Be One With Nature In Namibia
The Khomas Hochland Hiking Trail
The 4 Day and 6 Day Hike both start and finish at Farm Düsternbrook (round loop). However the 4 Day Hike can also start and finish on Farm Godeis.
Hiking will be offered on backpack or slack pack basis. Number of hikers: Minimum 3 and maximum 12 hikers (due to safety reasons and the size of campsites).
‘‘Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed,
but Nature's sources never fail.
Looking forward to meet you on our blissful hiking trails.
Kind regards Johann Vaatz
The Khomas Hochland Hiking Trail is an excellently planned trail, and goes through widely varied landscapes. The distances require a certain amount of fitness, but the possibility of slack packing and being able to buy meat, bread and drinks from the farmers every day, should make it possible for more hikers. We are sure it will attract a very large number of hikers from all over Southern Africa and even tourists from overseas. We expect that in due course it will become the most hiked trail in Namibia after the Fish River Canyon.
Some walking is on farm roads and makes a difference at some places.
It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm, with which the farm owners accepted and supported the idea of this hiking trail. We wish everybody involved a great success with this tourism venture in Namibia.
Green Flag Trails is a voluntary quality and sustainability eco-label for trails.
Trails with Green Flag status ensures the best possible hiking experiences to hikers. Trails are however not graded subjectively from good to bad. Instead the system centres on the concept of allowing hikers, by supplying detailed information, to make their own informed decisions of the trails they’d like to walk. Green Flag Trails is thus an accreditation programme that seeks to offer hikers all the information needed to ensure the hike meets their expectations.
Contrary to other systems that make use of someone’s opinion of how a “good trail” should look like, Green Flag allows the hiker to make his/her very own assessment of what type of trail is preferred, and thus ensures a good experience.
By assessing the environmental conditions as well as safety along the trail, Green Flag ensures sustainable trails in terms of conservation of the environmental resources as well as the quality of experience had by hikers.
Green Flag accredits trails through its unique audit procedure and identifies, acknowledges and rewards those trails that demonstrate and practice responsible management.
DID YOU KNOW?
Walking trails meeting HOSA's minimum standards are also accredited through the Green Flag Trails programme.
WHAT IS A GREEN FLAG TRAIL
Magazine Article on the Khomas Hochland Hiking trail
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