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 2022-03 NA Naukluft [36 images*** | random | see 25 more images**]

The Naukluft Mountain Zebra Park is well known for its hiking trails, from 10 to 22 km day trails up to 8-day hiking.

We spent 2 nights in a nicely built and decorated chalet along the river.  We hiked the 10 km long Olive trail which gently climbs up to the plateau and offers magnificent views of the mountains and valleys.  The hike down the gorge was a bit rough especially with the chains over the last narrow rock pool... the only way to get through if you don't want to get wet!  The second hike was on the Waterkloof trail absolutely rewarding with many spectacular rock pools to dip in.  For the first 3 km, the trail follows the river with many big trees then a dry river bed.  We decided to turn around at the cave which made a return trip of about 11 km... just enough to still be able to be fit to drive back home the next morning!


tree roots in gorge of Waterkloof trail

tree roots in gorge of Waterkloof trail

jasmine-like aromatic flower

jasmine-like aromatic flower

tree growing on cliff

tree growing on cliff

red flower

red flower

trees in gorge of Waterkloof trail

trees in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

Lisa hiking on olive trail gorge

Lisa hiking on olive trail gorge

yellow flower

yellow flower

Lisa near rock pool along Waterkloof trail

Lisa near rock pool along Waterkloof trail

mountain covered with grass along Waterkloof trail

mountain covered with grass along Waterkloof trail

flowers to fruits

flowers to fruits

lobelia plant & flowers on rock

lobelia plant & flowers on rock

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

plant bud

plant bud

dry leaf on top of stem

dry leaf on top of stem

gorge down Olive trail

gorge down Olive trail

water pool in gorge of Olive trail

water pool in gorge of Olive trail

iris flower

iris flower

gorge down Olive trail

gorge down Olive trail

water pool in gorge of Olive trail

water pool in gorge of Olive trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

little waterfall with moss along Waterkloof trail

little waterfall with moss along Waterkloof trail

epilobe flowers

epilobe flowers

tree growing on cliff

tree growing on cliff

tree & grass on hill along Waterkloof trail

tree & grass on hill along Waterkloof trail

Lisa hiking on Olive trail around mountains

Lisa hiking on Olive trail around mountains

rock patterns | Lisa hiking in gorge of Olive trail

rock patterns | Lisa hiking in gorge of Olive trail

rock pool along Waterkloof trail

rock pool along Waterkloof trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

Lisa in tree in gorge of Waterkloof trail

Lisa in tree in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock formation in gorge of Waterkloof trail

palm plant on mountain

palm plant on mountain

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

rock pool in gorge of Waterkloof trail

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