Attractions & Things to Do - Hiking
Queen Rose Hiking Trail
Physical Address:Nelshoogte forest reserve, in the mountains east of Barberton
Telephone Number:27 (0)13 712 2880
Mobile Number:27 (0)82 959 6670
Telephone Number:27 (0)79 180 1488
Mobile Number:27 (0)79 180 1488
The Queen Rose Hiking Trail is considered one of the most scenic in South Africa and it is easy to understand why. The two-day, 26km, hike takes you amongst indigenous forests, over mountain passes, through the Montrose plantation and along the Queens River. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and wonderful wildlife that the Genesis Route is renowned for, including the 350+ species of bird found in the area. While the suspension bridges, 20 river crossings and various splash pools, where you can cool down along the route, make the Queen Rose hike much more than simply a nature walk, it’s an adventure. Anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and a sturdy pair of hiking boots can do the Queen Rose Hike. The trail is located in the Nelshoogte Forest Reserve between Barberton and Badplaas on the R38 and needs to be pre-booked. It is open 365 days a year, but you must book in advance to ensure availability. Weekend rates (Friday-Sunday): R120.00pp first night & R80.00pp second night. Midweek rates (Monday-Thursday): R90.00 pp per night. There is a day visitor’s fee of R50.00pp. Transportation of luggage and wood can be arranged.