minwater eco adventures
"Minwater" (which means Little Water) is a private nature reserve and is situated 24km southwest of the town of Oudtshoorn in the foothills of The Gamka Mountain, an isolated range in the malaria free Klein Karoo (Little Karoo), between the Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. It is a rough, mountainous region which includes high hills and a big plateau. From the high ground one is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Eastern Klein Karoo and surrounding mountain ranges. Minwater is adjacent to the Gamka Mountain Nature Reserve.
We offer a real nature adventure for everybody - those who only want to experience the wonders of creation as well as adrenalin junkies!
Although hikers can use any vehicle trail, there are tracks for hikers only. The distances of the trails range between 1km and 20km and the difficulty rating is easy to moderate. A trail map will be supplied.
It is common knowledge that on foot one experiences nature at its best. It is especially true of an excursion to Minwater - not only will one find the views breathtaking and the changes in vegetation types dramatic, but also a multitude of so-called small things that will fascinate nature lovers.
To make a hiking trip a lasting experience, ask your host to accompany you, even if it is for part of the way only.
Minwater offers a wide range of activities with the focus on awareness of nature in general and the amazing variety of wildlife in the Succulent Karoo in particular, as well as the sensitivity of this biome and the need to protect and conserve its biodiversity.
These activities include:
- Excursions in nature
- Interpretive floral tours
- Plant courses
- Succulent courses
- Nature schools for children and adults
about the area
about the area