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, 29 July 2017 | 01:00 PM 
 
 
Klein Plaasie Dam
 
 
Meet: 1:00 PM at Pine Haven Houses
 
Hike details: Meet at 13.00 hrs in parking area at end of tarred road which leads of the main Redhill road at Pine Haven houses.We will meander through the area exploring paths around the dam while enjoying the scenic views up and down the peninsula. Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
Sunday, 30 July 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Platteklip Gorge
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM  At start of Platteklip Gorge on Tafelberg Road

Hike details: Hike up Platteklip Gorge. Go on to the restaurant for refreshments. Then back to Platteklip. If time permits descend via the zig-zag to Tafelberg Road and back to the cars
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
Saturday, 5 August 2017 | 10:00 AM 
 
 
Lakeside Needles Scramble
 
 

Meet: 10:00 AM  Near park behind Lakeside Fire Station. To reach turn off Main Rd.  at Approach Rd. Then at the park turn right on , left on Niblick and left on Spoon St. which is a quiet cul de sac on mountain side of park. N.B. do not park in turning area.

Hike details: Go up path to Boyes Drive and up stone steps to quarry. The go off path and do some lovely scrambling among rock pinnacles  The hike may include the Ape's head  Formation. Distance: Less than 5 km

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Some Exposure (A+ Grade)
 
 
Margaret Spicer
072 972 2367
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 6 August 2017 | 09:30 AM 
 
 
Silvermine Panorama Route
 
 

 

Meet: 9:30 AM at Silvermine dam parking (pay at gate)

Hike details: Meet at dam parking area and walk towards look out point at top of Blackburn Ravine. Follow the Panorama Trail to Noordhoek Peak and return via the path above the dam. Exposure and scrambling are minimal. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Some Exposure (A+ Grade)
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 

 
 
Saturday, 12 August 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Vlakkenberg from Price drive
 
 

Meet: 9:00 AM at 2nd Parking on Price Drive

Hike details: We will ascend through the Silverleaf forest and then up Vlakkenberg.  We will ramble on top of the peak and descend the same way.  Moderate hike with the hill at the beginning of the adventure. 3-4 hours Might be some scrambling and bit of exposure but nothing drastic. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Some Exposure (A+ Grade)
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 13 August 2017 | 9:00 AM 
 
 
Contour Path Hike
 
 

Meet: 9:00 AM at End of Tafelberg Road area

Hike details: From Constantia Nek to end of Tafelberg road. We have to shuttle cars. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
Saturday, 19 August 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Pecks Valley
 
 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Shopright parking before Muizenberg Police station

Hike details: Strenuous as it is steep.  Meet at 9am at the Shopright parking on the left hand side of the main road if facing Simonstown .

The path up Peck’s Valley is on Boyes Drive directly up from the Muizenberg Police Station and starts through a little stone gateway. Stone steps lead up the valley with phenomenal views of False Bay to keep you motivated. Once you reach the plateau you can choose to have a break before descending or continue on the path up to Higher Steenberg Peak before circling back.
It’ll take you about five hours if you choose to summit the peak once you reach the plateau. Distance: 5 - 10 km.

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 20 August 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Tygerberg Nature Reserve
 
 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Welgemoed entrance to the Tygerberg Reserve.  Access via Exit 20 from N1 (Jip de Jager Dr)

Hike details: With trails covering well over 10km of this reserve and with its 360 degree view of the City, we will mix and match to the groups needs to have a moderate hike that all can enjoy hopefully with some game viewing opportunities. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 




 
P O Box 793
Rondebosch,
7701
 
Contact: Glenda Doller
078 292 2477
info@ramblers.org.za
 
Chairperson: Ian Pearce
084 624 4691
021 712 7082
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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