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, 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.
Sat, 26 October
Pipe Track to Corridor Ravine
Meet: 7:00 AM
Kloof Nek parking lot at the start of Tafelberg Road (which leads to the cable car station)
An early start to miss the heat after mid-day. Enjoy a mostly flat walk along the Pipe Track (path is rough in some places) with an optional steep and dificult section near the turning point. Hike below the Apostles from KloofNek to the base of Corridor Ravine and back, enjoying the wonderful Atlantic seaboard views along the way. Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and poo-bags are welcome.
Sun, 27 October
Table Mountain – Mclears Beacon
Meet: 8:00 AM
Kloof Nek parking lot
This is a special outing for all members but especially for the members 60+ years. We go up and down with the cable car (R100). If you are below 60 years then it is the full price of R330. We hike from the upper cable station to the beacon and back via a circular route. Take food and drink with you as the restaurant on top is very expensive. There is some minor rock scrambling and exposure. Note SA ID required or no special!