‘Gorging’ with Kloof Conservancy

2016-07-12 06:05

THE Krantzkloof Nature Reserve has nine stunning waterfalls, but the “big daddy” of them all, on pure volume of water, is the main Kloof Falls near the Kloof Falls picnic site.

While there are a number of view points near the picnic site, which give you an excellent “birds-eye” view of the falls it is only by walking to the bottom of the falls that you can appreciate the real majesty of this scenic wonder.

From the Kloof Falls picnic site take the Molweni Trail heading north. You will notice a number of short paths to your left all of which provide good views on the falls – do take care as these are unfenced view spots and the drops are severe.

Continue along the Molweni Trail and shortly after you cross the Ronald’s Kloof Weir the path splits, take the left path, which drops very quickly to the Molweni River.

Once at the river follow the path upstream. Initially the path is on the east side of the river but after about 500m you cross the Molweni and follow the well-marked path to the bottom of the falls.

At this point you can appreciate the true beauty of the thundering falls as you look up at the sheer sandstone cliffs from where you had earlier peeped at the falls. Do not attempt to walk up the falls even at times when the water volume is low.

The path in the vicinity of the falls is well known for the abundance of Crinum moorei or the Natal Lily, with its large, white to pinkish red, open tubular flowers it makes a beautiful show during the flowering period from October to January.

This path is a cul-de-sac so you will have to retrace your steps to get back to the start point.

Difficulty - the path was recently upgraded and made safer but the descent and ascent in the gorge make this a challenging walk not suitable for people with walking difficulties – allow a total of three hours.

Security: walking in the reserve is safe. - Supplied.

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