Gats River Canyon Walk

Gats River Canyon Walk



On Ganora Guestfarm there is a wide range of landscapes to hike. A number of trails allow guests to experience the Karoo from mountaintop to meadow.

A lovely canyon walk while watching the eagles fly above you is the ideal way to relieve your stress. To cool off you may swim in the Karoo pools en-route. Picnic baskets are also available on request.

The canyon walk is something really special which you can experience by following the trail from our farm to our neighbour. In the canyon you will find rock pools to swim in, depending on the water levels. The canyon has its own pair of Black Eagles. At times you will also see their youngster that they have reared learning to fly. We are willing to take your vehicle around to the end point, and the walk should not take you more than 3 hours from our homestead. Some people prefer to spend most of the day in the canyon and then return to Ganora.

Trail 5 (Canyon)

Distance: 8.13km (farmstall), 13km (village), or 21km (complete loop)
Duration: 2.5, 4, or 6 hours
Recommended For: Hikers

Trail 5 follows the river that runs through the canyon on the farm. Three options exist for hikers. The trail leads to a neighboring farmstall where we may park the hikers’ car while they hike so that they may drive back to the farm. Hikers may also follow the trail to Nieu Bethesda, where we may park their car as well. A complete loop leads from Nieu Bethesda to the farm on the main dirt road, but this option is not recommended. In the canyon, hikers may spot a pair of eagles that nest on the rock face.

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