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, 20 April 2019 
 
 
#115 Trappies Kop
 
 
Meet: 2:30 PM at Turn off Main Road towards Clovelly at traffic lights (Clovelly Road) and meet
in large sandy parking area on the left.
 
Hike details: We will walk through the wetlands and then up through Clovelly to ascend Trappies Kop.  Return via same route after some refreshment.  Dogs with a TMNP permit, water and poo-bags are welcome. 
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 21 April 2019 
 
 
#116 Cecilia Ridge
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Cecilia Forest parking area
 
Hike details: From the car park, hike proceeds to gain access to path which ascends the Ridge. From the top the immediate area to be explored and path down will be decided on the day.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 27 April 2019 
 
 
#117 Silvertree trail
 
 
Meet: 1:00 AM at Cecilia Forest parking area
 
Hike details: Along the contour to the silvertree trail, do part of it and then back.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 28 April 2019 
 
 
#118 Caveman's Overhang
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Constantia Nek
 
Hike details: Ascend from Constantia Nek and along the jeep track to Victoria Dam. And with Karen's book 'Off the beaten track' in hand we do a recce hike from that point.  There may be a bit of bundu bashing involved as well as scrambling.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 4 May 2019 
 
 
Tokai forest ramble
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Parking at Manor house
 
Hike details: Long time since we did this so  let’s go up and see how the forest has regenerated.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 5 May 2019 
 
 
Skoorsteenkop and Skoorsteenberg
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Park in Chilton Close, off Andrews Road, past Hout Bay Museum. Cars to be shuttled to start.
 
Hike details: Drive some cars to Whittlers Way to gates at start of hike. Leader has code. This is another hike taken from 'Off the beaten track' by Karen Watkins, and thus is a recce for this leader. Should be fun. Drinks at Lookout afterwards.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 11 May 2019 
 
 
Silvermine Gate 2 circular walk
 
 
Meet: 8:30 AM at Gate 2 parking
 
Hike details: Circular walk taking in Steenberg and St James Peak. Dogs welcome with TMNP permit.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 12 May 2019 
 
 
Mowbray Ridge
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Rhodes Memorial parking area
 
Hike details: Scramble up the ridge, on to Oppelskop and back.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 18 May 2019 
 
 
Silvermine West Ramble, Dam Side
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Parking lot to the left of entrance pay gate. Wild card or entrance fee required
 
Hike details: The circular hike will explore some of the the lesser trodden paths of the area.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 19 May 2019 
 
 
Brunch at Bertie's Balcony
 
 
Meet: A members only hike so please contact leader
 
Hike details: This hike is in celebration of our wonderful Club's anniversary.  We will
Sponsor sparkling grape juice, orange juice and a doughnut for everyone. Bring your sandwiches, water etc. We will go at a reasonable pace so as to enable slower people to join us.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 25 May 2019
 
 
Zeekoevlei Bird Walk
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Zeekoevlei picnic area, Flowerpecker Street, Pelican Park.
 
 
From Fisherman's Walk, Lotus River, turn Rt at T-junction into Buck Rd, which becomes Oystercatcher Rd. After 1km turn Rt into Flowerpecker Street. The gate is just ahead of you.
Hike details: An easy meander around the pans of the Old Strandfontein sewerage works to see grebes and goslings, flamingos, falcons and fish eagles, pelicans, herons and many many more. Bring your bird book and binoculars (and water and a snack).
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Colleen Saunders
083 450 9094
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 26 May 2019 
 
 
Helderberg N/Reserve - West Peak
 
 
Meet: 7:00 AM at Rhodes Memorial entrance
 
Hike details: A 14km long circular hike in and out of the reserve to the "West Peak" with over
800m in altitude gain. Helderberg Nature Reserve is situated near Somerset West, R10 p.vehicle and 20 p.p. entrance fee http://www.helderbergnaturereserve.co.za/reserve/trail.
 
Distance: More than 10km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 




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