Hawequas campsite map (77 KB)
Hawequas campsite map - in colour (554 KB)


Two hiking trails have been re-opened and clearly marked out at Hawequas, a 2km trail and a 4km trail (refer to map reduction). The 2km trail goes up past the Wardens house, offering spectacular views and an aerial view of the Ranch. It then goes down the front of the hill and ends on the road to the cottage. The 4km trail starts at the dam and goes up past our weir (out of bounds) to the very top of the tallest hill to the southeast of the main house, offering spectacular views, even as far as Table Mountain. It then descends towards Du Toits Kloof, and returns just above the Spruit River and ends in the pine forest next to the barn. Try these on your next visit.
Hiking Trails at Hawequas


The ranch is situated just outside Wellington, about an hour's drive from Cape Town.
Directions to Hawequas

From Cape Town, take the N1 North to the Klapmuts turn off (Exit No 47) onto Route R44. Turn LEFT and follow the R44 to Wellington. At Wellington, at the top of the hill (past the Cemetery on your right) at the traffic lights, turn LEFT to join the double carriageway from Paarl (R303). After ½ km the road starts turning right and going downhill. Get into the right-hand lane. There is a fountain on the right, and at this point turn RIGHT into Blouvlei Rd. (If you reach the traffic light with a church on your left, you have gone slightly too far – turn back and try again.)

Follow the Blouvlei Rd for about 4km, and turn right at the Olyvenbosch turn-off sign (also Hawequas Scout Ranch sign). Follow the gravel road, with signs all the way, without turning off until there is a steep hill and a large Scout sign right in front of you, where you turn sharp LEFT. Go through the big sliding gate (you should have a key for this if locked...otherwise phone 021 864 1191 for the Warden). Follow the road without turning off anywhere as you are now on private property. Pass the dam on your left, cross the river over narrow low flat bridge (max 5 tons). Go up the steep hill with a sharp bend at the top and into Hawequas: you have now arrived.

  • Camp sites, unloading area, parking and Main House: keep RIGHT at the first fork and stay on the main thoroughfare.
  • Warden's house: LEFT at the first fork and straight up the hill until you see the house up on the right.
  • Cottage: LEFT at the first fork and then first RIGHT until you reach to Cottage.