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UITSOEK - Houtbosloop

The Uitsoek Trail is located 80 km from Nelspruit, near the Sudwala Caves. The Uitsoek Hut (Base Camp) has 36 bunk beds, electricity and hot water. Fire wood and braai facilities available. The Lisabon Overnight Hut has only 12 beds, no electricity, no showers, one toilet. Fire wood available. The trail starts at the Uitsoek Hut where you can park your car. The trail is very difficult. Hikers walk through an indigenous forest, lowveld and sour bushveld.

The first day's route is demanding and includes a climb from the foothills to the plateau. Although the start is relatively steep, the trail later descends into a gorge with clivias the perfect place to enjoy lunch. To get to the plateau edge from the gorge is a stiff climb.

The second day's hike is downhill or level. The trail also takes hikers past the Bakkrans Waterfall. Uitsoek hut to Lisabon - 15 km, Lisabon to Uitsoek Hut 14,5 km. R160.00 per person per night (All ages)

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