93km over 4 days on horseback or by foot. Portaged, catered for, 1 support vehicle. Accommodation in old farmhouses. Our own Baviaans Camino.


berg2The majestic Baviaanskloof Mountains and Wilderness Reserve is begging to be traversed by foot, however, the selected north-south route of the Baviaans Camino lends itself for novice horse riders to accompany hikers. Hikers and riders are supported in this remote wilderness area by a support vehicle, the trail is catered, and overnight accommodation in old farm houses.

The trail starts in Baviaans Region, part of the Karoo, from where hikers and horses cross the Baviaanskloof Mountain to get into the Baviaanskloof, and continue to traverse most of the Kouga Mountain Range towards the coast. The trail is 93km long (give or take) over 6 days and 5 nights (arrival and departure days included, giving you four full days of hiking).

Hikers and riders meet in Willowmore on arrival day, with dinner and overnight accommodation in the Willow Historical Guest House.  Staying together ensures an early start, and the group will be transported to the foot of the mountain straight after breakfast.

The trail ends in the outskirts of Kareedouw, so you can either arrange transport back to Willowmore after breakfast on departure day, or leave your vehicle in Kareedouw and arrange for transport to Willowmore on arrival day.

Our dates for 2020 are:

16 – 21 March
20 – 25 April
11 – 16 May
1 – 6 June
22 – 27 June
20 – 25 July
17 – 22 August
14 – 19 September
12 – 17 October
2 – 7 November

and for 2021:

8 – 13 March
12 – 17 April
3 – 8 May
31 May – 5 June
28 June – 3 July
18 – 24 July
16 – 21 August
13 – 18 September
11 – 16 October
8 – 13 November

Group size: 14 (of which 6 can be on horseback).

50% deposit will confirm your booking, and the remainder of the deposit is payable 6 weeks prior to your hike.

We can also assist with additional accommodation before or after the hike as well as with shuttle transfers.

Rates are available from chokkatrail@gmail.com