Amatola Hiking Trails
Last Updated: March 2015
- Longitude: 27.298314
- Latitude: -32.739907
About Amatola Hiking Trails
Amatola Trail begins at the Maden Dam near King Williams Town and ends at the Tyumie River near Hogsback. It is a six day (105km) trail and overnight huts are provided. It is one of the most demanding, yet magnificent, trails in Southern Africa. The trail traverses the rugged Amatole mountains and is characterized by lush indigenous forests, waterfalls and superb vistas from the mountain ridges. Permutations of the Amatole Trail can be done.
Evelyn Valley Loop starts and ends at the Maden Dam near King Williams Town, an overnight hut is provided. It is a two day (27km) trail. The scenery includes the magnificent indigenous forests of the Amatole Mountains and numerous forest streams. It is a fairly easy hike which is well suited to school groups and beginners.
The Zingcuka Loop begins and ends at the Tyumie River near Hogsback. It is a two day (36km) trail. The trail passes through beautiful mountains and forest scenery, numerous waterfalls can be seen and hikers are given the opportunity to climb the Hogsback Peak. It is a fairly easy trail, but with some steep sections on the second day.
Sandile Cave walk is approximately 5km. It begins and ends at the Maden Dam. The trail takes approx. 4hrs return. Walkers are able to inspect the cave and visit the grave site. This trail is best done with a guide.