The Oorlogskloof River flows into the Doring River from the north, draining the Nieuwoudtville plateau. The 5-day Rock Pigeon Route winds through spectacular canyon-land and has been designed to take the hiker up chimneys, behind waterfalls and over great boulders. Negotiating these obstacles with a heavy pack can be quite strenuous. Water is scarce in the summer months too, so be warned. It is, however, one of my favourites. Peter, Big Ron and I tackled it one spring and Peter wrote an amusing account in his idiosyncratic style. The photos below are also Peter’s:

The Footprint Hiking Club has an interesting page on the hike.

Oorlogskloof's trails

Oorlogskloof’s trails

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