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, 1 December 2018 
 
 
#09 Hike around Lions Head
 
 
Meet: 1:30 PM at Kloof Nek Parking Area
 
Hike details: Walk down The Glen and cross over to Lions Head. A pleasant walk. Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 2 December 2018 
 
 
#10 Kommetjie/Soetwater coastal
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Kommetjie slipway car park
 
Hike details: Hike will follow the coast towards Scarborough and return via the old war time radar station overlooking Kommetjie. Enjoy coastal views along the way.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 

 
 
Saturday, 8 December 2018 
 
 
#11 Silvermine West (Dam)
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine Dam parking Wild card or R51 entrance fee required. Contact leader preferably by email.
 
Hike details: A circular hike to viewpoint above Blackburn Ravine, returning along the contour above the dam. A swim in the dam to cool off afterwards. Entrance fee or Wild/Green card; Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 9 December 2018 
 
 
#12 Judas Peak and surrounds
 
 
Meet: 9:00 AM at Suikerbossie/Ruyteplaats exit from Victoria road Hout Bay. Near Ruyteplaats entrance.
 
Hike details: This hike rewards us with magnificent views over Llandudno and the Atlantic Seaboard. We take in the Pimple, summit Judas Peak and then hike along the trail to Grootkop, time permitting. Drinks at Dunes or Lookout.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 15 December 2018 
 
 
#13 Kalk Bay Spes Bona & Echo Valley
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Ou Kraal 106 Boyes Drive
 
Hike details: We start at Ou Kraal, head up Spes Bona Valley, across to the Amphitheatre, down through Echo Valley and back to the start.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Marco Bauer
084 370 8855
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 16 December 2018 
 
 
14 Noordhoek Peak
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine dam parking area; Wild card or R51 entrance fee required.
 
Hike details: Up Noordhoek Peak then panorama trail to Elephants Eye and back
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 22 December 2018 
 
 
#15 Thomas Tucker / Sirkelsvlei
 
 
Meet: 8:30 AM at Olifantsbos Parking Area, Cape Point Nature Reserve
 
Hike details: A ramble along the coast to see the wreck of the Thomas T Tucker before swinging inland to visit Sirkelsvlei (hopefully still with water) before returning to the cars. Wild or Green
Cards are recommended for entrance to the Reserve as the fee is currently advertised at R147 per person. See https://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/tourism/access-cardspermits.
php
for more information on obtaining a Green Card.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Charley Lewis
083 539 5242
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 23 December 2018 
 
 
#16 Jonkersdam/Blackhill
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at TMNP Parking area top of Glen Cairn express way
 
Hike details: This circular hike is on fairly open ground, the gentle ascent of Roodberg offers scenic coastal views of Hout Bay and the many of the major peaks in the peninsula.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 29 December 2018 
 
 
#17 De Villiers Dam via Camel Rock
 
 
Meet: 7:00 AM at Constantia Nek Parking
 
Hike details: An early start to beat heat will see us proceed from Constantia Nek, up past Eagle's Nest and on to De Villiers Dam via Camel Rock with magnificent views of the Southern
Suburbs and False Bay to reward our efforts. Return route to be decided on the day.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Colin Theunissen
021 696 0357 - 082 4844 600
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 30 December 2018 
 
 
#18 Silvermine West (Dam Side)
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Parking lot near the dam; Wild card or R51 entrance fee required.
 
Hike details: Prepare for your New-Year's feast! We will make our way up Steenberg ridge and around to the lookout over Blackburn Ravine for tea. We'll pick up some of the Panorama circuit
as we make our way back around to the dam. Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
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
021 794 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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