Bermanzi Hiking Trail

Our motto: Hike more, worry less…


“The Mountain Where The Water Is”

Bermanzi Hiking Trail is situated between Machadodorp and Badplaas, in Mpumalanga, and is a two-hour drive from the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Offering affordable accommodation in Machadodorp and with some of the best hiking trails the province of Mpumalanga has to offer, Bermanzi is the ideal place for hiking groups and holidaying families alike.

Few places offering accommodation in Machadodorp, or even accommodation in Mpumalanga, have the stunning views that you will get when you are staying at Bermanzi.

A lot of thought and care has gone into the development of Bermanzi. Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend away or an action-packed weekend spent traversing the hiking trails and seeing the waterfalls, you will find what you are looking for at Bermanzi.

The Ultimate Hikers Retreat

Hiking trails in Mpumulanga make for the perfect outdoor hobby. Mpumalanga is a top hiking destination and at Bermazni we have 3 popular hiking trails for our guests to embark on. Please note that while we welcome day visitors wanting to hike, we only allow day guests to hike from between 8 am and 5 pm.

When hiking in Mpumalanga, at Bermanzi, our trails are for all types of people. We have the easier trails for those looking for a relaxed introduction to hiking or who have children and then we have the more difficult trails for those who have a little more experience and who are in search of a challenge.


Enjoy our scenic hiking trails in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga is the ideal hiking destination. The province boasts stunning landscapes, an abundance of wildlife, natural forests and challenging mountain ranges, all of which are certain to bring you back in touch with nature. What better way to break away from a busy schedule and the bustle of city life than by going on a hiking trail in Mpumalanga?

If you are unsure of which of our hiking trails in Mpumalanga will be best for your level of experience, have a chat with us. We’ll be happy to give you some helpful advice.

The hiking trails will take you through the gorges, the forests and the rock pools that are hidden away in the vast landscape that surrounds Bermanzi. During any of your hikes, you might be lucky enough to spot some of the local wildlife! This area is home to bushbuck, kudu, and mountain reedbuck. As for the vegetation, kiepersol and yellowwood trees make up the forests and provide shade for hikers.

The Bermanzi Two Day Hiking Experience

This is our most popular hiking trail simply because it is the ideal trail for people of all kinds. It has a low difficulty and is quite easy to complete. This hiking trail is perfect for group visits and we happily accommodate church groups, school children and corporate retreats. The groups of guests who will be embarking on the Bermanzi Two-Day Hiking Experience can be comfortably accommodated in The Stables.

2 Day Bundu Backpackers Hiking Trail

A real Bundu experience in pure Nature.

You bring your own small tent and camp one night in the indigenous woods next to the stream.

First night you sleep at The Stables where you can braai around a campfire in a boma.

  • Min 4 Hikers
  • Max 10 Hikers
Day 1: 12km

It starts on the edge of the escarpment in the ox wagon road, gradually descending through an impressive large rock crack, rapidly changing scenes of krans, bush and mountain streams. It follows the contour also used by bushbuck, kudu and mountain reedbucks with beautiful views over the Komati Valley below.

Joining the wagon road again it steeply descends into the gorge through the indigenous forest with a great variety of trees and bird life as well as cultural and historical sites. Along the Bank Spruit it leads to several natural swimming pools and picnic spots. Then ascending again towards the foot of the second highest waterfall in Mpumalanga – a memorable sight indeed.

From here it is uphill, through the San cave, past the giant yellow tree until the end of the escarpment to view the waterfall from above and the Komati Gorge underneath.

Day 2: 4km – 8km



Hikers will be accommodated in the beautifully renovated, old traditional stables. The Stables has several rooms with bunkbeds and mattresses that can accommodate up to 46 hikers. Bring own bedding, sleeping bags and pillows


  • Opsaal Room: 20 Hikers, 14 beds and a loft with 6 mattresses
  • Afsaal Room: 7 Hikers
  • Kapkar Room: 10 Hikers
  • There is a large covered veranda.
  • 2 Separate braai bomas with several loose braai grids
  • 3 x Bath rooms: Hot showers, flush toilets and hand basins
  • Big kitchen with anthracite stove.
  • Electricity, fridge, 2-plate electric stove, cooking utensils
  • Bring own cutlery and crockery


  • Karwats Room: 8 Hikers
  • Uitspan Room: 3 Single beds, own bathroom
  • Large covered veranda
  • 2 Separate braai bomas with several loose grids
  • 2 Bath rooms, hot showers, flush toilets and basins
  • Big kitchen with microwave, fridge
  • Electricity, 2-plate electric stove
  • Cooking utensils provided
  • Bring own cutlery and crockery


  • Sleeping room with double bed and bunker beds for 2
  • Private ablution facilities
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet, and basin.
  • Kitchen with microwave, 2 plate induction stove, small fridge.
  • Crockery
  • Boma for braai and camp fire (share with other hikers )

Self Catering Accommodation

In the Rocks for 2
  • Self-Catering Unit
  • Fireplace
  • Satelite TV
  • Kitchen with electric stove, refrigerator, microwave oven, crockery and cutlery
  • Own Patio
  • Braai Facilities with exquisite views of the mountains and the Komati Valley.
  • Self-Catering, we supply fire wood for braai and fire place, no shops nearby.
  • Includes the hikes
Vakashani Guest House (Sleeps 10)
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • One en-suite bathroom with bath in a double room
  • One bathroom in loft with shower
  • One bathroom on ground floor with shower
  • Lounge area with wood burner
  • Dining table for 6 people
  • Outside entertainment area with braai facilities
  • Wood supplied by Bermanzi


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Price Available On Request

Contact 082 663 6168 or 064 523 1807


All information adapted with permission of owner

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