If you have a booking or are planning to do the Magoebaskloof hike ( any of the routes), please refrain. We made a booking in January for the 6 day hike. We arrived yesterday (4 April) to be told that all trails are completely overgrown and closed. A group had tried to hike the day before us from de hoek to woodbush. They became lost and had to be rescued in the middle of the night. It seems that the SAFCOL office is merrily selling permits for hike that essentially does not exist currently. I will be taking it up with them when we return home. Very sad and we are hugely disappointed.
Thanks for the info @kstulpner
That is shocking! I am so sorry that you had that experience.