I would like to thank you on behalf of the Diekmann group for a wonderful and well- planned trip. We had a really great time and really enjoyed and appreciated the effort the local people showed us in Heuningvlei and Brugkraal. John, our guide from the last day, was really great and we were honoured to have him as our guide. All in all we rate the Wuppertal Trail 90%, so thank you.
Here is a link to some of the photo’s I took if you would like to see:
(Note: This group had some criticism of the accommodation and meals in Wupperthal at the end of their trail. We have taken action to try to improve the situation there-Ed.)
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Overall, we enjoyed the 5 days very much, despite the topsy-turvy weather, with heat first and then some cloud and showers towards the end. The Longhouse was excellent in all respects. The accommodation in the Krakadouw Cottages was adequate. The food supplied at Heuningvlei was excellent for all meals, both in quality and quantity. Those who looked after us tried their best at all times to assist us, and they did it in an excellent spirit.The mountain guides and the donkey cart drivers were excellent.This was an excellent trek, and was enjoyed by all. The short walk on our rest day in Heuningvlei around their hills, finishing in a swim (in a lovely pool in the river-Ed.) was also very good.
(Note: The Goy group also had some problems on their hike, which they kindly pointed out to us, and we have taken action to have them corrected-Ed)
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The charm of the trail is that you get a look into the life of a rural community and enjoy good country food and facilities.
Bob St Leger.
It is with great regret that we must advise you that Bob died in February 2011.
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The logistics worked extremely well. We were expected and welcomed at every point and our baggage was in place before our arrival. To walk each day in the lovely Cederberg surroundings, to have baggage carried and to have welcoming drinks, hot meals, hot showers, flushing toilets and comfortable beds each night makes for a very special kind of experience.
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For me it (the trail) was an unforgettable experience, being accepted so openly by the friendly people hidden away in the mountains. An eye opener to see how well knit the small groups of families were. Scenery magnificent and interesting rock art. The donkey cart ride should be emphasized, it was such an exhilarating educational experience. The dinners were all great and the breakfasts fine.