Arboretum-Thabeng Bush Camp

Arboretum-Thabeng Bush Camp

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Get away from the hectic life of the city. Spend a week-end at Arboretum-Thabeng Bush Camp or relax in the guest cottage. You can enjoy a walk or horse ride through the forests and unspoilt bushveld. There are three walking trails ranging from 40 minutes to 3 hours. Braai and picnic facilities are available for the day visitor.

The Thabeng bush camp has a log cabin with bunk beds and mattresses for 24 people. There is a large brick building that may be used for overnight accommodation or lecture / games room, ablution blocks with hot showers, night toilets and basins. The kitchen is equipped with a paraffin fridge, gas stove, table and double sink. There is a large braai area with a lapa and gazebo

Walking Trails
Select any of our marked walking trails, in an unspoilt environment, and be on the look-out for a variety of bird species.

Bookings essential
Day visitors: R10.00 per person entrance fee.

The Suikerbos Trail (2.2km) was developed for flower lovers. The Suikerbos protea, Protea Caffra, grows on the southern side of the escarpment with a beautiful view of the Suikerbosrand as well as Meyerton, Henley, Vereeniging, Vanderbijl and Sasol. An interesting walk that has a few assents and descents. This walk can also be combined with the Red paintbrush at 2km. For the more serious hiker the Tarentaal trail lengthens the walk by 3.1km.

The Red Paintbrush Trail takes you through thornbush area that was specifically marked out to view the beautiful scadoxus bulbs that are in bloom in their thousands during October. The Bofanie, better known as the rolbos or sore eye, which is rare to the area, can also be viewed. The route starts about 250 metres from the bush camp through a small pine forest. There are two picnic spots on route

The Tarentaal Trail begins at the nursey and takes you though thick thorn bush, blue gum plantations and grassland habitat. Returning via the 2.9km dirt track road takes about 3 hours.

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