The first day (12km) trail passes some fine examples of the local Middelburg Cycad which is endemic to this particular area. On the way down the Kloof, the trail passes some interesting rock pools and waterfalls, ideal for a morning tea break. After good rains the Kloof route is very spectacular. Care needs to be taken as the rocks can be slippery when wet. Eventually the hiker arrives at the bottom of the Kloof at the Olifants River. Lunch and a swim can be taken here. The trail follows the river for a short distance and then starts it ascent to the overnight camp at Arendsnes.
Arendsnes must rank as one of the most spectacular overnight hut on any hiking trail. It is built right on the edge of the Olifants River gorge with spectacular views to the river far below. The hut accommodates 10 people and the trail is short enough to really enjoy this very special place. The whole hut, ablutions and braai area is built of wood. Care needs to be taken to make sure that the braai fire doesn't get out of hand and that the fire is extinguished before going to bed.
The 2nd day of the trail is a leisurely 6km long but is also a very beautiful walk as it weaves in and out of some of the most beautiful rock formations to be found on any trail. Now and then the trail ventures to the edge of the gorge offering spectacular views of the river far below. The trail passes through some lovely indigenous bush that can offer the hiker respite from the heat of the day. Separate day trails are also being developed for those that cannot backpack.