Orange Kloof Hoerikwaggo Areas: Hoerikwaggo Trail

By: Hoerikwaggo Trail  11-11-2011


Orange Kloof
is a magical forest in the heart of the Table Mountain National Park.


The Disa River runs through Orange Kloof and originates from the Table Mountain slopes (at about 720m high) and flows through most of the Table Mountain National Park. The Disa River is typical of a river in the fynbos biome; rivers in this biome are typically short, steep and fast flowing with a naturally brown tea coloured water which comes from the acidity level.


This forest used to be 500ha’s but after the exploitations in the 1950’s and the fires, the area has decreased substantially. This forest also contains exotic plant life as well as indigenous and alien vegetation. Some of the ‘exotics’ found in this area are; populus canescerns, quercus robur, eucalypts belts etc.


Fewer fires have occurred in Orange Kloof National Forest compared to other parts of the Table Mountain National Park making some of the trees and vegetation in this area the oldest in Cape Town. This area has remained un-burnt for over 30 years – another reason that this forest is highly protected! Walking through the Orange Kloof National Forest gives one a feeling of been in a rainforest under the magnificent canopies of trees…


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11-11-2011

Table Mountain to Orange Kloof Hoerikwaggo Trail: Hoerikwaggo Trail

Included in the price: Accommodation at Orangekloof Tented Camp, Entrance fees as per itinerary, qualified local hiking guide and transport, where necessary. Hike through the Table Mountain National Park Hoerikwaggo areas including: Table Mountain, Maclears Beacon and Orange Kloof National Park. A family-friendly hiking adventure the top of Table Mountain to a forest close to Hout Bay.


11-11-2011

Orange Kloof Hoerikwaggo Trail: Hoerikwaggo Trail

Included in the price: Accommodation, entrance fees as per itinerary, qualified local hiking guides and porterage service. You will overnight at the Orange Kloof tented Camps in the heart of the Orange Kloof national forest. A 2-day hike from Silvermine Dam to Cape Town along a leg of the famous Hoerikwaggo Trail. This Hoerikwaggo Trial has a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 hikers at a time.