Leopard's Kloof Trail
To visit this secluded kloof with its series of waterfalls and tranquil atmosphere, you will need a permit and key. Limiting access ensures the serenity of your experience, so please enquire at the entrance gate, accept that first come are first served, and pay a deposit of R30 for the key.
The trail is 1500m from the garden entrance to the last waterfall and follows the eastern border of the Garden, past the Nerine Dell where the founder's memorial stone may be found. Over a humpback bridge and north-eastwards towards Leopard's Kloof the path leads through natural fynbos at the foot of the mountain slope.
Through the locked gate the path rises, then dips down again to the first river crossing and into the private world of the kloof. Now, beneath the tree canopy of the forest in cool shade, the very observant may see the scratch marks of a leopard on one of the tree stems! Two more river crossings take you to the first waterfall. Then a series of ladders leads to the second and on to the third waterfall. The base of this waterfall is your final destination. Here, in season, you will find Disa uniflora flowering in all its glory amongst the water spangled mosses and rocks of the cliffs towering above.