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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.
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
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.
Caters for Schools groups as well 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 2 old forestry homes and each can accommodate for 20 backpackers per visit, the facilities include beds, mattresses, braai facilities electricity and modern ablutions. Cutlery and crockery is provided. Fridge, freezer and microwave. Dorms with ablution facilities. The facilities have recently been refurbished. Queen View camp can host up to 70 Pax
Delfonte Hut also consists of 2 Thatch Houses.
House 1: Sleeps 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.
House 2: Sleeps 10 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.
Dorm facility is available and can sleep approx. 20 to 30 Pax. Gas showers and toilets available.
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.