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, 16 November

Muizenberg history tour

Meet: 10:00 AM

Surfers Circle, Muizenberg

Hike details:

R60 to have a historian tell us the story of Muizenberg.

Glenda Doller

078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989

Sun, 17 November

Apostles’ Traverse to Grootkop and back

Meet: 8:00 AM

Kloofnek Parking Area.

Hike details:

Kloofnek, along Pipe Track, up Wood Ravine, to Grootkop, and back via Kasteelspoort. Dogs welcome with TMNP permit. Longish hike but fairly easy. As there is no water along the route, everybody should carry 2 litres of water!

Max Brock

082 938 4442

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Sat, 23 November

Muizenberg and St James Peak via Peck’s Valley & Bailey’s Kloof

Meet: 8:00 AM

Close to the corner of Camp Rd and Main Rd Muizenberg (no parking on Boyes Drive)

Hike details:

Steep immediate ascent via steps and good path up to 450m to Muizenberg Peak, then to St James Peak and back to Cars. A circular route.

Marco Bauer

084 370 8855

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Sun, 24 November

Silvermine Gate1

Meet: 8:00 AM

Silvermine Gate 1. Meet at dam.

Hike details:

Our one and only breeding pair of Black eagles have produced a chick which has just started to fly about a month ago. We saw her flying with her parents a little time ago around their nest. The hike entails following the mountain peaks from Panorama Plateau to Noordhoek peak.

Les Watson

084 856 1742

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Sat, 30 November

A Know Your Hood Walk in the Hout Bay Area

Meet: 8:00 AM

Constantia Nek parking lot

Hike details:

A lovely route that will surprise you. Hout Bay is amazing. One steep part only, but will have car if some people don’t want to do it.

Glenda Doller

078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989

Sun, 1 December

Du Toit’s Kloof – Krom River

Meet: 6:30 AM

Plattekloof Centre cnr. Olienhout (take exit 18 off N1) for car-pooling (park in
front of Spar & restaurants) or 7:30 at Du Kloof Lodge (on the left, a few kms after exiting the Huguenot Tunnel)

Hike details:

Track the river, bolder hopping from time to time and scramble (optional) to a beautiful pool and waterfall in the Limietberg Nature Reserve; starts near the eastern side of the Huguenot Tunnel – see http://hikingcapetown.co.za/hike-pages/one-dayhikes/krom-river-trail/. A Cape Nature permit is required R55 or Wild Card.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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