The challenging mountain terrain of Wartrail & New England offers a wide range of activities for those who wish to fill their lungs with the cleanest air imaginable. Whether you wish to hike the highest peaks, mountain bike in peace and quiet, ride beautiful horses or paddle down the river, the choices are magnificent.
Bidstone Cottages provide the ideal base to explore all that the region has to offer.
Rock Art Paintings
4 x 4 trails
Bird watching and game viewing
Hiking and Slack Packing
Snow Skiing at Tiffindell
Rock Art Paintings
The area has some of the most stunning rock art in South Africa – according to Wits Archaeological School some of the best in the world. The art is located on various neighbouring farms and therefore it is necessary to be accompanied by a guide.
Experience a part of South Africa’s unique art history with a tour into the past.
1-2 people half day R300 per day / full day R600
3 – 6 people half day R500 per half day / R1000 full day
Visitors are to supply their own vehicle , 4X4 or high clearance will be sufficient
Mountain BikingThis is wild mountain country! There is no shortage of mountains and there are endless kilometres of jeeptrack, district road and trails to explore by bike or motorbike.
SwimmingCool off in the river on those baking hot summer days. Don’t forget to take a picnic.
4 x 4 trailsFrom Novice to Extreme, there is an offroad trail waiting for you to conquer it…
Bird watching and game viewingBring your book of birds and binoculars…this is birder’s paradise. You may also be lucky enough to spot some of the larger inhabitants of this area.
Hiking and Slack PackingTake one of the many hiking trails that range from moderate to arduous – Slack Pack the Wartrail, or just take a walk in nature. Blue Bend Canyon, Crystal Mountian and Eddystone Meander are all on the list…
Snow Skiing at TiffindellTop class skiing at Africa’s premier Ski resort… only 19km away.
BotanyDiscover old and new species of plants at altitudes of up to 2700m as they survive and thrive through the endless seasons.
FlyfishingUnspoilt stretches of pristine river with wild trout affords the fly fisherman hours of angling pleasure.