27 July 2018
Addo Elephant National Park: New hiking trail in the Park's Zuurberg section!
South African National Parks (SANParks) has extended one of its two Zuurberg Hiking Trails, the 3-hour (8km) Doringnek Hiking Trail, in the Zuurberg section in Addo Addo Elephant National Park. The circular hiking trail now has a length of 12 km or 5 hours. The Doringnek Hiking Trail departs from the Zuurberg permit office; it includes a picnic spot along the way and passes "Otto's pool" – in which hikers may choose to cool off on hot days. Drinking water, a sunhat and sunblock are essential, especially during summer. Animals to look out for along the route include mountain reedbuck, red hartebeest, bushbuck and other small buck species, monkeys, baboons and dassies. Bird life is also prolific in the Zuurberg mountains.