Buffalo Gorge - Guided Hiking

Buffalo Gorge - Guided Hiking trails near Middelburg, South Africa.

For hikers, Buffalo Gorge in Mpumalanga offers 6 different hiking routes or day walks. These routes vary in distances, to cater for all fitness-levels. Hike through wetlands, grasslands, bushveld and riverine forests.

The White Trail
This trail covers 12km or 15km. It is a great way to explore the different eco zones on the farm. It cuts through dense indigenous forest and go past interesting rock formations, crossing several streams before reaching a savannah area. Following the edge of the escarpment it dips into a deep donga (home to hundreds of Bee-eaters) and winds back to base camp. During your hike you could spot Klipspringer, Kudu, Duiker, Warthog and Baboons.

The Orange Trail
This trail is a very scenic 90min hike through the indigenous forest.

The Yellow Trail
The Yellow trail is a 1-3 hour walk which takes you to the top of the plateau and back via one of three options.

The Blue Trail
The Blue trail is particularly suitable for beginners and combines several interests such as hiking, abseiling, horse riding and tree identification.

On Buffalo Gorge we have a diverse bird life. Over 80 species of birds have been seen over one weekend. Buffalo Gorge boasts with more than 80 species of indigenous trees. The growth of some of these trees has resulted in natural bonsai.