Welcome to the Peninsula Ramblers
Ramblers Hiking Club is based in Cape Town, South Africa. The Club is
run by volunteers and would not exist without the support and
participation of its members. Our aim is simple: to get out into the fresh
air and beauty of our magnificent Cape mountains – and beyond – as often as
possible, while at the same time doing whatever we can to help protect the
pristine areas we visit.
How to join the Ramblers:
Once you've completed three hikes as a visitor, send your completed application form to the Club secretary. You'll need to have a proposer and a seconder, one of whom should be a member of the Executive Committee. Click here to download the application form and here to download the hike rules. Take the form with you on a hike and ask the leader and / or your fellow hikers to propose and second you. Please attach a photo to the form (it helps the Committee identify prospective members at their meetings) and include the application fee and applicable annual membership fee - see below - with the form. In the unlikely event of your application being turned down, these will be refunded to you. Applicants are discussed at Committee meetings so approval could take a while as the Committee only meets four or five times a year.
Membership is open to persons aged 15 years and over. Children over 12, accompanied by a responsible adult, are considered as family members and may take part in any half-day hikes, unless otherwise specified, and as long as the leader is in agreement.
Application fee: R30.00
Annual membership (single): R80.00
Annual membership (family): R110.00
If applying for membership between 1 October and 31 March annually, half the annual membership fee is payable. Membership fees are due by 31 March annually.
Standard Bank Rondebosch
Branch: 025009 or you can also use their universal code 051001.
Benefits of becoming a member:
Members receive the hiking programme and newsletter three times a year and, for those who have access to the Internet, any additional news by email between programmes. Members may attend any Club hike or social and our annual year-end function. Most of the hikes and socials are free of charge, but we do also do permit hikes from time to time and some of the socials may have a cost implication.
Sat 25 October
Meet in Kommetjie, and hike along the shore-line to the lighthouse and then up to Slangkop Peak. Great views. This is a circular route which descends at the Village Place across from the Fisherman's Pub.
Sun 26 October
I have only done this once, but loved it and would love to share it with those who don't mind scrambling and a bit of exposure. I would term it difficult! We will descend via Kasteelspoort.
The annual WESSA Wild Walk takes place on the Wild Coast next month. Apart from the route offering hikers one of the most spectacular and diverse coastal environments on earth, there are also fantastic birding opportunities throughout the route, with raptors, oyster catchers, and vulture colonies to be seen. A special highlight this year is that extreme adventurer, conservationist and WESSA patron Braam Malherbe will be doing the full hike with us. View the flyer.