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    In the new Leisure Wheels mag there is a article regarding the Wolkberg area.
    Seems the whole place is falling appart.
    Have hiked there a couple of times with fond and very bad memories. (Food poisening)

    Suggestion!
    Maybe some group of Polokwane area might get together a group the same as what this forum does.
    Approach the relevant Park board people and take it from there.

    Read the article in Leisure Wheels.
    A bit sad to see such a area being neglected.

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    It's not only the Wolkberg, you should see the ecological state of the Baviaanskloof, looks pretty but it's broken!


    Quote Originally Posted by RudolfD2 View Post

    Suggestion!
    Maybe some group of Polokwane area might get together a group the same as what this forum does.
    Approach the relevant Park board people and take it from there.
    Any takers ?


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    I honestly think that their article and their published actions are completely irresponsible.

    The Wolkberg is a Wilderness area and an important water catchment.
    It is not a tourist area. Besides the beauty of the area and the attraction from a hiking perspective, the area doesn't offer much to the visitor. There are sensitive areas of vegetation in the Wolkberg that take many years to recover after being driven over once. For the vast size of the reserve, officially only 20 people at a time are permitted to be in the reserve, to limit the impact on the vegetation.

    The fact that the reserve has a lack of funding to police and fence, etc. doesn't mean that people should do as they like and publish that they do. That leaves the area open to other people like them, that don't give a damn for the environment
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    Quote Originally Posted by saxj View Post
    I honestly think that their article and their published actions are completely irresponsible.

    The Wolkberg is a Wilderness area and an important water catchment.
    It is not a tourist area. Besides the beauty of the area and the attraction from a hiking perspective, the area doesn't offer much to the visitor. There are sensitive areas of vegetation in the Wolkberg that take many years to recover after being driven over once. For the vast size of the reserve, officially only 20 people at a time are permitted to be in the reserve, to limit the impact on the vegetation.

    The fact that the reserve has a lack of funding to police and fence, etc. doesn't mean that people should do as they like and publish that they do. That leaves the area open to other people like them, that don't give a damn for the environment
    According to the article the author did acknowledge that he has been warned not to enter the area, as it would be illegal.

    He still made a valid point that there are already people that do not give a damn about the area. There are lots of other illegal uses of the area too.
    i.e. Grazing cattle.

    It's now up to the general enthusiast to help and prevent further decline of the Wolkberg Wilderness area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RudolfD2 View Post
    In the new Leisure Wheels mag there is a article regarding the Wolkberg area.
    Seems the whole place is falling appart.
    Have hiked there a couple of times with fond and very bad memories. (Food poisening)

    Suggestion!
    Maybe some group of Polokwane area might get together a group the same as what this forum does.
    Approach the relevant Park board people and take it from there.

    Read the article in Leisure Wheels.
    A bit sad to see such a area being neglected.

    Hi we have been there the past weekend on a 4x4 trail and camping and it was GREAT

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    Does any one have contact details of the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasN View Post
    It's not only the Wolkberg, you should see the ecological state of the Baviaanskloof, looks pretty but it's broken!
    Specifics on the Baviaans? I'm intrigued that you say it's "broken" - last time we were there, I saw some oleander, sesbania, black wattle and other alien infestations, but most of the veld, from the coastal thicket through to the succulent Karoo looked in pretty good shape. But that could be a superficial impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johanlot View Post
    Does any one have contact details of the area?

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    Hi Johanlot

    Would you like to contact them for a booking?

    We have been there in December 2011.
    They don't make any bookings, you just show up and get you permit & day fees.
    Last edited by EcLiPsE; 2012/02/05 at 11:55 AM.

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