A new route got added to the Kloof Dam Walk

A new route got added to the Kloof Dam Walk

By popular demand!

We finally listened!

Demands for a shorter route circulating closer to the water edge kept pouring in so we added a new loop to the Kloof Dam in the Clarens Nature Reserve.

This route complements the extensive network of trails in the reserve and is an easy and short scenic route for those preferring a quick walk.

The route starts on the dam-wall, on the side closest to the village. An uphill zigzag takes you to a bench after 300 meters. From there, the route is fairly level and mostly follows exposed sandstone. Just follow the orange arrows. At the T junction, turn right and complete the route in a clockwise direction.

It is proving to be very popular with visitors and locals alike!

Peter Millin Bridge

Peter Millin Bridge

Peter and Patsy settled in Clarens during 1990. Peter is well known for his articles about birds which got published in several magazines over the years whilst Patsy often published her own delightful commentary known as A Rambler’s Note Around Clarens.

When you hike along the Scilla Walk towards Van Reenen St you will come upon a new bridge, named after Peter Millin, an enthusiastic environmentalist who were amongst the villagers who  started to map our, by now well-known, hiking trails.

With the kind permission of the Millin Family we will be posting some of their articles over the following months. The first appearing here.

More of Peter’s and Patsy’s articles appear on Di Jones’s web page,¬†https://clarensbutterflybeds.co.za/

Patsy Millin cutting the ribbon at the opening of the new bridge with her daughters, Di Jones (left) and Penny Millin (right) looking on.