You’d be correct in expecting a steep rocky ascent and descent at Tierkloof, but the surprise sting in the tail is the soft sand challenge. ?
Although the trail covers only 12km, there is plenty to keep off-road adventurers amused, starting with a rocky climb that will be a sweaty-palmed, white-knuckled experience for rookies and a challenge for seasoned campaigners. The fun begins almost immediately after you turn off the main road, with a 5km mountain ascent littered with huge boulders and a gap between looming rocks where marshalling is recommended.
Your reward on reaching the Bloukop view site +/- 780 meters high, a magnificent panorama over Brandvlei Dam towards Worcester. ?
Taking another route down the mountain will confront you with a deep dive into a normally dry riverbed, some sandy sections and finally Tierkloof’s sting in the tail, a daunting but safe climb in deep, soft sand that is very hard on normal road pressures.
Must See: Cave and Wolves Den Campsite:
The campsite is situated near an old rock quarry which has turned into a sanctuary for small animals over the years, especially hyraxes (dassies). Not far from this beautiful campsite is Brandvlei dam where you can do many water activities like fishing or swimming.
The closest town to the campsite is Rawsonville which is 8km away and Worcester 12km, where you can fill up on supplies when needed.
There are 10 sites available – 6 people per site. There are standard PowerPoint’s near each site with lights to brighten the camp a bit at night. There are ablution facilities with flush toilets and hot water.
The scenery at Tierkloof is also one of the main attractions. With gorgeous views in every direction you look, as well as a good variety of fauna & flora, you cannot afford to leave your camera at home.
The breathtaking trail is open throughout the year. The camping site close to Brandvlei Dam. Swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking on Brandvlei Dam are popular activities.