Get Active...

2000m above stress level


We’ve got you covered, from altitudes as low as 310m above sea level to as high as 1640m or with special permits even to the top of Keeromberg at 2072m.

Since 1999 we’ve created a 60km long network of Hiking Trails leading up the mountains and down into deep gorges, the Gecko trail, which became part of the roughly 750km long Rim of Africa, Africa’s toughest and longest Mountain Traverse.

In addition to our MT-Bike trails we offer guided Abseiling trips of and overnight Canyoning into the Nuy River Gorge. 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.

MTB Trails

Test your levels of experience on 3 different MTB routes, from an easy 10km down to Keerom dam and back, to a gruelling 40km of Jeep-, farm- and some tar roads on Rooihoogte Pass and via our access road back to Simonskloof. The final one: 100km, a great exploration of the Koo Valley, down the Burgers pass via the Keisie valley to Montagu and back. The dust roads simply hold no limits!


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.