Ladismith Hiking Routes

Hiking can be enjoyed all year round.

Hiking/Trail Running Routes

Klein Swartberg Mountaineering. Mountain Club SA visit: www.towerkopinfo.co.za

A) Towersig Trail Routes

Starts at the reservoirs at the north end of Church Street.
West – 3km easy 1hour;
East -7km/2hr+ moderate;
North – 4km 1,5hour moderate;
Trails that can be combined for a North south longer hike, or a circular route about 15km. There are short steep altitude sections. Access also from Hoeko Rd.for a 4km moderate, circular route.
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Towersig Trail Routes 2023

B) Dwarsrivier

Towerkraaltjie – Oaksrest Plateau lookout Trail.
About 10km west of Ladismith on the R323, there is a signed turnoff to Towerkraaltjie & Oaksrest, where the hike starts and finishes. Try a 7km, moderate 2 hours, with steep sections, and wilderness rough sections towards top to first viewpoint.
Dwarsrivier Hiking Trail

C) Naauwkloof R62 East

Naauwkloof R62 East
These three routes all follow gravel roads or tracks: Naauw on the east, would be the easiest because you don’t ascend to a lookout point, and have gradual inclines. Three Peaks has some particularly steep sections, good views west and south, with many downhills. The north Tower route is continuous uphill to enjoy a fabulous Klein Swartberg view, and the same path back down again. Parking at R62 Camp site; Vyversrus or Sam se Dam.
Naauwkloof West
Reënval grafiek

Maps are available from tourism office.