Leopard Trail Reviews
By Hikers & Trail Runners
Along with some really great photo’s, Hiking South Africa had some very cool things to say about the Leopard Trail. We are committed to making this one of the top multi day slack packing hikes in SA, and it feels great when others are say we are getting it right.
“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.
Thank you so much for all your assistance for our trip. Staff were friendly and helpful, and Willem was kind enough to give us a lift to camp 3 when I twisted my ankle up Honeybush hill. Amazing facilities, and the camps were beautifully situated. The only downside was having to pack tents up before the sun hit the camp, so they were wet when packed. Otherwise, there was enough water for us, the trail was always clearly marked so no chance of getting lost, and having a stocked camp was always a plus. Just something to mention though, and I’m sure it’s common place in areas like this, but there were plenty of tics on the trail. Wearing long pants is definitely a must in this situation.
Sadly we didn’t see any leopard, but did see their prints in a few areas. Wished we could have seen more wildlife, but when you traverse an area this big, I suppose you have to be quite lucky to spot something. Thanks again. Really amazing place.
We had a lovely hike. Cold but we enjoyed every moment.
Trail was well kept and markings also very good.
We did create a lot of memories!!
The Baviaanskloof is an extremely beautiful place. Thank you for hosting us. Willem’s service toward us was excellent & how very humble & willing he is. Thank you so much for this too
Jacques Marais’s book “More things to do in Moer and Gone Places” features the Leopard Trail
Golden Tickets holders will have 10 years of free hikes on the Leopard Trail, and VIP access to bookings on the trail before the bookings are even open to the public. And we are offering the Golden Tickets at a price that works out at a 78% discount! Why would we do that?
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…