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Bakoor Hiking Trail Opens at West Coast NP

15 August 2007

In order to provide a fuller wilderness experience for our valued visitors, and to complement our two new off-road cycle trails, a new hiking trail was opened by the West Coast National Park manager, Xola Mkefe, just in time for this year’s flower season. 

The new hiking trail is 4.6 km long and takes the hiker through some excellent flower vistas never before accessible to hikers.

The trail is fittingly called the Bakoor Trail, so named after the Bat-eared foxes endemic to the area. It starts at the Langebaan gate and ends at the Mooimaak road after passing the Seeberg lookout. Presently the trail is an out-and-back trail.

A future trail of about 20 km, with a possible overnight facility is planned to pass Fanie’s Kop and the historic farm of Soutpan, both in the north-eastern part of the Park currently closed to the public. This trail will start at Mooimaak and pass the Massenberg dam.

More information on this will be published as and when it becomes available.

Submitted by Mike Lodge
Honorary Ranger
West Coast Region





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