The Rameron Pigeon
Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve
The Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is found around 3.5 hours drive from Cape Town between the towns of Vanrhnsdorp and Nieuwoudtville. The Rameron Pigeon Trail is just one of the multi day hikes found here, and believe me, if you enjoy hiking this is a wonderful hike. Be warned however, don’t take someone who is not fit or who has never hiked before. This is a tough trail. Each day a number of surprises await, you may have to squeeze through a narrow gap between rocks, lower yourself down a chain, locate and clamber down a ladder, cross a river……..the list is endless. Crawling on all fours with a full pack on your back becomes quite normal. The trail is well marked by cairns some extremely large. Somehow I imagine the people who designed this trail really enjoyed themselves!!