A long day hike on mostly good trails.
Standing back from Jonkershoek Valley, Victoria Peak’s rounded summit and benign appearance keep its true nature a secret. The highest summit in the area at 1583 m, Victoria Peak is exposed and harsh, often holding snow in the depths of winter. Stunning views, amazing and unique fynbos and mountain wetland ecology, and the satisfaction of standing on top of the highest point for miles make this outing a must for walking enthusiasts.
The route begins from the Witbrug parking at the end of the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. We follow the Panorama Route up to Bergriviernek where spellbinding views into the Berg River Valley await. From there we continue on the Panorama Route until a trail branches off to the left and leads us through a wetland to the base of the final climb up to the summit. The climb is rocky and can be slippery in winter when snow and ice are common. Returning to the Panorama route we can decide to return via Bergriviernek or continue along the Panorama Route to descend the steep Kurktrekkersnek trail, passing the spectacular Eerste and Tweede Waterfalls on the way.
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