Shelter Rock
Shelter Rock
4.5
Nature & Wildlife AreasHiking Trails
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Duration: More than 3 hours
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Katwedel
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
What a wonderful escape from the city! The online booking worked perfectly and although mentioned that a reply might take 24 hours, we had a response and a booking within 2 hours. The trail is very well marked and well maintained. The views are stunning. It is not a difficult hike, but parts of it do require effort - this is not a walk. The small dog we saw was mostly carried. The picnic area at base camp is very neat and tidy and clean. The swimming pool at the end of the bike is a brilliant idea and the perfect place to soak tired limbs. Even in spring it can get VERY warm while hiking - take more water than you think necessary. We took 2 hours to get up (with photo stops) and 1 hour back.
Written 4 October 2020
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Cherie C
Queensland, Australia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed this hike as it’s extremely well organised and clearly marked. We appreciated the information booklet which provided interesting information about the landmarks and history. We were rewarded with beautiful views at the top.
Written 14 October 2018
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Bobby M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Great views and awesome natural beauty in the mountains. The Hike is a mere 1 hour 20 minutes away from Johannesburg. Great day outing for a family.
Written 2 April 2018
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NadineMouton
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The hike at Shelter Rock is described as dog-friendly so we were looking forward to taking along our two Golden Retrievers. However, we didn't get very far due to the overwhelming presence of ticks on the trail. Although the hike looked lovely and we were disappointed not to complete it, anyone looking to take along their long-haired dogs should be aware that it is not recommended for this time of year. Unless you want to spend a lot of time pulling out ticks and worrying about biliary!
Written 24 December 2017
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JannieBez
Benoni, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Great hike, great views, great time ! Was our first visit and will definitely be back ! The views are awesome and the trail is very well marked. 8km took us just over 3 hours
Written 8 October 2017
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Rya-Mari M
Roodepoort, South Africa1 609 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Shelter Rock adventures offer a 8km hike that takes approximately 4-5 hours. While not difficult, it's a challenging hike up and down a koppie with a stunning view that is definitely worth the effort.

The walk covers different terrain and you end up at what is called the rock garden; you get a booklet to take with you and go through a proper briefing prior to the hike to make sure you're well orientated.

A lovely day trip. Pack water, snacks, suncreen, sunhat and whatever else that is needed for a hike and use the time to enjoy the beauty of nature.

It's also not far from restaurants if you want to get something to eat afterwards

Definitely a little gem worth exploring
Written 25 June 2017
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