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
|Outeniqua Nature Reserve (Office)
|± 7.5 km
|± 225 m
|Download GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.
|± 25 m — 45 m
|± 45 m — 1 h 20 m
FACILITIES AT THE START