What to do in and around Matjiesvlei
Adventure and Activities
Gravel roads in valley
River Route (½ hour)
Huiskrans Steering se Kloof Circular Route. (+/- 6 km; 2¼ - 3 hours)
Steering se Kloof Return Route. (+/- 3½ km; 1 hours)
Gravel roads in the valley
Groenfontein/ Kruisrivier / Red Stone Hills
Swim and canoe in river
Swim in farm dam, if in Bokwagtershuis or Stalle
Wine and Port tasting
The Old Post Office and Museum in Matjiesvlei
Applique work in Dutch Reformed Church hall
Nearby Passes and Poorts
HUISKRANS STEERING SE KLOOF CIRCULAR ROUTE
About 6 km; 2¼-3 hours
The starting point of both this route and the Steering se Kloof Return Route is 300 metres past the Middelplaas Cottage at the gate on the right hand side of the road as you go up the valley. This route is only for the reasonably fit, who are used to hiking.
STEERING SE KLOOF RETURN ROUTE
3 km; 1½ hours
The route also starts at the gate described under the Circular Route. This route is not difficult, but still requires a level of fitness as you do walk up a gradient going up the valley.
For this walk you go down to the picnic spot next to the Gamka River. You go through the gate opposite Die Skuur and follow the road down to the picnic spot. Park your car on the grass in the shade under the trees. This route is an easy, flat route.