Halde Haniel in Bottrop, the second highest mining heap in the Ruhr area, just behind the heap Oberscholven, lies at about 128 m/419 ft above sea level in the vicinity of Oberhausen, offering some thrilling opportunities for practicing extreme sports.
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Four Wheel Driving in Berakah, Vredefort Dome, North-West South Africa
Berakah trail is one of the oldest favorites and is a must do if you haven’t already done so. It is set in the Vredefort Dome, a vast geological structure, comprised of a central core granite-gneiss. It is a self drive one way route with escape routes, however you cannot turn back. The trail consists of roads with seasonal two track travel. Covering a distance of 13 km/8 mi long, level of difficulty ranges between 2-4 and lasts between 5-6 hours long.
However, the level of difficulty can also be argued, depending on an individual’s experience as well. The terrain here is comprised of utterly steep and rocky ups and downs, mud and river crossings as well as log bridges. The spot is an all year round destination, although it is always advisable to phone and cross check conditions beforehand, especially after the rains, since some roads can be closed down.