Summit Iron Crown



9.2km – Loop – Hard

Get to know this 9.2-km out-and-back trail near Lepele-Nkumpi NU, Limpopo. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 35 min to complete

To ascend the Iron Crown is fairly straightforward. The peak is located in the Wolkberg area near Magoebaskloof, one of South Africa’s most beautiful mountainous regions. Located near the town of Haenertsburg in Limpopo, it has become the most popular starting point for the 9 Peaks Challenge. If you are planning a casual 9 Peaks journey I recommend you make a weekend of your trip here. The area is beautiful and has loads to offer. Information can be obtained in the village and online.

No fees have to be paid to summit Iron CrownWhen hiking up the back slope through the plantations please greet the fire watch if they are present. Do not tamper with any of the radio masts or other equipment on the peak. Please take note that no camping or open fires are allowed. Walk to the Trig Beacon where you can claim your summit. 

If you are taking on the 9 Peaks Challenge the correct approach starts in the plantation section below the peak towards the south. Your vehicle may not be driven to the top of the peak and must be left to within 200 meters of the following coordinates.   24°00’44.0″ S   29°56’48.0″ E

Follow these directions for the best way to get to the start. 

1.  From Haenertsburg drive along the R71 towards Polokwane for approximately 6km. 

2.  Turn left onto the gravel road at the Randfontein sign and continue for 13,5km. 

3.  Turn left at the crossing and drive slowly and carefully through the village. 

4.  After approximately 3km you reach an access control gate. Report to the security and provide the relevant details. 

5.  Continue for approximately 14,8km until you reach the starting coordinates. 



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