The McFab hike follows the 1925 tradition of a triple challenge with a celebration at the end. The difference is that his hike celebrates three niceties. The first part of the adventure, is the hike itself which spans 3 working farms and engages the hiker in everyday farm life, seeing tractors at work, and animals being herded, the hiker might even meet the farm horses roaming free.

The 2 days hike covers a distance of 37 km, and includes sightseeing of the farms, rest under the Willow trees along the Kalkspruit, a swim in the freshwater pool, even a lookout for the endangered Bald Ibis and African Grass owl.

Day 1 marks your arrival on the farm and your host spoils you with a home cooked farm dinner.

Day 2 starts early the next morning from the farmhouse on Beukusrus where you will be staying for the duration of your visit. This charming historic farmhouse was build in 1884 and it is said that a family member of Mr Sammy Marx lived here in the time of the Anglo Boer war. The next 17 km winds over grass fields, past maize, and soy plantations, and visits old Boer War farmhouses and historic sites. You will arrive back at the house in the afternoon and you may take a tour of the farm and relax on the verandah overlooking the farm and watching the sheep graze peacefully under the Poplar trees in front of the house. 

Day 3 starts early as the hike is 20km, make sure to arrange for a pick up should you require a shorter route. The route follows the roads on the farm, past a certain camp where the Grass owl is often seen. After the scenic hike, the second part of the adventure awaits you in the form of a food feast albeit a high tea in another historic building.This beautiful church was once a secret meeting place for war Generals. The last treat is an extra spoil for sore feet and necks in the form of a massage, and to seal it off, an enigmatic bonfire to toast friendships and enjoy the African skies. The McFab hike is an all inclusive package that accommodates 8 to 11 people in closed groups, and includes  accommodation for 3 nights, dinner bed and breakfast, guided slackpack, high tea, and the spa treatment. Contact for bookings: rooibosdormers@gmail.com

 

 

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