• Welcome to Hennops Hiking Trail

About Us

In the heart of busy Gauteng, virtually on the doorstep of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, hikers can now experience one of the few unspoiled nature areas at Hennops Hiking Trail.

The Hennops hiking trail consists of 4 trails setting out from Hadeda Camp. At the beginning and end of the trails meanders along the Hennops River before veering away into the surrounding mountains.

Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings – 2 suspension bridges and a cable car. There are interesting historical sites along the trail, amongst others an old field (veld) hospital used in the Anglo Boer war. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, traces of old settlements and the old dolomite mines and the ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime.

The indigenous trees along the river, the gorges and plateau areas makes this an outstanding area for bird life.

Zebra Trail

Distance: 5km
Duration: 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: Easy – Average
Elevation gain: 110m
River crossing: Cable car/Suspension bridge (Long Tom’s bridge)

Points of interest: Bokmakieries Bos, Oude Muragie, Dassie caves

A variety of game can be viewed on this trail namely Zebra, Gnu, Impala, Blesbok, Kudu & Zonkie

Krokodilberg Trail

Distance: 10km
Duration: 3 – 4 hours
Degree of difficulty: Average – Difficult
Elevation gain: 400m
River crossing: Suspension bridge (Oupa’s Bridge), cable car
Points of interest: Hospital cave, Pruimpie se gat, view points, stone mount’s, Dolomite mines, Kalkoond, Dassie caves

Not recommended for children under 12 or unfit adults. Small game as well as Kudu and Eland can be viewed on this trail

Dassie Trail

Distance: 2.5km
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: Easy – Average
Elevation gain: 70m
River crossing: Suspension bridge (Oupa’s bridge), Cable car

Hospital cave, Pruimpie se gat, dassie caves

This trail offers parents the opportunity to introduce their children to hiking. It follows the same route as Krokodilberg to start but returns at no. 6 (Pruimpie se gat) to the cable car on the “escape route”

River Trail

Distance: 1.5km
Duration: 30 minutes
Degree of difficulty: Easy
River crossing: Long Tom’s suspension bridge, cable car
Surrounded by the river and trees, this beautiful flat trail can be added to the Dassie, Zebra or Krokodilberg trail to add an extra 1,5km or to return home via the Long Tom’s bridge.

Frequently Ask Questions

We would love to take your call, but due to high call volumes we aim to answer all your questions in the section below.

Do I need to book?

As a day visitor, you don’t need to book. Parking and registration office are situated at Hadeda Camp

What time can I hike?


    Registration office hours:
  • Weekdays: 07h00 – 13h00
  • Weekends and Public Holidays:
    • November – March: 06h00 – 13h00
    • April – October: 07h00 – 14h00

Facilities closes at 17h00

How long does it take to complete the trail?

The average time to complete the Zebra Trail is about 2 hours and about 3 - 4 hours to complete the Krokodilberg Trial

Can I bring my dog?

We have game on the trail and therefor does not allow dogs on the trail

Do I need any special equipment

No, just carry enough water and if you have a walking stick, it might come in handy

Do you offer braai facilities?

Yes, We offer braai facilities at the Hennops Picnic Spot, where there are swimming pools as wel

If you have inqueries please email us at info@hennops.co.za
or Contact us on 082 825 9205

Directions

S 25°47'53.173" E 27°59'23.574"

Opertaing Hours

    Registration office hours:
  • Weekdays: 07h00 – 13h00
  • Weekends and Public Holidays:
    • November – March: 06h00 – 13h00
    • April – October: 07h00 – 14h00

Facilities closes at 17h00
We will be closed on 25 Decemeber.

Cost

The cost is R80/adult and R40/schoolchildren.
All fees are payable in cash – no card facilities available.

This also gives you access to Hennops Picnic Spot where swimming pools and braai facilties are available.