After receiving numerous invites to the Leeuwenboschfontein 4×4 trail, Grant Spolander finally packs his trail gear and sets off for the Swartberg Mountains – and soon regrets he hadn’t done so sooner.
In dire need of complete peace and quiet? At the farm Leeuwenboschfontein in the Klein Karoo you’re surrounded by rolling mountains, deep blue sky and vast Klein Karoo scrubland, and more peace and quiet that you could ever need.
Leeuwenboschfontein is cradled within the confluence of three biomes: The central mountain Renosterveld, the little succulent Karoo and the lowland succulent Karoo. This makes for a diverse mix of flora and fauna, but it also makes the endemic environment
especially sensitive. The area is superb for stargazing, hiking, mountain-biking, abseiling, microlighting and bird-watching.
WRITTEN BY STEPHEN SMITH, LEISURE WHEELS MAGAZINE
On top of the great 4×4 facilities, Leeuwenboschfontein offers boating and fishing in thedams, hiking in the mountains, mountain biking, bird watching and simply the chance to relax far from the stresses of city life. In winter there is every chance of snow , although it doesn’t fall every year, while the clear night skies are perfect for star-gazing. The 1280-hectare farm was once used for farming potatoes, but now the mixture of mountain Renosterveld, little succulent Karoo and lowland succulent Karoo is preserved for all to enjoy…”