Lazy, hot summer days, on Mountainlands have received an injection of energy with easy access to a waterfall and deep pool to swim in to your heart’s content. Hyslop’s and Figtree Creeks are two streams with a numerous waterfalls and pools and thanks to the higher elevation of these, there are no crocodiles nor bilharzia in the upper reaches. The water is crystal clear and comes from fountains higher up in the reserve. This makes it ideal to swim in, and wonderfully refreshing in summer.
Up to now, one had to hike quite a distance and climb down into the valleys to reach a proper “wallow pit”. However, a footpath has been opened to a easily access a waterfall and large pool in the Figtree Creek. It is now only a short walk down from one of the main roads. “Children especially want to splash around in the water and we have identified a couple of spots that are within easy reach where you can go for a dip. With the addition of this last one there are now three nice pools within easy reach on the Wonderscheur loop.” adds Eric Oosthuizen, developer of Mountainlands Estate.