Sable Ranch is situated just off the R96 close to Hekpoort in the Magaliesburg mountain region. Being only 25 minutes away from Johannesburg / Krugersdorp makes this trail an easy reach for the entire family to enjoy a day out in Mother Nature.
The trail is 7 days a week and on public holidays. Permits cost R70 for adults, R30 for children.
Sable Ranch is easy to find and no specialized vehicles are necessary as you navigate tarred roads right until a safe and secure open parking area is reached.
The first part of the trail is a beautiful stone-paved road which then becomes a wide scraped trail of loose rock and sand. The trail begins with a steady uphill, around 1.5km, which gives the calves a great workout. The rocks are pretty loose and slippery throughout the trail and one needs to keep an eye on where you step.
The track evens out once you reach the Plateau. Here you are able to view the game feeding points and be enthralled by the number of animals you are able to view and photograph, there are also hides you can view from.
The picnic spot is a beautiful shady spot with fresh, running mountain water to refill bottles, as well as a braai and seating area.
Max elevation: 1593 m
Min elevation: 1315 m
Total climbing: 361 m
Total descent: -361 m