Easterkloof

Name of venue

Easterkloof, Magaliesberg

Information courtesy of Barbara Reid

Brief summary of venue

With no steep walk-ins and a waterfall, Easterkloof is a beautiful and accessible hiking kloof in the Magaliesberg.  The kloof, which got its name as the first time the MCSA held a meet there was over the Easter weekend, offers a range of hikes of various lengths through a beautiful gorge along the stream bed.

Permit/ permission info

Contact the MCSA Administrator for permission.

Approximate travelling time from Johannesburg

1.5 hours.

Parking information

Parking is available on Francois Junod’s farm; there have been no break-in incidents to date.  A parking fee is payable, either pay the attendant or put money into the box.  Parking fees increase yearly, ask MCSA for the latest information.

Info on walk in

The amount of time taken to walk in depends on your level of fitness and how far you plan to go.  The start of the walk is relatively easy but becomes harder the further you choose to hike.

Accommodation

None available; Easterkloof is a day venue.

Availability of water for drinking

Plenty of water as the walk follows the stream up the kloof.

Climbing information

No climbing available.

Lunch spots

There are many places to stop and enjoy lunch.  No monkey proof cages.

Child friendly

Dependent on child’s ability to walk.  More suited to children 12 years and older.

Swimming

 

Camp fires

 

Other attractions

A wide variety of birds, animals and plants, beautiful scenery and a waterfall.

Dangers

In December 2011, 7 people were mugged at knife point; please contact the MCSA Administrator for the latest information regarding safety issues.

Contact

MCSA Jhb Section, Tel: 011 807 1310 (8am-10am weekdays), Fax: 011 807 1310, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.