What will you do with your extra day this year?
What is the purpose of a leap day?
February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit the sun in precisely 365 days. The Gregorian calendar is a modification of the Julian calendar first used by the Romans.
Join us in celebrating Leap Day 2020 with a quick event followed by a 10km hike with a few geocache finds along the way! We will be meeting at the start of the hiking trail next to the snack shop at 7am to enjoy a wake up coffee and a chat before the merry bunch of hikers head off on the trail at 7:30am. No need to purchase anything from the snack stand. After all the caches have been found and the trail complete, we will be heading to a local brewery for lunch and Ice Cold refreshments. You do not need to complete the trail or join the hike or lunch to log the event.
Duration: 4 – 5 hours
Degree of difficulty: Average – Difficult
Elevation gain: 400m
River crossing: Suspension bridge, cable car
Points of interest: Hospital cave, Pruimpie se gat, view points, stone mount’s, Dolomite mines, Kalkoond, Dassie caves
Small game as well as Kudu and Eland can be viewed on this trail.
How it works
- As a day visitor, no booking required.
- Parking and registration office are situated at Hadeda Camp
- Registration office hours:
- Weekdays: 07h00 – 13h00
- Weekends and Public Holidays
- November – February: 06h00 – 13h00
- March – October: 07h00 – 14h00
- Facilities Close at 17h00
- Closed on 25 December
- Upon registration you will receive a map and orientation
- The cost is R80/adult and R40/schoolchildren. All fees are payable in cash – no card facilities available.
- This also gives you access to Hennops Picnic Spot where swimming pools and braai facilties are available.
- Please note that the Picnic Spot can be closed from time to time due to flooding during rainy season (low water vehicle access bridge).
- Please note that we are NOT affiliated with “Hennops Pride” or “Hennops River Hiking Trail“, so please ensure you follow directions for “Hennops Hiking & Mtb Trails” on Google Maps.
Need to know
- A comfortable day backpack, strong shoes, and a hat are essential to any hike
- Light snacks and sun block. There are no water points on the trails.
- Carry 1L of water / person for every 2 hours of hiking
- Choose the right trail for your fitness level
- Please do not graffiti or deface our trees, rocks or any property
- No pets
- No alcohol allowed on trails
- No Music
- Do not litter!
- A Food and coffee bar is at reception and is open until 15h00
Looking forward to seeing you there!