I saw that Fernkloof Nature Reserve claimed, in its brochure, to have around 50km of paths, so I thought I would check this figure using Google Earth. I was pleasantly surprised to find that by including the cliff path, there are no less than around 65km of paths available in the Reserve. If one adds the approximately 45 km of cleared paths on Vogelgat and Maanskijnkop, then we can see how very privileged we are, having around 110km at our disposal (and there may be some that I have missed!). There can be few places with such a wonderful resource available to walkers and nature lovers. Let’s make sure that we use them and do what we can to contribute to their upkeep.