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, 21 September

Green belt Ramble with wine tasting

Meet: 11:00 AM

Wade Bales, Klein Constantia Road

Hike details:

A ramble through the Constantia greenbelts taking in the recently completed Life Mandala, wine tasting and tea or beer at Little Streams.

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.

Pauline Garlick

083 728 2984

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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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Sat, 5 October

Tokai Forest to Elephants eye

Meet: 8:00 AM

Dennedal Road Tokai

Hike details:

A hike to the waterfall and up to the cave. See how the Forest is recouping after the fire.

Sun, 6 October

Spring Ramble in Silvermine West

Meet: 8:15 AM

Silvermine Gate 1 (Pay-gate), parking area just behind the gate

Hike details:

Silvermine West has an abundance of beautiful Spring flowers! Dogs with TMNP permits welcome.

Max Brock

082 938 4442

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Sat, 12 October

Mystery hike – Silvermine

Meet: 8:00 AM

Silvermine – main gate parking area

Hike details:

Come and be surprised. You will need a wild park or pay entrance fee, currently at R31.

Urs Huber

084 713 5545

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Sun, 13 October

Roodeberg

Meet: 8:00 AM

Jonkersdam parking area top of Glencairn expressway

Hike details:

From meeting place a circular hike will include tea stop on the summit of Roodeberg with commanding views of the scenery of the Deep South.

Ewen Smith

073 799 9109

Sat, 19 October

Tokai Dog Walk

Meet: 3:00 PM

Cnr Dennedal and Orpen Rd, Tokai. Parking in Dennedal Rd

Hike details:

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.

Colleen Saunders

083 450 9094

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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

Hike details:

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.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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