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.
 
 
 
Hiker Feedback

 
 
Saturday, 22 September 2018 
 
 
#25 Zeekoevlei Bird Hike
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Zeekoevlei Picnic area, cnr Flowerpecker and Oystercatcher rds, Zeekoevlei. Directions from M5: Turn into Victoria Rd Grassy Park. Pass 10 avenues then turn Left into Fisherman's Walk, Right at T-junction into Buck Rd which becomes Oystercatcher. After 1k
 
Hike details: An easy walk round the Zeekoevlei water treatment dams offering a wealth of water birds, both local and seasonal visitors. Bring binoculars and a bird book if you have, and of course water and a snack.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km

 

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Colleen Saunders
083 450 9094
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 23 September 2018 
 
 
#26 Table Mountain Contour Path
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Kloof Nek parking area
 
Hike details: From end of Tafelberg road via Oppelskop to Kloof nek (shuttle cars)
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
Saturday, 29 September 2018 
 
 
#27 Silvermine Meander
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Gate 2 Silvermine (waterfall side)
 
Hike details: A meander at gentle pace on established paths.
 
Distance:5 km

 

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Margaret Spicer
072 972 2367
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 30 September 2018 
 
 
#28 Skeleton Gorge to Aqueduct

 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Cecelia Forest
 
Hike details: We hike along the contour path, then up Skeleton Gorge. Smuts Track to the Aqueduct. Descent to be discussed. Skellies has ladders and rocks to traverse . A longish hike but beautiful.
 
Distance: More than 10km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 6 October 2018 
 
 
#29 No Leader = No Hike, Sorry
 
 
5 - 7 October 2018 
 
 
Grootvadersbosch Weekend Away
 
 
Hike details: This idyllic place in the forest is about 3 to 4 hours drive from Cape Town on the N2. There are 11 cabins each sleeping 4 people, priced at R1800.00 per night. So each person would pay R450 per night. The cabins are equipped with bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, etc. We need to self-cater, so bring your own food and drinks, etc. (Note Pensioners get a 30% discount which is R315pn).
 
Hikes:  There are two hikes in the reserve. The Bushbuck Trail is an easy 3 to 4 hour 10 km hike. The Grysbok Trail is a more challenging one , being 5 to 6 hours and 15 km long. Permits cost R40.00 each. For more info on Grootvadersbosch I found that the heading Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve - Cape Nature was the most informative.
 
I will reserve at least 3 cabins ( 12 persons ) with an option for more if the response is good. Please contact hike leader soonest in order to secure a place.
 
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
Sunday, 7 October 2018 
 
 
##30 Orange Kloof
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Constantia Nek Parking area
 
Hike details: This is a permit hike for 12 people only. Booking opens on September 23. We enter at the gate and follow the trail toward Woodhead Dam. If time permits we can explore the Disa River area in the gorge. Drinks afterwards at La Parada.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 13 October 2018 
 
 
#31 Intaka Island
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Entrance to Intaka Island
 
Hike details: A hike around the island and the lake. This is a good family day outing.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Pam Constantinou
072 312 0629
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 14 October 2018 
 
 
#32 Cecilia Circuit
 
 
Meet: 8:30 AM at Cecilia Car park
 
Hike details: This hike comprises a different approach to the Cecilia waterfall by a route to be revealed only on the morning of the hike. It is really moderate with touches of strenuous along the way hence the hike difficulty stated. It will allow us to see this popular area in a new way.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 

 
 
Saturday, 20 October 2018 
 
 
#33 Silvermine
 
 
Meet: 1:00 PM at Silvermine Dam parking
 
Hike details: A circular hike to viewpoint above Blackburn Ravine, returning along the contour above the dam. Entrance fee or Wild/Green card.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 21 October 2018 
 
 
#34 Du Toit's Kloof - Krom River
 
 
Meet: 6:30 AM at Plattekloof Centre cnr. Olienhout (take exit 18 off N1) for car-pooling (park in front of Spar & restaurants)
 
Hike details: A recce hike on a well established trail in the Limietberg Nature Reserve starts near the eastern side of the Huguenot Tunnel - see http://hikingcapetown.co.za/hike-pages/one-day-hikes/krom-river-trail/.  A Cape Nature permit is required so advance booking.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 27 October 2018 
 
 
#35 Tokai Doggie Walk
 
 
Meet: 2:00 PM at Orpen Road, Tokai,  parking area closest to Dennedal Rd.
 
Hike details: A short easy walk through pine forest and fynbos with lots of fun for dogs. The path is often shared with horses, children and cyclists, so well-behaved dogs preferable. Must have TMP activity card. Bring poopscoop or bag.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Colleen Saunders
083 450 9094
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 28 October 2018 
 
 
#36 Corridor Ravine to Valley of the Red Gods
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Theresa Avenue Camps Bay
 
Hike details: From Theresa Avenue all along the Pipe Track and up Corridor Ravine. Teastop   on top before exploring the Valley of the Red Gods. After lunch we descend via Kasteelspoort. Rehydration at Oola Moola.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 




 
P O Box 793
Rondebosch,
7701
 
Contact: Glenda Doller
078 292 2477
info@ramblers.org.za
 
Chairperson: Ian Pearce
084 624 4691
021 794 5989
committee@ramblers.org.za
 
Secretary: Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
membership@ramblers.org.za
 
Treasurer: Tony Serafin
072 701 5499
treasurer@ramblers.org.za
 
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