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Bulls Head Trail

ImgHiddenImgHiddenImgHiddenImgHiddenImgHiddenFollow the yellow markers - marked in a clockwise direction. There is an extension to this trail for more experienced hikers. It means taking 1 extra litre of water and add an hour to the time needed. For capable riders this trail can be done on horseback.

Bird lovers must spend some time at the lake which you find at the beginning of the trail on your left. This lake holds water for most of the year starting after the rains in March. (You can revisit this lake on your return). The trail follows the dry river bed where many different Acacia trees and some less common trees like the Buffalo Thorn and others form a linear forest. At the foot of the Bulls Head mountain you will find a ruin of the first farmer, Hans Kisker, who lived here about 90 years ago. Here the climb to the bushmen cave starts to your right. This is more difficult but rewarding for the view you will find from the top. The cave is deep and scary. Going around the mountain you will find an overhanging rock used as shelter by the bushmen in ancient times. Coming all the way around the Bulls Head, some 300m behind a herdsman's hut, you will find most of the year water dammed up in the river by the remains of the dam original built by Hans Kisker. A very good spot for birding and seeing baboons.

Data & Facts
Duration: approx. 3 hours
Starting & Arrival: BuellsPort Farmhouse
Difficulty: Easy, accessible for everyone
Heighlights: Bushman caves, fauna and flora, Chacma baboons, beautiful views
Equipment: Binoculars, good walking shoes, hat and at least 2,5 litres of water each
Trekking map PDF
Trekking map Google-Earth
Trekking map GPX
BuellsPort - Anke 11. February 2016