What's Coming Up?
**All the usual walks, talks and events which take place during the lockdown period are cancelled. We shall send out details once the lockdown is lifted, and we look forward to you all getting back out into the countryside to see the beautiful Dargle!
Khula Shanti Forest Walk - Boston
09h00 – 11h00
First Sunday of every month. A gentle stroll through a peaceful forest crossing streams and listening to the birds. Meet at the Pickle Pot. Donation goes towards forest rehabilitation.
Bookings: Carol Segal 082 450 6792
Kilgobbin Forest and Grassland Walk
Thursday 7 May 2020 at 09h00
Park at Crab Apple Chapel D707
Explore grasslands and beautiful mistbelt forest area
Donation R50 to Dargle Conservancy
Bookings: Nikki Brighton 083 473 3074
Mpophomeni Hills Walk
09h00 – 11h00
Second Tuesday of every month. Join local guides to learn more about the area.
Bookings: Penz Malinga 078 236 4480
Fort Nottingham Reserve – Lion’s Bush
09h00 – 11h00
Third Thursday of every month. Meet at Fort Nottingham Museum to explore the grassland and forest. Please call to confirm attendance.
Bookings: Roy/Val Tabernor 082 487 0922
Beacon Hill Walk – Howick
09h00 to 11h00
Last Sunday of the month. Meet at the top of Lake View Road for a walk in the grassland.
Bookings: Eve Hughes 082 872 4333
Dargle Conservancy AGM
CURRENTLY POSTPONED for 2020 - Details to Follow once lockdown restrictions are lifted
Dargle Discovery Slackpack
Experience Spekboom’s latest 3 day, 3 night all-inclusive slackpack combining the best Drakensberg hiking with our famous Midlands comforts and hospitality!The newly developed Dargle Discovery is a 3 day slackpacking hike combining rugged high berg hiking with the luxury of fine Midlands comforts. Traversing privately owned land in several reserves and conservancies otherwise not accessible to the public, this slackpack encompasses some of the most iconic areas of the Midlands. Given the variety of different ecological niches, this region offers a rich biodiversity and high level of endemism. The Dargle valley is home to over 200 species of birds and highly specialized animals like Samango Monkeys, Cape Parrots and Rock Dassies. The ever-changing landscapes include breath taking mountain summits, highly threatened Mist-Belt Forest, Afro-Montane grassland, rolling farmland and panoramic Midlands vistas.
Nature based eco-tourism is one of the principal aims of Spekboom Tours with 10% of profits going towards local conservation projects.
Duration: 3 days, 3 nights
Recommended fitness level: Moderate
Average daily walking distances: 10-17 km
Accommodation types: Comfortable midlands-style B&B, farm cottages
Price: from R4200pps
Inclusive of comfortable accommodation, all meals, luggage transfer, registered guide, conservancy fees. Bespoke tours can also be arranged for organised groups with special interests: Birding, biomimicry, ecology, poetry and mediation and flowers gazing.
Dargle Discoverer R4200 pp
- Friday 16th October – Monday 19th October 2020
Contact Julia: email@example.com