Day 1. Arrive in Clanwilliam by 12h00 where you will be met by a Cederberg Heritage Route representative. After a light lunch at the Yellow Aloe Coffee Shop you will be taken to park your car at the Cedarberg Travel office on a farm outside the town and then you will be transported up to the top of the Pakhuis Pass. From there, at about 2pm, you will take the Donkey Cart Trail to Heuningvlei (about 12km, 2hr by donkey cart or 2½-3 hours walk, some 250m uphill and 300m downhill, rating 2A. The track is quite rough and the donkey cart is not a very comfortable vehicle, so be prepared for a bumpy ride.) NOTE ALSO that the donkey cart track is subject to serious erosion during heavy rain storms, so it may not be suitable for donkey carts to carry passengers, so you may have to walk. Please check when making a booking. In Heuningvlei you will overnight in a guest cottage or the Heuningvlei Lodge on a DBB basis.
Day 2. You enjoy an escorted hike of about 12km and 7-8hr up to Krakadouw Nek and then down the beautiful Krakadouw Pass trail with wonderful views, through the heart of the Wilderness Area, down to the Krakadouw guest cottages in the Jan Dissels River valley (about 300m up and then 900m down, Rating 3B). From there you will be transported back to Clanwilliam. Overnight in a guest house there on a DBB basis.
Day 3. Morning transport back to where your cars are parked. Depart for home.
Optional Extra Day/Night at Heuningvlei available on this trail.
Escorted day hike from Heuningvlei. Either climb the spectacular Krakadouw Peak (a strenuous 8hr hike of about 12km in total, climbing 900m and then descending again, (Rating 4C) or do a circular, relatively easy, scenic day hike of 10-12km in the hills to the east of Heuningvlei to a lovely pool for swimming (Rating 2B).
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