Outeniqua hiking trail Bushbuck loop

Bushbuck Loop

This trail winds through the Witfontein pine plantation as well as indigenous forest and fynbos sections. Being part of the Outeniqua Nature Reserve, access is controlled and permits are required. Entrance is accessed controlled but free and self-issue permits can be obtained from the Witfontein forestry station office next to the parking area.

The Witfontein plantation, north of George, offers some unique mountain bike and hiking trails in the area.

The route starts at the Witfontein forestry station at Cape Nature’s Outeniqua Nature Reserve

How to get there

Take the N12 to Oudtshoorn (towards the Outeniqua Pass). Just outside George (800m from the traffic circle at the Engen Eco Stop) turn right at the Montagu Pass / Outeniqua sign. Shortly after turning here turn right again into the Witfontein Forestry plantation. Sign in at the boom gate. Entry is free.

Cape Nature Contact Centre: 087 087 8250

Outeniqua Nature Reserve General information

Office hours: 07:30–16:00

Tel: 087 087 4151

Start Coordinates: (DD) -33.935678 ; 22.426987
Start/FinishOuteniqua Nature Reserve (Office)
Distance± 7.5 km
Elevation Gain± 225 m
Perceived ExertionModerate
Trail SystemOuteniqua
SurfaceHiking trail
Jeep Track
Plantation road
Route MarkersNone
GPX MapDownload GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.

ESTIMATED TIME

Trail Running± 25 m — 45 m
Hiking± 45 m — 1 h 20 m

FACILITIES AT THE START

  • Parking 
  • Restroom 
  • Water

ESTABLISHMENTS EN ROUTE

LAND OWNERS & MANAGERS

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