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Half Collared Kingfisher Hiking Trail:

Wilderness Hiking Trail Waterfall

Half Collared Kingfisher Hiking Trail is situated in Wilderness and enters the indigenous forest. Head to the western side of the river (not through the northern part of the rest camp) and you’ll find a small trail. Almost immediately you’ll reach a permit checkpoint where you can buy a hiking permit or show your park permit if you are camping. Permits at SAN Parks offices and at Ebb & Flow.

Half Collared Kingfisher Hiking Trail in Wilderness is a nice shady walk through the forest, you are likely to see most of our birds e.g. the Knysna Loerie, Giant Kingfisher and the Fish Eagle. You will also see the Yellow Wood Trees.

It is a rather easy hike and very exciting as you get to cross the river with a pontoon crossing. You have to use your own arm strength to pull yourself across the river. IfWilderness Hiking Trail the pontoon is on the other side when you arrive, it’s easy to pull it over to your side. This hike is easy and safe enough for children to join in the fun! There is an elevated boardwalk a large part of the way. This makes the walk more comfortable and brings you closer to the trees. This way you ca spot birds more easily and if you are lucky, monkeys too. There are many beautiful plants, views, birds and tiny insects to appreciate on this walk. You can also hire kayak boats if you would rather like to row your way to the waterfall. The last part must  be walked to reach the waterfall.

Pontoon Crossing

The waterfall is really worth the walk, you can have a picnic and a very refreshing swim. There is plenty of space, so everyone can enjoy the amazing spot wit a beautiful view of nature. Remember to bring with sunblock, water and swimming things.

  • Trail distance: 7.2km
  • Trail time: 3-4hrs

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