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Walk, Swim, Eat, Braai, Relax, Be in Nature, Enjoy Great Company Come enjoy the majestic, stunningly beautiful Machadadorp area for a memory, fun filled long weekend. We’ll be staying at the spectacular Wathaba camp just outside of Machadadorp. This the most popular of our Meetup events, is filled with endless laughter, friendship, tons of fun had by all, beautiful walks and swims in mountain pools and waterfalls, top class accommodation, oodles of fun around the camp fire in the evenings. Wathaba is without a doubt one of the most beautiful settings in the country. The trails we’ll walk are beautiful beyond words. Even more rewarding is that we can swim in crystal clear natural pools on the trails, explore the waterfalls, and so much more. This is the ideal break for YOU, giving you an opportunity to relax in nature with great people, braai, walk, talk, sleep, and SO much more. The camp is a mere three hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. Cost - Weekend per person R495-00. Full payment due on confirming yourself as YES for the event. Water - All the crystal clear water on the farm is drinkable. Food - Bring your own food and drinks. Bedding – Bring your own bedding (EG. Sleeping bag and pillow). Lighting – No electricity so bring torches, portable battery operated lights, candles, cooler boxes to keep your food fresh, etc. The Hydro electric lights will be switched on before dark and switched off at 22h00 every night. Cutlery & plates – Bring your own. Cancellation & Refunds - By Marking yourself as YES for this event you confirm that you have read these Cancellation & Refund terms, acknowledge them, understand them, accept them, and will abide by them. • Cancellation 90 days or more before the event - full refund; • Cancellation 60 days to 89 days before the event - 75% refund; • Cancellation 31 days to 59 days before the event - 50% refund.; • Cancellation 30 days or less before the event - NO REFUND, unless you find a paid (paid to you by your replacement of the event, and payment confirmed to the host of the event, by your replacement) replacement for you; • Cancellation fee of R150-00 applies to any cancellation, over and above the aforementioned cancellation fees. See you there. Steve Krummeck More about our camp and the trails we’ll walk About Wathaba Magalies Voetslaan Federasie awarded Wathaba Hiking Trails the Best Trail for 2012. Wathaba also won the Best Trail in 2007. The breathtaking Wathaba Hiking Trails is situated 20.8 km from Machadodorp on route to Badplaas, a mere three hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria. This hiking destination in Mpumalanga offers all hikers and nature lovers a piece of heaven, with its tranquillity and beautiful surroundings. Wathaba is a wilderness area in the Skurweberg Mountains boasting magnificent waterfalls, fauna and flora like wild flowers, mushrooms and lichens. It’s indigenous kloof vegetation with over a hundred different identified and marked tree species (some of record size) is home to an array of some of Mpumalanga's most spectacular bird life. Birds such as the Bald Ibis, Knysna Loerie and Long-tailed Wagtail, to mention a few, occur here, as well as a variety of small mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Visit the Wathaba website at Wathaba photo gallery - Map to Wathaba - GPS co-ordinates for Wathaba - S 25 47' 39.7″ E 30 22' 20.3″ Our camp Bottlebrush Haven camp is situated alongside the Schoonspruit stream and accommodates a minimum 6 adults, maximum 16 people and minimum 2 nights. It is a very comfortable and convenient camp, slightly primitive as there is no electricity. The huge kitchen, with an undercover braai in case of rain, is very convenient. There are four different sleeping rooms, sleeping 4,6, and 6. There is a spacious kitchen with undercover 'braai' in case of rain! Bottlebrush Haven camp's ablution facilities are "five star" for hikers! There are three extra outside wash basins with mosaic mirrors. Zinc tub for the ladies and children. Don't forget the bubble bath!!! No room service is provided. Wathaba supply mattresses with clean covers, BUT you need to bring your own bedding. That is, sleeping bag or duvet or blankets and pillows, whichever is suitable for you. Trails we’ll walk. The Lynx Loop The 10km Lynx Loop is very well marked. There are five waterfalls which can all be seen along the trail. Lana's pool, Fertility Falls, Kiepersolval, Varingval and the Cascades. Some of the waterfalls have beautiful pools where one can swim in the crystal clear water. There are many steps, ladders and bridges along the well-marked trail. Most of the indigenous trees along the trails are marked. The Bosbok Route The 4km route is a fairly easy trail and also very well marked. The whole trail is built alongside the Schoonspruit river. You pass the Wathaba Rainbow Falls, on your left, which can be seen from above. For the next two kilometers the Schoonspruit river will be on your left hand side. Then you will find the spectacular Bald Ibis Gorge where you are welcome to enjoy the crystal clear water for a swim and a picnic. On your way back you will criss-cross the river many times over bridges until you find the Wathaba Rainbow Falls from the top again on your left hand side. Just a little way down the mountain (just before the camps) there will be a Wathaba Rainbow Falls sign where you turn left at the T-junction, down to the river and walk upstream 300m to the magnificent Wathaba Rainbow Falls where you can enjoy another swim!


Machadadorp (Just outside Machadadorp) · Johannesburg

Respond by: 10/26/2018

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