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.

Sat, 17 August

Wolfkop, Steenberg and Muizenberg Peaks

Meet: 8:30 AM

Silvermine East, non paying side

Hike details:

Circular route all on path.

Ian Pearce

084 6244 691 or
021 794 5989

Sun, 18 August

Forest and Cave

Meet: 8:00 AM

110 Boyes Drive

Hike details:

From the meeting place we will hike up the old Mule Track above Kalk Bay and continue the ascent up Spes Bona Forest to then enter Boomslang Cave from the Fish Hoek side. Once through the cave which will be a bit sandy and require some illumination, torches, headlamps etc we will return to the cars via Echo valley and the Mule Track. There will be little bits of what maybe described as strenuous along the way, also clothing may get a bit grubby when crawling out of the cave.

Ewen Smith

073 799 9109

Sat, 24 August

Princess Vlei Eco Hike

Meet: 10:00 AM

Princess Vlei Parking area, off the M5 opposite Grassy Park

Hike details:

An easy ramble round Princess Vlei, learning about the history, ecology and cultural significance of the vlei and current plans for its restoration. Option of ending with a visit to the adjacent organic market for coffee and koeksisters or lunch.

Colleen Saunders

083 450 9094

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Sun, 25 August

Hole in the Wall

Meet: 8:30 AM

Constantia Nek parking area

Hike details:

We ascend via the stepped path, and then along the jeep road to de Villiers Dam. From the dam we use Karen’s book ‘Off the beaten track’ to find the real Hole in the wall. Then we make a circular route back to the road and down to the Nek.

Ian Pearce

084 6244 691 or
021 794 5989

Sat, 31 August

West Coast National Park

Meet: 6:00 AM

Table View Mall near PnP (Cnr. Otto du Plessis Dive and Baauwberg
Road)

Hike details:

Celebrate Spring and enjoy the West Coast flowers with a varied day out at this
National Park some 120km from the City. We’ll target getting to the entrance gate around opening time, 7:00 AM, as it is quite busy at this time of year (Wild Card or R54 conservation fee). A half an hour’s drive through the Park will take us to Tsaarsbank for breakfast. Bring your ingredients, cooking utensils and a gas braai if you have one. We’ll have a back-up fire in case there is not enough gas braai space.

Regrettably, I was not able to book hiking space, but once the Postberg section opens at 9:00 a.m., we’ll spend the rest of the morning driving around and enjoying the flowers, finishing off with a picnic lunch at the magnificent view point over the Langebaan Lagoon.

After lunch we backtrack by car to the Geelbek Visitors Centre for one of the day walks on offer.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Sun, 1 September

Cave Peak Circuit, Silvermine

Meet: 8:30 AM

Godfrey Road, Kalk Bay

Hike details:

Not a difficult hike. Up Echo Valley, the Jules Path past Boomslang Cave and back along the secret forest path one tier below the path mentioned above. Descend via the Trappies Kop path.

Peter Philips

076 232 6990

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Sat, 7 September

Tokai mountain meander

Meet: 8:00 AM

Braai Area Tokai Forest

Hike details:

From the meeting place which gives secure parking for cars we check in at the gate, wild card or entrance fee, then we have to walk up to what was the Arboretum to explore the paths which are currently officially open to level 3.

Ewen Smith

073 799 9109

Sun, 8 September

Suther Peak

Meet: 8:30 AM

Eustegia Way Hout Bay. Parking area at start of dunes

Hike details:

We hike across the dunes to Rocket Road , and then up the trail to Suther Peak. The views from the top are spectacular. Some steel hand/footholds to negotiate up and down, but manageable. Drinks at Lookout afterwards.

Ian Pearce

084 6244 691 or
021 794 5989

Sat, 14 September

Ash Valley Disa Gorge Orange Kloof

Meet: 8:30 AM

Constantia Nek Parking

Hike details:

We head up path and jeep track to De Villiers Dam, then Smuts track, Ash valley, Woodhead dam, down Disa Gorge to Orange Kloof.

Marco Bauer

084 370 8855

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Sun, 15 September

Around Devil’s Peak

Meet: 8:00 AM

Rhodes Memorial

Hike details:

We will walk around Devil’s Peak in an anti-clockwise direction taking in the fabulous views of the City and Table Mountain. There will be more-or-less continuous ascending to the Saddle on the first half of the hike, and coming down Newlands Ravine on the second half will be quite strenuous.

Max Brock

082 938 4442

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Sat, 21 September

Green belt Ramble with wine tasting

Meet: 8:00 AM

Wine society Klein Constantia Road

Hike details:

A ramble having wine tasting at Groot Constantia and Buitenverwachting then tea or beer at Little Streams.

Glenda Doller

078 292 2477 or
021 794 5989

Sun, 22 September

Cape Point

Meet: 8:30 AM

Inside main gate of reserve

Hike details:

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.

Ewen Smith

073 799 9109

Sat, 28 September

Zeekoevlei Bird Hike

Meet: 9:00 AM

Main Picnic Area Zeekoevlei Nature Reserve, cnr Oystercatcher and Flower Pecker Rds, Zeekoevlei

Directions:

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).

Hike details:

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.

Colleen Saunders

083 450 9094

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Sun, 29 September

Long Table Mountain Top Ramble from Cecilia Forest

Meet: 8:00 AM

Cecilia Forest Parking Lot

Hike details:

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.

Marco Bauer

084 370 8855

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