Karkloof Conservancy is opening up a 10.6km walk and a 4km walk.
R30per adult and R15per child.
Booking in advance is compulsory.
BOOKING PROCEDURES FOR WALKS:
The office is open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8 am - 4 pm. So please be patient with response time.
Walkers welcome 6 am - 2 pm
When booking please indicate: How many people, which day and what time you wish walk and give us your telephone number.
Cost: R30 per adult, Children under 12 R15, Children under 5 Free
Your booking will be confirmed with a reference number. You will need this number as proof of the booking. Please use the reference number and your name when paying via eft or paying cash/using the honesty box situated outside the office door. Please ensure you sign the indemnity form and register on your way in and out so we know you have returned safely.
Banking details: Preferred method of payment: EFT
Karkloof Conservation Centre
FNB Howick 220725
Account No: 62045693860
Reference no: this will be given to you when you make a booking
Please note: You are on private property. This is a working farm.
Please stay on the path and or road, do not wander off. Do not drink from the river.
Let us respect the birds and animals in their natural habitat. This is their home and you are a guest. Do not approach the Cranes or any other bird or animal.
Let's keep our noise levels down and not litter.
Also, no fires are permitted. Be careful of cars, trucks and tractors etc on the road.
No walkers after 2 pm. So please adhere to the booking guidelines outlined, to avoid disappointment.
Wear suitable clothing, take your own hat and water. Follow the arrows.
Visitors are asked to take personal responsibility for social distancing and for following hygiene protocols
Your support helps us maintain the facilities we love to share with others. Thank you.
If you haven't been here before. We are 15km up the Karkloof road, on the right-hand side. At the entrance to Gartmore Farm
In case of Emergency phone Charlie: 082 809 2590 or Jacquie: 083 4093 278
YOUR VISIT WILL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN HEALTH RISK AND WE TRUST YOU UNDERSTAND THIS CAUTION.
MASKS ARE TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES
Hiking Trail Info
Yarrow Falls Walk - Long Version Approx 10.6km | Cost: R30pp Adult. R15 for children under 12 years
Park your vehicle at the Karkloof Conservation Centre and sign in. Follow the markers.
Walk down the grass path, parallel to the Avenue of Liquid Amber trees.
When this path comes to an end wander onto the dirt road that leads you down towards the river. Cross over the bridge and walk towards the first homestead. About 2.9km from the Gartmore farm gate. Stay on the road.
Just past the first house on your left, you will see a paddock gate with a small sign that says F8.
Go into this paddock (if the gate is open please leave it open and if closed, please leave it closed) and follow the dirt road/track down to the small stream, through the glade of trees. Stay on this road and when it forks keep right.
Follow the dirt road through the field, down to the river.
Walk along the brush cut path parallel to the river, until you get to the Yarrow falls.
Careful here it is very rocky, there may be hidden rocks in the grass.
This is where you can enjoy the river and your picnic.
Walk back the same way.
Route Description: Predominately flat, meandering farm roads, dirt tracks and grass paths. There are a few rocks to look out for around the river/falls area. This is a working farm so the shale road can get quite busy with trucks and tractors. Take care. Do not drink from the river.
Difficulty rating: Farm/field road uneven ground (bring a walking stick if need be), little to no shade. Easy to moderate, no hiking experience needed. But you need to be fit enough to do 10km.
No water to drink - take your own, bring a hat.
Yarrow Falls Walk - Short Version Approx 4km | Cost: R30pp R15 for children under 12 years
Difficulty rating: Farm/field road uneven ground (so bring a walking stick if need be), little to no shade. Easy, no hiking experience needed. Bring your own water and a hat. Do not drink from the river.
Drive down the Ave of Liquid Amber trees, towards the river. Cross over the bridge and look for the first homestead on your left. Approx 2.9km from the Farm Gate. Just past the first house, you will see a paddock gate with a small sign that says F8. Before the main house entrance (second house on left). Park your car here (not in front of the gate).
Follow the road down to the small stream, through the glade of trees. Stay on this road and when it forks keep right. Keep right. Follow the road through the field, down to the river.
Walk along the brush cut path parallel to the river until you get to the Yarrow falls. Careful here it is very rocky. There may be hidden rocks in the grass. This is where you can enjoy the river and your picnic. Walk back the same way.