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A Warm Welcome

The Peninsula Ramblers Hiking Club is based in Cape Town, South Africa. The Club is run by volunteers and would not exist without the support and participation of its members. Our aim is simple: to get out into the fresh air and beauty of our magnificent Cape Mountains – and beyond – as often as possible, while at the same time doing whatever we can to help protect the pristine areas we visit.

What we do

We lead day hikes around the Peninsula and occasionally further afield on weekends, throughout the year. Visitors are welcome, but please phone the leader beforehand to let him/her know you are joining the hike.

Benefits of becoming a member

Members receive the hiking programme and newsletter three times a year and, for those who have access to the Internet, any additional news by email between programs. Members may attend any Club hike or social and our annual year-end function. Most of the hikes and socials are free of charge, but we do also do permit hikes from time to time and some of the socials may have a cost implication.

Getting Started

An easy guide to hiking with the Ramblers and what you need to do to prepare for a hike.

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Upcoming Hikes

Where and when to meet, description, features (difficulty & duration) and requirements (permits & costs) OR download our full program.

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Gallery

View some of the reports written and images taken by our members on various hikes around the Peninsula.

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Otter Trail 16 ~ 20 March 2022

Five day coastal hiking trail of 41km length starting near Storms River and ending at Natures Valley. Moderately difficult in uphills but shortish in day-lengths, with day distances ranging from 5km to 14km.

River crossings may require swimming. Overnight huts / tents with mattress as well as an outside shower and food preparation areas are provided. Five days of food and a sleeping bag must be carried. Very scenic landscape with the trail remaining close to the shore line.

Be one of a friendly group of four who will meander, often in the correct direction – late starts, swimming stops and fun in the sun will be interrupted by occasional hiking.

Preferably from Cape Town in order to collaborate on lifts.

Costs are R1450 for the trail plus SANP conservancy fees, should you not have a wild card. Howard Ball spammenot@houtbaystay.co.za