Uitkomst Waterfall Hike


Uitkomst Waterfall Hike


Uitkomst Waterfall Hike


Uitkomst Waterfall Hike

For Ladies who love hiking, camaraderie, great food and stunning views!

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Destination: Bermanzi Skurweberg Mountains
Accommodation: Bermanzi Stables
Interests: Adventure, Hiking, Fauna and Flora, Outdoor interests

Bermanzi Mountain Trails is situated in the Skurweberg mountains between Machadodorp, Waterval Boven and Badplaas, and is a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The Uitkomst Waterfall Hike is part of the previously known Num-Num Trail, situated in the Northern Drakensberg and is also the proud destination of the waterfall called the UitKomst or Bridal Waterfall, the second-highest waterfall in Mpumalanga!!


This is a beautiful hiking breakaway, where indigenous forests, rock pools and ancient mountain ravines lead you to the second-highest waterfall in Mpumalanga.

The Uitkomst Waterfall, situated on the Bermanzi trail, is steeped in history, movie making and even has its own Legend!

The Waterfall, also known as “Brides Leap Falls“, comes from the legendary tragedy that happened in the 1950’s when a young newly married couple came to have their pictures taken.

A gush of wind caught her wedding dress and swept her off the edge, where she fell to her untimely death. The legend goes that her new groom leaped to his death after her, some say immediately, some say a year later on their first wedding anniversary.

The Ultimate Hikers Retreat

The hiking is a moderate and challenging at times but very doable for a beginner hiker, you should be in good health with a decent fitness level.

Mpumalanga is a top hiking destination and at Bermanzi there is a varied selection of beautiful hiking trails for our Ladies to embark on.

You will be guided by an experienced female hiker with first-aid qualifications to make sure your hike is safe, varied and enjoyable.

Your Guide will also have assistance to make sure your off-hike experience is comfortable with great food accompanied with wine, plenty of hot water for showers and above all lots of laughter.

More interesting facts and reasons to visit

  • The destination was used to portray Zululand in the filming ‘The ghost in the Darkness starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas in some of the scenes.
  • Many bird species for bird lovers
  • The trails are rich in cultural and historical sites like genuine ancient kraals
  • Sites of the Anglo Boer War
  • Beautiful star gazing
  • Swimming in natural pools and the waterfall
  • Part of the old Num Num Trail, now known as the Bermanzi Trail.
  • Bermanzi Trail is nestled on the edge of the escarpment of the northern part of the Drakensberg.

Why join our Ladies Uitkoms Waterfall Hiking Breakaway?

  • We book out a section of the accommodation for our group, no sharing a bedroom, the kitchen or bathroom with other hiker not in our group
  • Simple yet cosy, clean & comfortable hikers accommodation, this is not luxury by far, but all you need in the beautiful natural environment
  • Walk with your daypack only, circular routes and returning to base camp
  • Single beds with mattresses, shared in backpackers styled rooms booked exclusively for our group
  • Electricity, proper bathrooms, hot water, cosy kitchen, and communal area.
  • Outside boma area
  • Guided and hosted
  • All meals, coffee, tea, mealtime wine and iced tea included.
  • Enjoy the safety of a group, where fun and laughter are never forgotten

Welcome to bring your own drinks.


Arrival – Day 1

12h30 – Arrival & light lunch.

Should you need to arrive later, it’ss not a problem, just let your hostess know.

14h00 – Short hike through the Dassiesskeur towards the waterfall. Walk along the edge of the Gorge, back to the stables via the hiking part of the Wagon Trail.

Duration: Approximately two and a half hours.

17h00 –  Freshen up & relax around the campfire.

18h30 – Dinner

All Day Hike – Day2

08h00 – Breakfast

08h30 – Depart for the Day Hike

Start your hike from the Stables following the Ox wagon trail. We will be walking on the edge of the escarpment with views of the Bankspruit Gorge.  The hike descends to the Big waterfall, known as the Bridal or Uitkoms Waterfall,

Enjoy your packed lunch at the waterfall. Pack a drinky-poo to enjoy.

A challenging uphill path from the waterfall, with some exciting obstacles, but there are plenty rest stops along the way. Once we reach the top of the escarpment you will have a fantastic view of the challenge you just endured. An easy and level hike takes you back to the stables.

Approximately five to six hours (incl. lunch break)

Return to camp and enjoy the rest of the afternoon.

Do some solo exploring around the camp or bring some board games etc..

18:30 – Dinner

Departure – Day 3

07h30 – Breakfast

08h00 – An early morning two hours walk along the escarpment

10h00 – Departure