Welcome to the Peninsula Ramblers

The Peninsula 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.

We lead day hikes on weekends, and also regular longer trails, throughout the year. Visitors are welcome, but please phone the leader beforehand to let him/her know you are joining the hike.

Interested?  Scroll down to find out more about joining the Ramblers. New to hiking?  Click here for some guidelines on what to wear and pack, and explanations of some hiking terms you may find in the programme.

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.

Membership fees:

Application fee:    R20.00

Annual membership (single):  R50.00

Annual membership (family):   R70.00

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.

Banking Details:

Peninsula Ramblers

Standard Bank Rondebosch

Type: Plusplan

Branch: 025009 or you can also use their universal code 051001.

Account: 073604593

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.

And for the not so very fit:

If you would like to discuss how to build up your Stamina contact Ron Heath on:

Tel: 021 552 3637
Cell: 083 459 9992
Email ronheath@cybersmart.co.za





Coming up:


Sat 20 Sep

Lakeside Pinnacles-Mystery Route

This is a 3-4 hour hike with a bit of scrambling. You need a head for heights. Moderate pace and some bundu-bashing. Lovely views.


Sun 21 Sep

Silvermine Highlights

Meet at Silvermine parking area for a hike up to Kalk Bay peak with a stop for tea at Nellie's Pool. From the peak continue on to explore the amazing rock formations on Kleintuinkop. Return to the car park via Bertie's Balcony. Superb views of the False Bay coast and the entire peninsula.