Booking into Mr C Harties with your dog is easy. Finding activities to do with your dog can be challenging. Harties is a pet-friendly community with many restaurants offering a pet-friendly experience.
Keep your dog on a leash for protection. Pack in your pet's necessities and ask for the best places to visit when you check in at Mr C Harties.
Here are two hiking trails in the scenic Hartebeespoort area that are inviting and accommodating to pets.
Kranskloof Hiking Trail
Kranskloof Hiking Trail is a 9.0 kilometre lightly trafficked loop trail near Rustenburg, North West, South Africa. The trail features beautiful wildflowers.
The trail is moderate and approachable. You can hike with your dog. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash. Kranskloof offers hiking, walking, and nature trips.
The Kranskloof Hiking Trail is pet-friendly, perfect for a hike with your canine friends. You can choose more challenging climbs or moderate hiking suitable for your four-legged companions.
The area has streams surrounded by the majestic Magaliesberg mountains. Note that dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Level Easy to moderate
Price R20 per dog and R60 per person.
Contact 0145350014 or 0789766723, footprint.co.za
B'sorah Hiking Trail
B'sorah, hidden among the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains bushvelds is near the Hartbeespoort Dam.
The scenery is Africa at its best, less than an hour away from Gauteng.
The 1600-hectare farm consists of dense bush, open grassland and riverine vegetation, which runs along streams flowing into the Skeerpoort river. You can view kudu, nyala, waterbuck, impala and blesbuck and might hear warthogs and baboons. It is pristine nature surrounded by river streams, roaming game and many bird species. The farm is a place to relax in the heart of nature.
B'sorah has dedicated trails for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, and open-to-day visitors on Sundays to Fridays. The trails give you access to some of the most scenic and pristine parts of the farm, including rivers, forests, grassland, bushveld and rocky hills.
The small shop sells refreshments, snacks, medic kits, and more. If you would prefer to bring your lunch or snacks, there are beautiful picnic areas along the trail. The cafe offers many seating areas.
Day-visitors must park in the designated day-visitor parking area next to reception and pay and register at the shop. The trails start and finish at the shop.
Dogs are allowed on the hiking trails but strictly on leashes only. Dogs are not allowed to roam freely on the premises.
The B'sorah hiking trails have distances of 2, 5, 8, 10, 12 and 15km's and a shortcut trail of about 7km's which takes hikers along the quickest route to the river and back.
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6 top dog walking and hiking tips
- Staying hydrated
It is a bit tricky trying to share your water with your dog. A travel drinking bowl is an easy solution to keep your dog hydrated on the hike.
- Ensure you have a well-fitting lead and collar
Even if your dog is well-trained, clip on a well-fitting lead and collar. A good option is a shock-absorbent lead, an excellent choice for a very energetic dog. If you are walking in the early morning or late evening when it's a bit dark, safety and visibility are essential. You can buy an LED-lit dog collar.
- Be equipped to clean up.
Take a bag with you or a handy poop bag dispenser so that cleaning up any mess left by your dog can be cleaned quick and easy.
- A clean car and comfortable ride
Getting to your hiking spot and back means a trip in the car. Protect your seats from mud, mess and scratches with seat covers. To prevent your dog from getting injured, consider a travel basket that can strap into the seatbelts.
- Take along some treats.
Everyone deserves a snack break on a hike. Take along a few tasty treats for your dog to enjoy when you sit down to appreciate the view.
- Beware of ticks
It's no fun having to remove ticks from your dog after a walk. They can be dangerous and can cause some severe harm. If you find ticks, remove them immediately. Keep your dogs protected with a range of veterinary solutions that will kill and repel any ticks.
To search for more exciting hiking trails in the Hartebeespoort dam area, visit www.footprint.co.za.
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Enjoy your pet-friendly travels and activities.