Latest News and Blogs from the Leopard Trail
So from all the people on the ground who are involved in the bigger project, we would like to say a heart felt thank you to all of our partners at the ECPTA. Here’s to a long future of creating a legacy for hikers and locals alike.
For some the only thing better than a walk in the mountains is a run in the mountains. The Leopard Trail Run allows trail runners to run the Leopard trail over two days. See our trail running section for all the details.
In February just before lock down Justin Fox, the editor of Getaway Magazine, paid us a visit at Go Baviaans. He joined hikers at the first night’s camp for a braai, came with us to check Leopard cameras, and went for a walk to the Cedar Falls. He shares his story in the latest Getaway edition.
When another of the national outdoor adventure magazines features the Leopard Trail, we know we are getting noticed by the SA hiking community. Another great article and guide to the trail in the Go Hiking 2020 guide.
What kind of hiker is grateful for a flash flood? These guys were at camp two when the thunderstorm hit, and we had to send a drone overhead to make sure they were all ok. The next day they were ecstatic and very grateful to have the chance to experience a force of nature like this (and that our camp sites have been well placed with floods in mind). #realhikers
Great footage of the flash floods in Feb 2019 on the Leopard Trail in the Baviaanskloof
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.
When an experienced hiking blog states this about the Leopard Trail, it feels great! “You are going to find it difficult to top this hike. It has everything you could possibly want in a hike and more. It’s a perfect starting hike for those wanting to ease from slackpacking into full-blown multi-day hiking. The rugged beauty of this part of the country is unsurpassed, and it certainly is both a challenge and an adventure.”
The Baviaans is a landscape that begs to be hiked and thankfully the Leopard Trail provides a 4 day route to indulge avid hikers and explorers.
Jacques Marais is a well known adventurer, photographer, story teller and general outdoorsman. His latest book “More things to do in Moer and Gone Places” features the Leopard Trail.