Frosty Peaks Wartrail Highlands adevnture
Frosty Peaks Wartrail Highlands adevnture

A unique high altitude walking tour that will take you from cave to beautiful cave. Each days walking is around 15 to 20km for 5 days along gravel roads and local trek paths, meandering between farms, mountains and river streams.

Each destination offers great scenery and the opportunity to continue exploring. Cool off mid-walk by swimming in the streams and picnicking under the shade of poplar trees.

Setting up camp underneath magnificent sandstone caves will keep you sheltered, dry and comfortable, while you enjoy your evening meal under the stars.

Walkers have the opportunity to spot local wildlife, such as; Mountain Rhebuck, Lammergeiers, eagles, Dassies, hares and more.
Come and enjoy our home with us, and leave with wonderful memories to take back to yours.

Come and enjoy the hiking trails of Wartrail, Barkly East and bask in the mountains and beauty of the outdoors.
Dog-friendly outdoor adventure seekers will enjoy hiking and camping in Wartrail, Barkly East.
Grab your camera and experience the very best photography opportunities Barkly East and Wartrail has to offer.
Balloch Cave offers the most picturesque scenery together with comfortable camping areas beneath the Balloch Caves

The Route

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Arrival Date: Arrive at Balloch at 4pm, set up camp and enjoy a hearty Dinner.

Balloch is a beautiful cave accessible by vehicle, its views are magnificent and its reputation well known. The Salomon Skyrun and Wartrail Challenge is held at the cave each year, and it’s even been a successful wedding venue on more than one occasion. Come and see why we love it so much! (This is the only Cave spot that has a fully equipped ablution facility)

Departure Date:  Depart by 9am from Balloch

Guests are asked to please depart by 9am.

Dine under the stars with the most beautiful mountain views in Wartrail, Barkly East.
For the non-adrenaline seekers, Frosty Peaks has beautifully quiet farm roads and grassy paths to explore the area.
Explore various Wartrail Highlands caves and hiking trails with Frosty Peaks.

Booking Dates

Rates & Details

Total Cost is R4250.00 per person. Dinner, tea and coffee, light breakfast and light lunch included.

Please ensure you cater for your own Refreshments and snacks for each days walking. Any dietary requirements must be arranged via email with the hosts.

The Camino Tour is limited to 16 participants per tour.

Also please see the Important Information page for what equipment to bring etc.

For all bookings please contact:

Bella Viedge

Email: frostypeaks.wartrail@gmail.com

 

 

Whatsapp: 083 633 0417

For emergency contacts:

Graham Frost on 082 854 9929

Rates & Details

Total Cost is R4250.00 per person. Dinner, tea and coffee, light breakfast and light lunch included.

Please ensure you cater for your own Refreshments, and snacks for each days walking.  Any dietary requirements must be arranged with the host via email.

Also please see the Important Information page for what equipment to bring etc.

For all bookings please contact:

Bella Viedge

Whatsapp: 083 633 0417

For emergency contacts:

Graham Frost on 082 854 9929

Important Information

Important Information

General

  • There is little to no cellphone reception on route
  • No medication will be kept cold for you, please bring along your own cooler bags and equipment.
  • All indemnity forms must be printed, signed and brought along with you
  • The Weather is interchangeable this time of year. Cool temperatures in the early morning and evenings, warmer temperatures in the day. Please expect afternoon thundershowers and/or hot temperatures. It can get quite cold, please prepare for that.
  • The tour is limited to a maximum of 16 participants.

Food and Snacks

  • If you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, you must bring your own alternatives. Please also inform us in advance via email
  • Tea and coffee will be provided each evening and morning.
  • Dinner will be catered for and provided each evening.
  • A light (non-cooked) Breakfast will be provided everyday, along with bread, cheese, crackers etc for walkers to make a light lunch pack for themselves. 
  • Bring your own refreshments and snacks for each day.

Equipment and Set Up

  • You are responsible for making and undoing your own tents
  • Only one small 2 man tent per person
  • Only self inlflating mattresses or roll mats will be acceptable. No foam mattresses!
  • Please ensure all your equipment is appropriately labelled for identification purposes
  • All walkers must bring their own chairs and wash buckets/basins. The foldable ones are advisable.
  • There will be hot water provided at each days stop over for washing up.
  • Clothing and equipment should fit into a medium sized Pep bag, see picture for reference.
When preparing for your Cave to Camino Cave adventure, this is the size bag to bring along.

Directions

From Barkly East (+- 60 min travel time)

  • Head out of town towards Aliwal North for about 3km. Take the Right Turn onto the gravel road, signs will be labelled with Lundeans Nek/Wartrail and New England.
  • Keep right at the next fork
  • Turn right at the T-Junction
  • Keep Driving until you see a sign called Balloch, turn left into this farm.
  • The driveway is about 5km.

From Aliwal North (+- 60min travel time once you hit the gravel road)

  • About 20km Before Barkly, there will be a Left Turn onto a Gravel Road. Sign Posted as Tiffindell, New England /Wartrail. (look out for the lime green taxi stop)
  • Keep right at the first Fork in the road
  • Then keep Left towards Wartrail/Lundeans Nek
  • Turn right at the T-Junction
  • Keep Driving until you see a sign called Balloch, turn left into this farm.
  • The driveway is about 5km.

Over Lundeans Nek Pass (+- 3 hours from Sterkspruit)

Please please take note that this is a 4×4 route only and should not be considered as the shortest route from Johannesburg or the Freestate.  Although shorter in distance it will take you longer in Travel time. This is a slow route with very little to no cell reception.

The closest fuel station is Sterkspruit and there is no assistance on route between there and our farm.

However, not to deter you from the route, this is my Personal Favourite Pass;  as it is both Culturally and Scenically Beautiful! It is certainly a Must See for all 4×4 and adventure enthusiasts. Just make sure you have time, good cameras and perhaps a refreshment or two to help you enjoy the Views.

  • You will pass the Wartrail Tennis Club on your left, then keep Right at the Fork.
  • Then right again at the following Fork for about 3km
  • The second farm on the right is called Balloch (turn right into this farm)
  • The driveway is about 5km