Hikes

Upcoming Hikes

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.

Important notes:

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.

Times

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.

Visitors

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.

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Zeekoevlei Bird Walk

Meet: 9:00 AM

Zeekoevlei picnic area, Flowerpecker Street, Pelican Park. From Fisherman’s Walk, Lotus River, turn Rt at T-junction into Buck Rd, which becomes Oystercatcher Rd. After 1km turn Rt into Flowerpecker Street. The gate is just ahead of you.

Hike details:

An easy meander around the pans of the Old Strandfontein sewerage works to see grebes and goslings, flamingos, falcons and fish eagles, pelicans, herons and many many more. Bring your bird book and binoculars (and water and a snack).

Glenda Doller

078 292 2477 or
021 794 5989

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Helderberg N/Reserve – West Peak

Meet: 7:00 AM

Rhodes Memorial entrance.

Hike details:

A 14km long circular hike in and out of the reserve to the “West Peak” with over 800m in altitude gain. Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated near Somerset West, R10 p.vehicle and 20 p.p. entrance fee http://www.helderbergnaturereserve.co.za/reserve/trail.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Saturday, 1 June 2019

Princess Vlei eco-hike

Meet: 10:00 AM

Princess Vlei Parking area, on the M5 opposite Grassy Park.

Hike details:

A relaxed walk around Princess Vlei, with input from members of the Princess Vlei Forum on the history and cultural significance of the vlei, and on the current work being done to rehabilitate the ecology of the vlei.

Colleen Saunders

083 450 9094

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Sunday, 2 June 2019

Chapman’s & Noordhoek Peaks

Meet: 8:00 AM

Reservoir Parking area Silvermine Gate 1. Wild Card or entrance fee required.

Hike details:

Meet at reservoir car park from where we will have to shuttle cars to Noordhoek Beach parking area. Hike will commence from there to the summit of Chapmans Peak. After tea at the top the track descends to the saddle between the peaks from where we ascend the shoulder of Noordhoek Peak on the way back to the cars.

Ewen Smith

073 799 9109

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Sandy Bay and Rocket Road

Meet: 8:00 AM

Sandy Bay parking lot on Esutegia Way, Hout Bay.

Hike details:

We will walk to Sandy Bay and do a circular route back to starting point. A moderate hike with some walking over dunes. Dogs with TMNP permits and poo bags are very welcome.

Caton Schutte

076 757 1912

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Tygerberg reserve (cost R8 to R15, pensioners pay less)

Meet: 8:00 AM

Tygerberg reserve Welgemoed entrance (http://tygerberghills.co.za/tygerberg-nature-reserve/).

Hike details:

Explore the various paths in this beautiful reserve.

Urs Huber

084 713 5545

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Saturday, 15 June 2019

Rhodes to Newlands Forest

Meet: 9:00 AM

Rhodes Memorial car park.

Hike details:

It is a circular route proceeding up to the contour path and visiting the old filter house. Well behaved dogs with TMNP permit and poo bags welcome.

Colin Theunissen

021 696 0357 or
082 4844 600

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Chapman’s Traverse

Meet: 8:00 AM

Old Fort parking lot on Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Hike details:

Shuttle cars to the parking lot at the toll check-point make our way back along the contour path with wonderful views of Hout Bay along the route.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Silvermine via Peck’s Valley

Meet: 8:00 AM

Muizenberg car park adjacent to Bowling Club.

Hike details:

From the car parking we will ascend to higher ground via Peck’s Valley to meander around the area. The return path will be by a different route.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Sunday, 23 June 2019

Elsies Peak front face

Meet: 10:45 AM

Outspan Parking in Kommetjie Road opposite Zip Print at top of 2nd Ave.

Hike details:

Weather permitting, we will hike around the front face of Elsies Peak. Mild exposure and minimal scrambling.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Saturday, 29 June 2019

Delvera Vineyard Trail

Meet: 9:00 AM

Entrance to Rhodes Memorial.

Hike details:

The Delvera wine estate is just off the N1 on the R44 to Stellenbosch https://www.delvera.co.za The trail, operated by Dirtopia http://www.dirtopia.co.za/index.php/delvera-trails , covers some 10km and takes in Klapmutskop with views of Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands. R50 for the hike permit which includes a coffee. Well enjoy some lunch and wine tasting after the hike.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Constantia Nek, Maclear’s Beacon, down Platteklip

Meet: 8:00 AM

Constantia Nek.

Hike details:

+-16km. A long hike up and along the full length of table mountain on the Eastern side.The first 14km is strenuous mainly due to distance, the last part down Platteklip Gorge is steep, with large steps, a real challenge at the end! Uber to return +-R50 ea.

Marco Bauer

084 370 8855

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