Queen Rose Hiking Trail

Our motto: Hike more, worry less…



Dog Friendly
Under New Management, with Recently Refurbished Facilities.

Queen Rose Hiking Trail is situated 30kms outside of Barberton, Mpumalanga. It is enclosed by the majestic mountains of the Eastern escarpment and is privileged to bear the meeting point between the Queens and Montrose rivers. The trail runs the majority of its distance across the Komatiland forestry land which is run and maintained privately.

Queen Rose offers hiking, bird watching, walks.


Nelshoogte forest reserve, in the mountains east of Barberton

Co-ordinates: 25*48’57” S 30*22’32” E


The two-day, 26km, hike takes you amongst indigenous forests, over mountain passes, through the Montrose plantation, and along the Queens River.

Day 1:

The trail to Delfonte Hut is 15.86km in distance and passes the idyllic Alvin’s fall which poses an ideal spot for a refreshing swim or to cool down

Day 2:

This day consists of a distance of 9.67 km and circles back to Queens View Hut where one can enjoy a quick shower before heading back to reality.


In terms of accommodation, there are namely two overnight huts, namely Queens View and Delfonte. The direction of the route is interchangeable

Queens View consists of an old forestry home and can accommodate for 20 backpackers per visit, the facilities include beds, mattresses, braai facilities electricity and modern ablutions.
The facilities have recently been refurbished

Delfonte Hut also consists of 20 single beds with the exclusion of electricity however solar lights and a battery operated refrigerator, braai facilities, and heated gas showers are also provided for.

This is not a hike to be missed but seasonal booking is of utmost importance due to the heat and humidity that resonates in the area.

Tags: Two Day Backpacks Mpumalanga
Price available on Request

Contact 082 663 6168 or 064 523 1807

All information adapted with permission of owner