Leopard Trail Reviews
By Hikers & Trail Runners
Review of The Leopard Trail Run by trail explorer Andy Wesson (from TRAIL mag, Aug 2016)
The Trail is fantastic. The toughness of the trail should be noted by hikers, this is not for everyone…
Very fit hikers will find this hike quite easy and less fit hikers will find the tough spots a bit challenging.
I have walked the Whale Trail a number of times, the Fish River and Oorlogskloof once and some other shorter local hikes. The Leopard Trail was a real treat, but I have to say it was a lot tougher than I had expected – the second day in particular – with a lot of up and down and up and down the hills and saddles.
We loved the weekend. The hike is magnificent. The hike is challenging. Great memories. We will give you more feedback when we can walk again(joke).
We found it a tough trail with lots of ups and downs and up again but thoroughly enjoyed the experience, the magnificent views from the top and the valley walks and surviving a walk in a thunder and lightning storm.
Fully equipped kitchen tents – we did not need for anything…
Day Three of the trail was just my best. I loved the three saddles and their vegetation. The proteas were blooming beautifully. None of us found the trail tough.
We had a great time – and walking 16km one day followed by 18km the next day takes some doing!