This tower loop starts with a 3km climb up to the FM Tower and offers excellent views over George. From there on it follows the top and bottom contours of the Witfontein Plantation.
Watch out for hikers, runners, cyclists and dog walkers, especially on the bottom contour where 15km/h should not be exceeded.
The route starts at the Witfontein forestry station at Cape Nature’s Outeniqua Nature Reserve
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.
|Start Coordinates: (DD)||-33.935358 ; 22.427240|
|Start/Finish||Outeniqua Nature Reserve (Office)|
|Distance||± 6.1 km (out & back)|
|Elevation Gain||± 285 m|
|GPX Map||Download GPX file for self-navigation on your GPS device or smart phone.|
|Mountain Biking||± 45 m — 1 h 30 m|
|Trail Running||± 1 h — 2 h|
|Hiking||± 2 h 30 m — 3 h 30 m|
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