Wel­come to Hon­ingk­lip Farm and Ruwami, our pri­vate nature reserve. Most of your route will take you through the reserve. If you are lucky you might spot a Rhee­bok or two. We fre­quently notice Blue Cranes near the dam, as well as wild ducks. Try not to dis­turb them. We hope that they will get used to the vehicles!

On the lower slopes of the farm we grow pome­gran­ates, olives and pro­teas. On the higher slopes in the nature reserve we have a num­ber of scarce and endan­gered species. Please enjoy them and do not destroy them. When you reach the top bound­ary you will reach MTO Forestry Depart­ment. Please do not be tempted to ride there as you can be prosecuted.

On our reserve you will get won­der­ful views of the Elgin Val­ley, the Worces­ter Moun­tains and the Cale­don dis­trict. Towards the ocean you look at Babylon’s tor­ing which forms part of the Hemel en Aarde Val­ley, towards Stan­ford and Gansbaai.

There is an obsta­cle course for those who wish to test their skills. All obsta­cles can be bypassed if you are not com­fort­able try­ing to do them.

Please fol­low the green arrows painted on rocks to fol­low the trail. Once you return to the start point at our com­mu­nity hall, please use the toi­let facil­i­ties before fol­low­ing the red signs to the dam where you can braai in the des­ig­nated area. You may swim at your own risk. The dam is deep, so if there are chil­dren, make sure you have the nec­es­sary safety equipment.

There is a pic­nic area avail­able next to the dam. Swim­ming at own risk.

Note: There is no braai wood or char­coal avail­able for sale on the farm.Please extin­quish your fires when departing.

 

Hon­ingk­lip 4x4 Scenic Route

Hon­ingk­lip 4x4 Route