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.
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.
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).
078 292 2477 or
021 794 5989
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Helderberg N/Reserve – West Peak
Meet: 7:00 AM
Rhodes Memorial entrance.
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.
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Princess Vlei eco-hike
Meet: 10:00 AM
Princess Vlei Parking area, on the M5 opposite Grassy Park.
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.
Sunday, 2 June 2019
Chapman’s & Noordhoek Peaks
Meet: 8:00 AM
Reservoir Parking area Silvermine Gate 1. Wild Card or entrance fee required.
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.
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.
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.
076 757 1912
Sunday, 9 June 2019
Tygerberg reserve (cost R8 to R15, pensioners pay less)
Saturday, 15 June 2019
Rhodes to Newlands Forest
Sunday, 16 June 2019
Saturday, 22 June 2019
Silvermine via Peck’s Valley
Sunday, 23 June 2019
Elsies Peak front face
Saturday, 29 June 2019
Delvera Vineyard Trail
Meet: 9:00 AM
Entrance to Rhodes Memorial.
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.
Sunday, 30 June 2019
Constantia Nek, Maclear’s Beacon, down Platteklip
Meet: 8:00 AM
+-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.