GARDEN ROUTE WILDERNESS TREKKING
SWARTBERG TRAVERSE - A MOUNTAIN WILDERNESS TREK IN THE WESTERN CAPE
From Seweweeks poort to Towerkop mountain near Ladismith in the Western Cape, this is a dramatic trek of magnificent peaks, endless vistas, solitude and serious hiking, suitable only for those who are fit and happy with roughing it! The trek takes 4 days, each night is spent in a mountain cave and we take all provisions with us.
We ascend the highest peak in the Western Cape, Seweweeks poort mountain 2325m, itís a stunning start to the traverse that winds westward along the ridges joining the Klein Swartberg mountains. Youíll have views over the farmlands far below and the little Karoo.
Towerkop, an iconic mountain with a deep cleft through itís peak is where the trail starts itís descent. This beautiful peak towers over the farming community of Ladismith. At the end of the trip, we take a scenic drive to the gorgeous town of Barrydale to spend the evening soaking up Karoo hospitality and sampling some of the fine fare available from the region.
Weather can be extreme in these mountains, really high temperatures in summer, with snow and ice being common in the winter months. Although the intention is to sleep in caves, we do carry bivy bags for emergency camps in case of adverse weather . Water is limited on this Karoo trail, so be prepared to carry a few liters with you. This trek is completely off trail.
If† youíre keen on wild places, spectacular scenery and a good hard walk, email us for the details on this scenic trail.
This Guided Trail includes:
∑ An experienced and qualified GoVertical Mountaineering guide, who will make sure you donít miss any of the good bits, is able to provide information about the trails, flora, fauna, geology, and provide the appropriate response† if there is a medical or emergency situation.
∑ All meals on the trail
∑ Reservations & Park fees
∑ 1 nightís accommodation in Barrydale - to celebrate!
∑ Accommodation before the trail in local lodges.
∑ Equipment hire
∑ Pick up and drop off from start or finish of trail
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