Grey Mare's Tail Falls Hike & Picnic

Sat Dec 9, 08:00 - Sat Dec 9, 12:00

Shawswood Farm


We are going to the beautiful -and unknown to most- Grey Mare's Tail Falls in Karkloof!! this is where magic lives! Its like hiking in an enchanted forest!!!!

Standing under a waterfall is always a wonderful experience. When the waterfall suddenly

shifts 10metres along the cliff to include those who thought they would avoid the

experience, you know it is extra special. This is the magic of Grey Mare’s Tail Falls in Karkloof.

From the grasslands above, the stream plunges 101m over the dolerite cliffs into the

 mist belt forest. It gets its name from the swishing action – the falls move constantly from

 one side to the other – just like the tail of a horse.




Time & place to meet:

7.45 for 8am at Shawswood Farm Karkloof

Cost: R240pp

Kids (U13) R130

This fee also includes your entry fee to Shawswood Farm.

What to bring:

hiking boots/shoes (no flat shoes allowed!), water or cold drinks (min 1.5L per person!), and a backpack to carry all that.

A walking stick is a must! There are about 4 small river crossings so please bring a small towel to wipe your feet and/or rock shoes)

The hike:

Distance: appr. 6km (return)

Difficulty: Grade 2 (some serious rock scrambling required near the base of the falls, besides that, its a fairly easy walk)

Duration: appr. 3 hours

Well behaved pooches are welcome on this hike!

Ticket are limited!

Booking strictly on Quicket!

Please note that we will need 15 confirmed & paid bookings to go ahead with this event. If quota is not met, event will be cancelled and refund will be processed.

payment is non-refundale if you are a no show.

If weather is bad, event will be re-scheduled and new date will be given.

We will have a picnic at Shawswood Farm after the hike (bring your blanket,chairs, snacks and drinks!)

Grading Of Hikes:

Grade 1 Easy. Minimal fitness required

Grade 2 Not too strenuous. Moderate fitness

Grade 3 Moderate. Physical fitness advisable

Grade 4 Strenuous. Physical fitness essential

Grade 5 Very strenuous - high level of physical fitness essential


Grey Mare's Tail Falls Hike & Picnic
Shawswood Farm
Shawswood, Karkloof Rd, Howick, 3290
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