Wathaba Hiking Trail in Mpumalanga

Wathaba Hiking Trails was awarded the Best Hiking Trail in 2007, 2012 and 2015 by Magalies Voetslaan and 2017 by Cycad Hiking Club.

The breathtaking Wathaba Hiking Trails is situated 20.8 km from Machadodorp en route to Badplaas, a mere two to three hours from Pretoria and Johannesburg. This hiking destination in Mpumalanga offers all hikers and nature lovers a piece of heaven, with its tranquility and beautiful surroundings.
Wathaba is a wilderness area in the Skurweberg Mountains boasting magnificent waterfalls, fauna and flora like wildflowers, mushrooms and lichens. Its indigenous kloof vegetation with over a hundred different identified and marked tree species (some of the record size) is home to an array of some of Mpumalanga’s most spectacular birdlife. Birds such as the Bald Ibis, Knysna Loerie and Long-tailed Wagtail, to mention a few, reside here as well as a variety of small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.