Activities around the Hudup Camp
A birdwatcher's paradiseOver 100 different species have been sighted. Some of the rare species which were seen are:
African Fish Eagle
Black-crowned Night Heron
Just to name a few. A list of birds to tick off is available at the reception.
Hiking trails along the Hudup River
In a good rainy season the river is full of water, sometimes running until June . Even in less good rain seasons pools of water can be found.
Short walking trails around the camp can be done on one's own. You can visit the family cemetery, old ruins of the first owners on the southern hillslopes. To the east you can wander along the river bed where you could come across some of the wild animals of the area, e.g. Baboons, Springbuck, Kudu and Jackal.
We also offer a guided hiking trail to the lesser known Hudup Canyon - locally known as Bushman`s Kloof. Pre-booking is essential. Even here you find the remains of the first settlers of the region. A pond with the man-handled pump can be viewed. Above the pond there are still the remains of the stone buildings of the settlers. (Some steep climbing is necessary.)
On special demand we also offer sightseeing tours over the adjacent farm. Please arrange with your booking as the farm activities do not always correspond with the guest activities. The excursion gives you an insight into the local farm business with all its problems. You may visit the Hudup Canyon, as well as the Rock-Bridge and other areas of the farm. You should allow for at least 3 hours (small excursion) to 4 hours (big excursion) for this activity.