Journey Zone Cullinan and Voortrekker Monument
“The mountains whisper for me to wander; my soul hikes to the decision.
I escape into the nice open air; the place freedom’s soul endlessly roars.” Angie Weiland-Crosby
We started mountain climbing throughout Lockdown Degree 3 as a method to launch the pent-up frustration of being cooped up indoors for months, throughout Lockdown Degree 4 and 5. It’s now develop into an integral a part of our lives and we attempt to hike virtually each weekend, at all times in search of new landscapes to beat. Our province has pleasantly shocked us up to now with its abundance of gorgeous inexperienced areas to hike in, and our newest discoveries have been the 2 Journey Zone venues in Pretoria.
Journey Zone Cullinan – Muningi Gorge
13 km away from the quaint city of Cullinan, you will see that Muningi Gorge, a shocking pure gorge providing a myriad of journey alternatives which may be booked via Journey Zone. On arrival, a safari car will switch you from the parking zone to the reception space, the place you signal indemnity types and proceed along with your actions.
There are 3 mountain climbing trails right here: 2 km, 4.5 km and eight km, which all start by crossing the riverbed. We did the latter and it was probably the most difficult hikes in Gauteng we’ve performed up to now, though the gorgeous surroundings was sufficiently rewarding. We walked via the gorge for some time crisscrossing the river over the rocks earlier than climbing up a steep go the place we needed to clamber up rocks and hoist ourselves over boulders. It was daunting at first, however we did it and left feeling exhilarated that we’d conquered a brand new degree of mountain climbing. The second half was a lot simpler as we made our manner again to the bottom. The entire path took us just below 3 hours.
After our hike, we relaxed on the restaurant deck overlooking the dam, which serves drinks and snacks, then left on a recreation drive. Sport drives happen on a close-by farm, the place you are able to do a quad safari too. We noticed varied species of plains recreation within the scenic bushveld together with zebras, kudus, impalas, wildebeest, blesboks and ostrich.
If you happen to desire extra adrenalin-pumping adventures then the ziplining is a must-do. Often known as Gorgeglide Cullinan, there are 4 zip traces totalling 1.5 km which cross Muningi Gorge, at heights of as much as 80 meters and speeds of as much as 90km/h. You may get a ten% low cost in your zipline expertise till 31 July 2021, through the use of my low cost code. Simply make the reserving on-line right here and enter the low cost code SARAESSOPZIP10 .
Journey Zone Cullinan additionally provides abseiling, clay pigeon taking pictures, goal and tag archery, fire-making, drumming and Wonderful Race experiences.
Journey Zone Voortrekker Monument
Do you know that the Voortrekker Monument is surrounded by a 340 ha nature reserve which you’ll hike in? I solely found this not too long ago. The monument board not too long ago invited Journey Zone to develop new points of interest there which might broaden the monument’s attraction and take higher benefit of the encompassing nature reserve. We did mountain climbing and archery however quad-biking, fire-making, drumming and Wonderful Race experiences are some of the opposite obtainable choices.
There are three mountain climbing trails which provide a alternative of 3km, 5km or 8km routes, though the longest one is simply obtainable as a guided hike on sure days. We did the 5 km path which begins on the hill the place the Voortrekker Monument stands then descends to the grasslands under earlier than heading up once more to Fort Schanskop from the place there are panoramic views of Pretoria. We missed one of many path markers and misplaced the path for some time then caught it once more on the fort however we did not thoughts as we loved the longer exercise. The reserve is house to zebras, wildebeest, varied antelopes and different small mammals, though we simply noticed dassies.
The archery was not as simple because it regarded nevertheless it turned out to be nice enjoyable, particularly for my youngsters. The workers have been pleasant and affected person and I’ve little doubt that with ample observe, they’d be capable to flip us into specialists.
Each Journey Zone venues are nice for household/buddy outings in addition to company team-building occasions and college excursions surrounded by nature.
For extra info and to e book, go to Journey Zone Cullinan and/or Journey Zone Voortrekker Monument or contact Journey Zone on
012 734 0507 or [email protected] .