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, 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.

Glenda Doller

078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989

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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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)

Hike details:

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.

Cornel Schutte

072 161 9366

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Sun, 27 October

Table Mountain – Mclears Beacon

Meet: 8:00 AM

Kloof Nek parking lot

Hike details:

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!

Urs Huber

084 713 5545

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