Hike programs cover a four month period and are published in October, February and June. Every two weeks the upcoming hikes are updated below for ease of reference.
Leaders MUST be contacted before hikes, especially during winter. Hikes may be cancelled due to weather and leaders need to know who to contact if there are cancellations.
The times indicated in the hiking program are the times that the hikes start/leave from the meeting place. Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the starting time to allow for enough time to sign in etc. The leader may choose to wait 5 minutes for late comers, but more than this is not fair to the hikers that did arrive on time.
The club welcomes visitors to join any of our hikes. We request that you make contact with the leader who will advise you on the suitability of the hike based on your fitness level. Generally, the Saturday Hikes are easier and suited to beginners, whilst Sunday hikes are more strenuous. Visitors to any of our hikes are asked to offer a nominal donation to the club. Currently the amount asked is R20 per visitor.
Sat, 21 September
Green belt Ramble with wine tasting
Sun, 22 September
Meet: 8:30 AM
Inside main gate of reserve
From main gate we will motor down to Olifantsbos Bay to hike a circular route past Sirkelsvlei with the possibility of seeing some wild life along the way. Will also do some additional exploring in the area. Wild card or entrance fee required to get into the reserve.
Sat, 28 September
Zeekoevlei Bird Hike
Meet: 9:00 AM
Main Picnic Area Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve, cnr Oystercatcher and Flower Pecker Rds, Zeekoevlei
From the M5 turn east onto 5th Road, Grassy Park. At the 1st traffic light turn right onto Perth Road. Pass Rondevlei Nature Reserve, where the road takes a left turn to become Fisherman’s Walk. After 2.5 km at the T-junction turn right onto Buck Road, which becomes Oystercatcher. After 1km turn right into Flowerpecker. Enter at gate and drive 1,3km (left) to the main picnic area (Entrance No3).
Easy walk around Zeekoevlei water treatment pans to view a large variety of birds, both local and seasonal visitors. Bring water, snack, bird book and binoculars.
Sun, 29 September
Long Table Mountain Top Ramble from Cecilia Forest
Meet: 8:00 AM
Cecilia Forest Parking Lot
A TOUGH, part RECCE HIKE +-15km. From Cecilia Forest, up Skeleton Gorge, Smuts Track, then East to West across the table to Echo Valley, Valley of Isolation, back via Woodhead dam, down Nursery Ravine.
Sat, 5 October
Tokai Forest to Elephants eye
Sun, 6 October
Spring Ramble in Silvermine West
Sat, 12 October
Mystery hike – Silvermine
Sun, 13 October
Sat, 19 October
Tokai Dog Walk
Meet: 3:00 PM
Cnr Dennedal and Orpen Rd, Tokai. Parking in Dennedal Rd
Easy ramble through pine plantation and natural fynbos. Lots of dogs to sniff, squirrels to chase and streams to cool off in. Dogs must have TMNP permit, although I’ve never been asked for mine.
Sun, 20 October
Happy Valley, Bainskloof
Meet: 6:30 AM
Plattekloof Centre cnr. Olienhout (take exit 18 off N1) for car-pooling (park in front of Spar & restaurants), or at BainsKloof Tweede Tol picnic site at 7:45
A 12km in/out trail which is part of the Limietberg Nature Reserve. It is suitable for less experienced hikers and the trail features a number of rock pools where swimming is possible. A permit is required which will be arranged on the day at Tweede Tol.