As you head to your Zebula Accommodation for a well-deserved winter break, you will find a wilderness paradise. At this time of year, the Bela-Bela region becomes a winter wonderland – African style! The air is crisp, the sun is warm and bright, and the weather dances between hot and cold, creating a calm balance. Surrounded by the Bush and the Waterberg Mountain range, you’ll be ideally situated to embrace your inner wonder and get outside. And while you’re at it, take your hiking boots!

Since so much time is spent in your car, the act of walking, especially in new environments, affords a brand new way of seeing. In the words of poet William Henry Davies, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?”

At your Zebula accommodation, you’ll have many opportunities to stand and stare, embracing the beauty of the moment and your surrounds. If you feel like being captivated by the explorations of nature, lose yourself on one of the following hiking trails in the Bela-Bela region. After all, “Not all those who wander are lost” (J.RR. Tolkien).

Wag ‘n Bietjie

The name Wag ‘n Bietjie – translated “Wait a while” – encapsulates the peaceful experience on this farm. After a 55 minute drive from your Zebula Accommodation, it provides a tranquil space to pause, succumb to the call of nature, and embrace quiet reflection. The clearly marked, easy trails make an ideal excursion for families and novice hikers. As you traverse mountains, ravines, woods, and rocky streams, you will have time to bond with your loved ones. Such scenic variety is a gift to photographers, wanderers, dreamers, writers, and beauty-seekers alike. As a reward, a swimming pool and braai area await you at the finish line.

Stamvrug Hiking Trail

Situated in the Bateleur Private Nature Reserve, Stamvrug offers a variety of half-day trails to choose from. Those adventurous spirits, who enjoy all the activities at their Zebula accommodation, can eagerly anticipate rock climbing spots to live life at large. Put your explorer hats on to discover magnificent kudu and an abundance of indigenous fauna and flora. And, if the weather is warm, dip into refreshing swimming pools provided by nature along the way. These are the perfect locations to savour faraway views of the horizon.

Diepdrift Hippo Hiking Trail

An afternoon meander in the Diepdrift Private Nature Reserve will bring you in close proximity to animal life, such as wildebeest, giraffe, kudu and much more. The pool, which is home to hippos and crocodiles, is a place to be captivated … but cautious! So if you do feel like swimming, we suggest you rather head back to the pools at your Zebula Accommodation! The Klipspringer trail, in particular, boasts a unique point of interest: spectacular erosion that transforms destruction into something beautiful. You will certainly have reason to “stop and stare.”

So, don’t forget to pack your hiking boots! Prepare to indulge your inquisitive spirit of fascination and get some fresh exercise in the extraordinary Bush! And if your next holiday hasn’t been planned yet, book your Zebula accommodation with RnR and enjoy an abundant, luxurious holiday experience.


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