Matroosberg Rock Pools

This is an easy walk to a beautiful swimming spot at the bottom of a kloof on the Matroosberg Private Nature Reserve.

Matroosberg rock poolsDistance: 7km
Difficulty: easy walk along good jeep track

This is an easy walk along the jeep track past the Ski Hut to the river as it reaches the bottom of a kloof. The road is a good jeep track and is easy to follow. The terrain is fairly flat making this a relaxing walk with the promise of a swim in crystal clear mountain water.

I have done the walk in the middle of summer as well as the middle of winter and the river is always running strongly keeping the pools well fed with cool, clear mountain water. The first pools can be reached within a short minutes walk, but you can head further up the kloof in search of hidden, more private pools and waterfalls.

We walked from our campsite, but you can drive all of the way in a 4×4 or a bakkie.


Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.

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