Murludi Hiking Trail is situated in the Witzenberg Mountains and offers spectacular views of the Tulbagh valley, diverse plant life and 10km of safe, well-maintained hiking trails (ranging from 2 hours to a day hike). Murludi Hiking Trail offers two routes, Elsbos Route (10km) and River Route (4km). The shorter route is based around the orchards and irrigation dam and gives an idea of the farming activities. The longer route continues along the lower hills of the Witzenberg Mountains with beautiful mountain fynbos and some of the finest views in the valley.
In order to enjoy our beautiful hiking routes you need to have a permit. No hiking will be allowed unless an official permit can be presented. Permits can be obtained from the Tulbagh Tourism office or on Murludi Farm.
Please note that dogs are NOT permitted on the farm.
PERMITS & PRICING
- Day Permits: R35 per adult R15 for scholars and pre-school children enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
- The entrance to the farm between 8:00am - 5:00pm (Cash, SnapScan or EFT no card facilities)
CLIMATE & WEATHER
- Winter (June-August) is cool and rainy
- Summer (November-February) is hot and dry
During winter the mountain streams normally flow strongly but during summer most are dry or almost dry.
Mountain stream water has a pale brown colour due to natural humic acids derived from fynbos plants. The water is quite safe to drink.
NOTE: No damage to the environment & flora will be tolerated; no open fires are allowed, and no vehicles are permitted beyond the main gate, pedestrian access only.
There is ample & safe parking as well as a public toilet and drinking water.