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Karkloof Falls

The Karkloof River rises in the range and drops down through thickly wooded forests creating many small waterfalls. The beautiful and dramatic Karkloof Falls, 105 metres high plunge over the cliff at Shafton Grange, known by the early settlers as “the most beautiful waterfall in the land”.

The Karkloof Falls has an infant waterfall, about 10 metres high, just above it. In about 1885 a farmer named William Woodhouse was fording the river just above the small fall. His horse tripped and threw him. The horse scrambled out and the man was washed over the fall, which thenceforth was known as Woodhouse Falls, in memory of the tragedy.

Karkloof Falls
Karkloof Falls
The amount of water coming down the cliff depends on the amount of rainfall during the season. Be prepared to see them at their fullest, looking like this, or trickling down the rock face.
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