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Oorlogskloof - Rock Pigeon 5 day Hike

A very tough but spectacular route with climbs, chimneys , and beautiful mountain and scenic views

Hiking Severe

57 km
1.8 km
1.8 km
1 day +
Low Point
482 m
High Point
904 m
Oorlogskloof - Rock Pigeon 5 day Hike Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between July and October. From a low point of 482 m to the maximum altitude of 904 m, the route covers 57 km, 1798 vertical metres of ascent and 1808 vertical metres of descent.


This is a 5 day hiking trail in the Oorlogskloof Nature reserv close to Nieuwoudtville



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between July and October


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers