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2000m above stress level


We’ve got you covered, from altitudes as low as 310m above sea level to as high as 1640m or guided to the top of Keeromsberg at 2072m.

Since 1999 we’ve created a 60km long network of Hiking Trails leading up mountains and down into a deep gorge. In 2003 work started on the Gecko Trail, sections of it form part of the 720km long Rim of Africa annual Mountain Traverse, Africa’s toughest wilderness hike.

In addition to our Hiking Trails we guide Wilderness Trekking, Abseiling trips and overnight Canyoning in the Nuy River Gorge. Since 2020 we offer Rock climbing, Sport and Trad. Alternatively, simply cool off in our little rock pools not far from the cottages, awesome locations for bird watching.

Gecko Trail

The Gecko Trail is our triple-day wilderness hiking trail established in 2003. This unique hiking trail is shaped like a Triskelion with Simonskloof in the centre and a combined total length of ±47km. The concept allows you to pick any one or two of the routes, choose where to start, where to end and in which direction you wish to hike. In short three linear day routes with three stop/start points. For more detailed info please contact us. . . . YOUR life was meant to be an Adventure!

Kloofing / Canyoning

Bushwhack through Karoo and fynbos • Abseil/Rappel down sheer rock faces • Boulder-hop under the blazing sun • Swim through icy water • Bivouac under beautiful moonlit skies • Cook over an open fire • Fully catered or self-catered • Professionally guided

It’s Kloofing / Canyoning the Nuy River Gorge!

Abseiling / Rappelling

Abseil/rappel 60m off the edge of the Nuy River gorge. A scenic 1-hour hike gets you to the site above the Gorge, right next to a little water fall. From here you abseil safely 60m into the gorge. Professional instructions and guiding are standard, the remoteness and fantastic views are exceptional.

Hiking Trails

Besides the Gecko Trail, we have five shorter trails starting right on the doorsteps of the cottages or campsites. Most are one-way trails leading to unique places with stunning views and same route back, others are circular and most start near Eric’s Place, next to the rondavel or at the drift after the reception.

Mountain Guiding

Hungry for Mountain Adventures? We guide Wilderness Trekking, Day, Overnight & Multiday Adventures in the Cape Fold Mountains with highlights like Saw Edge Peak 1723m (the Matterhorn of the Langeberg), Keeromsberg 2072m and our original “Hike of the Knife Edge” – the Langeberg ridge line to Montagu since 2002… and then some:

The Mountains simply hold no limits!

WWOOF – Voluneering

WWOOF stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, an international volunteer concept – see also

The movement started in England the 70’s as Working Weekends On Organic Farms, giving organic farmer a much-needed helping hand to be economically competitive with conventional farming production.