Closest Town: Greytown
Grading: Moderate | Duration: Self-determined
Location (Area/Province): KZN - Natal and Midlands
Start Point: Blinkwater Nature Reserve
Access: Contact for more information.
Facilities: Three overnight, self-catering hiking cottages (only bunk beds and mattresses supplied) Vehicle access only to Mountain Falls cottage; very remote and may only be reached by foot or bicycle.
Cell Reception: None
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Blinkwater is in the heart of the of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, an area of scenic wonder ideal for both the backpacker and the mountain biker. Land of indigenous forests, upland grasslands, vleis, streams and commercial plantations – home to the endangered Oribi and rare Blue Swallow – This is Blinkwater.
On your bike
Distance is self-deteremined. There are more than 100km of plantation and district roads through the scenic Karkloof area waiting to be explored.
Off the bike
Hiking is the chief activity on offer but there are 100 km or more of plantation and district roads through the scenic Karkloof area
Contact person: KZN Wildlife (Central Reservations Office)
Phone number: +27 (0)33 845 1999
GPS: S 29° 15′ 20.52″ E 30° 26′ 22.92″