Activities on the farm

Activities on the farm



There certainly is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do on the Natalshoop Farm on which Mount High is situated. The scenic surrounds, coupled with the idyllic situation amongst the rolling mountains of Mpumalanga, put it in the prime position for outdoor enthusiasts and those that want to savour the South African landscapes at leisure.

The following activities are particularly popular for visitors to Mount High Luxury Country Lodge:

Mountain Biking

Mount High is a prime mountain biking spot, and there are a number of trails for keen cyclists to explore. Each of them promises spectacular views, and has a unique appeal for those that decide to venture out in the saddle.

These routes are:

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ELEVATION OF THE DIFFERENT ROUTES.

The following are suggested routes for those wanting to see gorgeous countryside and get a rewarding cycle in:

ROUTE 1

Sable Road
Wildebees Road 
Viewpoint Road
Nyala Road

Route 1 has big, rocky roads with a few great uphills, while the downhills are challenging and need to be approached with care. Stunning views of Long Tom Pass can be seen from the turning point on Sable Road.

This route showcases the pristine loveliness of nature. Along the way, look out for:
• Kudu
• Sable
• Wildebeest
• Nyala
• Eland
• Blesbok
• Arabian horse

ROUTE 2

Sable Road
Wildebees Road 
Nyala Road

Mount Anderson Road

Route 2’s large roads are rocky and fun to negotiate. Uphills and downhills make for a challenging, but enjoyable route, with lovely vistas of the untainted natural scenery. The downhills are steep and demand utmost care and attention.

The following animals can be seen along this route:
• Kudu
• Sable
• Wildebeest
• Nyala
• Eland
• Blesbok
• Arabian horse

ROUTE 3

Sable Road
Nyala Road

This route also boasts large, rocky roads with excellent uphills and steep downhills. At the point at which cyclists turn around on Sable Road, there are truly breath-taking views of Long Tom Pass.

Those tackling Route 3 should keep an eye out for the resident:
• Kudu
• Sable
• Wildebeest
• Nyala
• Eland
• Blesbok
• Arabian horse

ROUTE 4

Finsbury to Nyala Start
Nyala Road

The first part of Route 4 is on a large dirt road, and continues until cyclists reach the rockier Nyala Road, which is an easier one to negotiate.

The animals that may be spotted along this stretch include:
• Kudu
• Sable
• Wildebeest
• Nyala
• Blesbok

Game drives

Game drives are conducted by trained, experienced guides that can offer valuable insights into the species that can be found here. These drives can be enjoyed in the early morning or evening, when many of the animals are out in search of food or water. A night game drive is a great option for visitors that want to witness some of the nocturnal species emerging, many of which can be rather elusive.

Hiking and Walking

Take advantage of the serenity and untainted beauty of Mpumalanga when you explore the farm and its surrounds on foot. Tackling the mountain paths may present more of a challenge than a simple stroll around the farm, but they are ultimately rewarding for those that want to breathe in the crisp mountain air and feel the warmth of the African sun on their backs. Always pack plenty of water, and apply a good quality sunscreen to all exposed areas to avoid getting a painful sunburn. Ensure that someone at the lodge knows the route you are taking, and that you have some means of communication (such as a mobile phone) on you.

 
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