Places to Visit with Dad this Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it is the perfect excuse do something fun with the father figure in your life! If you’re a Kloof resident, you’ll know that there are countless activities and local eateries that Dads will enjoy, and luckily, they are right on your doorstep! We’ve put together a list of our most-loved local spots below.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Upper-Highway Rail Trail:

Photo: The Kloof Project

This relatively new bicycle and walking trail is the perfect way to spend quality time with dad. If you’re using bikes, we suggest you get dropped off at Padley’s Crossing just outside Hillcrest, and then follow the railway line through to Everton Bridge. You’ll have to take a slight detour onto the surrounding pavements, which will take you into Igwababa Road onto the Kloof stretch. The route ends behind St Agnes Church. Why not end off the adventure with a cold drink or beer for dad, or grab some lunch at Stoker’s Arms nearby?

Keep an eye on the Upper Highway Rail Trail Facebook Page the week before Father’s Day to find out more about their special Father’s Day Scavenger Hunt bike ride that they are planning – it’s certain to be great fun!

Krantzkloof Nature Reserve:  

Photo: The Kloof Conservancy & Kevin Collett.

When did you last take a walk in the wilderness? This hidden gem is right on our doorstep. Pack a picnic and spend a cool and crisp morning hike along one of the designated trails. You can unpack the picnic at the half-way mark down by the river, or on the Black Route, at the base of a waterfall.

The Kloof Bench:  

Photo: The Kloof Project

Take a selfie at one of the stunning art murals and post it to Instagram or Facebook to brag to all your friends about what a cool Dad you have! To assist the artists who collaborated on this project, consider making a donation via zapper, using the QR code on the verge signboard. (The perfect gift for dad if you’ve forgotten to buy him something 😉)


Bellevue Café:  

Michigan Behn Photography
Michigan Behn Photography

Photo: The Brand Collective

In the unlikelihood of rain, you may decide to choose an indoor venue for Father’s Day. Kloof has a plethora of restaurants that could serve as the perfect excuse for Dad to indulge! How about a decadent chocolate brownie or delicious milkshake at Bellevue Café?

Do you have any special spots to share with us? Please share this blog on social, tag @thekloofproject and tell us where you’ll be taking Dad this Father’s Day.

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