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, 19 May 2018 
 
 
#23a Cecilia Forest
 
 
Meet: 10:00 AM at Parking area at the entrance to Cecilia Forest
 
Hike details: An easy walk through the cork trees. Dogs with TMNP cards welcome. Rain will not cancel walk.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
 
Janet Pittman
078 776 5549
 
 
 
 
Saturday, 19 May 2018 
 
 
#23b Nursery Ravine to Tranquillity Cracks
 
 
Meet:  8.00 a.m. at Kirstenbosch’s main parking lot
 
Hike details:  We make our way through the gardens and up to the Back Table via Nursery Ravine.  After a tea break, we cross the Table to the Twelve Apostles path and head to reach the cracks for lunch.  We return via the same route.   R65 entrance fee to Kirstenbosch.
 
Distance: More than 10km 
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 20 May 2018 
 
 
#24 St James Peak
 
 

Meet: 8:30 AM at Silvermine Gate 2

Hike details: The hike will follow a traverse of the Kalk Bay mountain range to approach the peak from the False Bay side affording some scenic coastal views along the way. The return route will be decided on the day as many options are available.

Distance: 8 - 10 km

 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 26 May 2018 
 
 
#25 Lion's Head
 
 
Meet: 2:00 PM at Kloof Nek parking
 
Hike details: We will take the tourist route to the top with an option of using the chains or taking the longer path.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km.
 
3-4 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
Sunday, 27 May 2018 
 
 
#26 India Venster
 
 
Meet:  at Kloof Nek parking area at 9 am
 
Hike details: A rock scrambling aventure with exposure to heights. There are also chains and steel staples involved. Participants can either opt to go down via the cable car or Platteklip gorge.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
5 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 2 June 2018 
 
 
#27a Afternoon Tea
 
 
Meet:  3:00 PM at Renata's house, Sunnybrae Cottage, Sunnybrae Road, Rondebosch
 
Event details: Especially for our members whom we don't see so often on the hikes these days, as well as our "old stalwarts" who make up the active membership of the club. Come and enjoy a cup of tea (or a coffee) and some treats whilst we reminisce how it was in "the good old days..." All courtesy of the club.  Kindly bring your camp chairs. Please let the ladies know for catering purposes
 
Glenda Dollar
078 292 2477
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 3 June 2018 
 
 
#28 Hottentots Holland N/Reserve - #1 Landdroskop
 
 
Meet: 7:00 AM at Entrance to Rhodes Memorial
 
Hike details: An 18km circular hike from the Reserve's base at Nuweberg to the Landdroskop Hut and returning via the Jeep Track.  The 670m in altitude gain is via a Jeep Track and trail without stairs.  Hottentots Holland is a Cape Nature Reserve located near Grabouw.  R50 Fee or Wild Card.
 
Distance: More than 10km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
 
 
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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