Fresh Trails Kaapsehoop Adventure Weekend 16 – 18 October

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  • FRESH TRAILS KAAPSEHOOP ADVENTURE WEEKEND 16 - 18 OCTOBER
    October 16, 2020 - October 18, 2020
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Mountains are calling!

We at Fresh Trails are passionate about the great outdoors and keeping active. As you know by now, we create adventure and initiate loads of fun. We are thus super excited to invite you to our next Fresh Trails Adventure weekend!

Come and join us for an incredible weekend in the mountains with great friends, good food and trails to explore to your heart’s content.

This weekend adventure entails fantastic company, rustic accommodation and spectacular views. This adventure trip includes your transport, accommodation and tantalising meals.

Kaapsehoop:

Quaint, cloudy and calm – this is Kaapsehoop .  Set atop a mountain pass on the Drakensberg escarpment above Nelspruit, it comes slowly into view, as if appearing out of the mists of time.

The gravel streets are lit by lantern-style lights and the town has a series of quaint shops and eateries.  It has a lovely moderate climate- making it a lot cooler up there during summer whilst the Lowveld bakes.

Most appealing though is a herd of wild horses that makes the plateau its home.  The village is particularly regardful of their horses (there are about 200 of them) that range at will among the houses and on the plateau beyond.

Their blue swallows are unique, as well as a series of ancient stones, known as Adam’s Calendar, that suggest an ancient and mystical history of mankind.

Blue swallow are rarely seen in South Africa. Part of the escarpment is declared a blue swallow natural heritage site.

From up here there are incredible views over the Lowveld, particularly of the Baberton valley, known as De Kaap Valley. It was also known as the ‘valley of death’ because of the prevalence of malaria, which Kaapsehoop evaded (and continues to do so), because of its altitude.

Kaapsche Hoop, the original Dutch spelling of the town’s name, came into existence as part of the 1873 gold rush. It’s very name means ‘hope of the Cape’!  This refers to the prospector’s hopes for gold.

What a great setting to present the next Fresh Trails adventure weekend experience with pristine trail running!!!!

  1. DATE

16 to 18 October 2020

Province: Mpumalanga

Town: Kaapsehoop

Accommodation : Kaapsehoop Adventures is a rustic establishment with shared rooms, camping, communal ablutions and well equipped kitchen. Nestled deep in the forest, off the grid with spectacular views.

 

Trail Description: Plantation jeep track and flowing single track;  Kaapsehoop rock formations;  grassland escarpment with misty mountains and plantations.

 

  1. TIME

Friday:

13h00 Shuttle to Kaapsehoop leaving Wolwespruit Trail Park in Pretoria

Arrives Kaapsehoop +- 16h30

18h00 Sundowners and dinner around the camp fire.

Saturday:

05h30 Coffee & Beskuit.

06h00 Hit the trails with Frikkie. Distance is up to every one’s  own  ability.

10h00 Brunch at an exclusive location along the trail.

12h00 – 13h00 Back at accommodation. Afternoon leisure time to explore in and around town.

18h00 Sundowners and dinner.

Sunday:

06h00 Coffee & Beskuit

06h30 Trails “which tiger line does Frikkie have in mind today?’

10h00 Brunch back at Kaapsehoop adventures

12h00 Transfer back to Pretoria.

3. COSTS
Per person sharing in rooms (8 beds available) = R3000
Per person shared camping (4 tents available) = R2000
Per person private camping (3 tents available) = R3000

Joining just for the runs including scrumptious brunch R450.(limited spots available)

4. INCLUDED
TRANSFER FROM PRETORIA TO KAAPSEHOOP AND BACK
ACCOMMODATION, 2 NIGHTS CAMPING OR SHARING ROOM
FRESH MOUNTAIN HOSPITALITY, 2 DELICIOUS DINNERS & 2 BRUNCHES
GREAT TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
REFRESHMENTS ON THE TRAIL AND FINISH
PERMITS TO RUN WILD ON KAAPSEHOOP PRIVATE TRAILS
LOCAL GUIDED RUNS

 

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