The Scilla Walk

Halfway up the mountain slopes, you’ll notice several large boulders which broke off from above. Don’t worry, no falling rocks warning this! Anyway, the rock is the world-renowned Clarens Formation Sandstone. As a result of its porous structure, it successfully retains water.

scilla WALK

You are now in an ecologically sensitive wetland area. Tread carefully. The indigenous Ouhout, also referred to as Oldwood or Cheechee, and the exotic Willow is often used for its medicinal value.

The reeds aid in water filtration and purification. Wetland areas play a vital role in the freshwater supply to Clarens.

Take a pair of binoculars with! For instance, on the Foothill Adventurer Route, you may see water storming out of the tunnels into the Ash River from the mountain source in Lesotho.


These were built to ensure you make a safe crossing. If you come accross a whobbly bridge, please let us know.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”  Mahatma Ghandi

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