Hennops Hiking Trail

In the heart of busy Gauteng, virtually on the doorstep of both Johannesburg and Pretoria, hikers can now experience one of the few unspoiled nature areas at Hennops Hiking Trail.

The Hennops hiking trail consists of 3 trails setting out from Hadeda Camp. At the beginning and end of the trails meanders along the Hennops River before veering away into the surrounding mountains.

Two unique features on the trail are the river crossings – 2 suspension bridges and a cable car. There are interesting historical sites along the trail. Aspiring historians will enjoy seeing an underground cave where “Pruimpie” lived, traces of old settlements and the old dolomite mines and the ovens in which the rocks were heated to melt and extract the lime.

The indigenous trees along the river, the gorges and plateau areas makes this an outstanding area for bird life.

The cost is R100/adult and R50/schoolchildren.

We have 3 Trails

Dassie Trail

Distance: 2km
Duration: 1 – 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: Easy – Average
Elevation gain: 70m
River crossing: Cable car/Suspension bridge (Waterfall Bridge)
Points of interest: Pruimpie se gat, dassie caves

This trail offers parents the opportunity to introduce their children to hiking.

Zebra Trail

Distance: 5km
Duration: 2 hours
Degree of difficulty: Easy – Average
Elevation gain: 110m
River crossing: Cable car/Suspension bridge
Points of interest: Bokmakieries Bos, Oude Muragie, Dassie caves

A variety of game can be viewed on this trail namely Zebra, Gnu, Impala, Blesbok, Kudu & Zonkie

Krokodilberg Trail

Distance: 10km
Duration: 3 – 5 hours
Degree of difficulty: Average – Difficult
Elevation gain: 400m
River crossing: Suspension bridge, cable car
Points of interest: Pruimpie se gat, view points, stone mount’s, Dolomite mines, Kalkoond, Dassie caves, river crossings

Not recommended for children under 12 or unfit adults.

How it works

  • As a day visitor, no booking required.
  • The cost is R100/adult and R50/schoolchildren.
  • Parking and registration office are situated at Hadeda Camp
  • You can start the hike anytime during the following hours:
    • Weekdays: 07h00 – 13h00
    • Weekends and Public Holidays:
      • October – March: 06h00 – 13h00
      • April – September: 07h00 – 13h00
  • Facilities Close at 17h00
  • Closed on 25 December
  • Upon registration you will receive a map and orientation
  • Please note that we are NOT affiliated with “Hennops Pride” or “Hennops River Hiking Trail“, so please ensure you follow directions for “Hennops Hiking & Mtb Trails” on Google Maps.

Pensioners and Students Discount

Great news. We have extended our Pensioners and Student discount to all weekdays, excluding Public Holidays.

  • The cost is R60/person
  • Pensioners require: Pensioners card or ID over 60 is required
  • Students require: A Valid student card is required from an accredited University / College
  • Parking and registration office are situated at Hadeda Camp
  • Note that Pubic Holidays are excluded from this offer

Need to know

  • A comfortable day backpack, strong shoes, and a hat are essential to any hike
  • Light snacks and sun block. There are no water points on the trails.
  • Carry 1L of water / person for every 2 hours of hiking
  • Choose the right trail for your fitness level
  • Our trails are suitable for active and fit children older than 5
  • Due to rough terrain, Baby strollers are not allowed on the trail
  • Please do not graffiti or deface our trees, rocks or any property
  • No pets
  • No alcohol allowed on trails
  • No Music
  • Do not litter!
  • A Food and coffee bar is at reception on Weekends and Pulic Holidays, and is open until 15h00

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