Walking and hiking on 500 ha of walking freedom.
Our walks and hikes have made us famous. We have more than a kilometre of river front walks amongst leafy trees as well as 500 ha of hiking in indigenous forest and grassland in the foothills of the Magaliesberg Mountains. Saamrus offers a dream getaway for hikers, nature lovers, bird watchers and nature photographers. If you just want a relaxing stroll along the river or feel like a more adventurous hike for 3 hours or more, both can be done at Saamrus. On top of it all, you are allowed to bring your dog along to experience more space and exciting smells than he/she ever dreamed possible.
Only a limited number of day-hikers/dog-walkers are allowed. Booking is essential. The privacy and peace of our weekend guests is always our first priority.
Easy walks/strolls along the river
(View map for short walks)
Unwind with the river bends. Take a casual stroll down to the river and along the river bank paths. Enjoy the tranquility and the gentle sounds of water flowing. The steps and charming bridges were built by our dedicated staff to make the river walk accessible and enjoyable even in wet weather. The paths which can sometimes suddenly get overgrown after some good summer rains are maintained by the staff. With so many trees and private spaces along the river, you're sure to find your own secluded spot. Try a picnic down by the river. We know nature-lovers like you wouldn't dream of littering!? (Please avoid walking on the incoming road towards the neighbours. We are trying to give them some peace and quiet too).
More adventurous walks across the hills.
(View map for long walks)
With all the sights, don't forget the ancient Tswana sites. If you're in the mood for 360 degree views, and exploring the sites of ancient Tswana kraals dating back to the 1800's (there are 5 of them), set off on a 3-hour long walk in the footpaths on the hill. You can cross normal fences, (without walking too near to private farmhouses) roaming as far as the game fence, with some free game-viewing along the way. (You might even spot a lion at the Lion Camp).
Or you can hike up the dry river bed with a shady canopy of indigenous trees. On the way, experience indigenous wild grass and veld flowers. Duiker, rooibok, kudu, warthogs, dassies (rock rabbits) and rabbits has been spotted on walks at Saamrus – your dogs will have a field day and so, of course, will you.
The long walk paths are not all marked yet so please use your map to avoid getting lost. During the summer rain season, the paths can become quite bushy, but the bit of bundu-bashing you may have to do just makes your long walk-adventure more fun, more real jungle before you go back to the concrete one.