Upper Gobos Walk

TIME: 1 HOUR

DISTANCE: 3 KM

HIGHEST POINT: 300 M

LOWEST POINT: 230 M

LEVEL: MODERATE

White Footprints


The start and end point, of the Upper Gobos Walk, are at the entrance to the Greyton Nature Reserve at the northern end of Park Street.

After passing through the gate, follow the Boesmanskloof Trail. Turn right, cross the Noupoort stream and climb up the winding path. It levels out and now you have a wonderful view of the village and the Riviersonderend mountains, with Abdolskop ahead of you and Perdekop left of it. The surrounding fynbos contains Protea repens (suikerbos) and Protea nerifolia, with beards on the outer flower bracts. Follow the trail marked 'Galg'.

The path goes gently down to the Gobos River, which you have to cross by rockhopping. Carry on to the jeep track, crossing the little stream. If the river is too high turn right at the pump station.

At the intersection with the Boesmanskloof trail, turn right.

Having reached the old Cape Nature Conservation station, turn right into lower Nerina Street, which you follow up to Park Road. There, turning right, you reach after a few minutes the entrance to the Greyton Nature Reserve, the end of this short walk.