“I loved the route and how each day is different. The overnight facilities is more than sufficient, the staff friendly. Willem made sure we are all happy and went out of his way to tell us tales about the Kloof and the farm. I assume the cold water shower could be an issue for hikers deciding to do the hike in the colder months. The only thing I would change is to have a radio at each camp should there be an emergency”.
In my eye – also staff very friendly, organization excellent. The entire slack pack idea with the black crates worked perfect. They ensure your goods are kept in shade all the time.
The cold water showers I enjoyed – but I can imagine colder months it wont be that easy. I also overheard that there is a plan that cabins are to be build in the future – We actually enjoyed the tent set up. It gave it a different atmosphere.
The route was marked well – here and there you had to think a bit and search for foot prints – but again – it made the hike more enjoyable. The route itself amazing – different every day. We also were lucky with all the flowers blooming, most interesting plants and succulents. I am very impressed overall. Enough water every day as well.
This was my first slack pack ever, and second 5 day hike (otter was first) so difficult to compare and you cannot compare otter with leopard – different hike and scenery – both were amazing. But I cant really give any suggestions – everyday I thought everything worked out so well.