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, 5 January 2018 
 
 
#19 Judas Cave
 
 
Meet: 1:00 PM at Ruyterplaats
 
Hike details: The last time we did this hike only 3 found the cave so I want to go back and see it.  A bit of bushwhacking but the views are lovely.
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 6 January 2019 
 
 
#20 Klein Tuinkop
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine Gate 3 (to Sunbird Centre, opposite Noordhoek turn-off)
 
Hike details: Hike from the meeting point up the valley to the Amphitheatre.  We’ll then make our way up to KleinTuinkop for lunch and return via Bertie’s Balcony and the waterfall to the Sunbird Centre.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Max Brock
082 938 4442
 

 
 
Saturday, 12 January 2019 
 
 
#21 Silvermine West (Dam side)  – ramble in the east!!
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at the parking lot to the left of the entrance gate;  Wild Card or R51 entrance fee required.
 
Hike details: We’ll head off to the left from the carpark and explore the eastern side of the reserve.  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
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 13 January 2019 
 
 
#22 Tygerberg Nature Reserve
 
 
Meet:  8:00 AM at Welgemoed entrance to the Tygerberg Reserve.  Access via Exit 20 from N1 (Jip de Jager Dr) R15 entrance fee.
 
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
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 19 January 2019 
 
 
#23 Clovelly-Kalk Bay circuit
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Turn off Main Road towards Clovelly at traffic lights (Clovelly Road) and meet in large sandy parking area on the left.  Contact leader preferably by email.
 
Hike details: We will walk through the wetlands and then up through Clovelly to ascend the “trappies” . We head up to a rock arch from which we can see the Old Mule Path leading to Muizenberg. We will descend via Weary Willy’s to Boyes Drive, then climb up the “trappies” to get back to Clovelly. Note two steep ascents (one short). We could swim afterwards at Clovelly Beach or Fish Hoek.  Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome.  In the light of past security concerns in this area, the route may change if the group is not big enough.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 20 January 2019 
 
 
#24 Suikerbossie to Constantia Nek via Orange Kloof
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Constantia Nek to shuttle cars to Suikerbossie.
 
Hike details: A traverse from Suikerbossie to Constantia Nek and see some disa flowers. Permit hike limited to 12 so booking is essential.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 26 January 2019
 
 
#25 Cecilia Forest to Rhodes Memorial
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Cecilia Forest Car Park
 
Hike details: Much shade on this walk for a hot January along the contour path, with a drink at Rhodes Memorial. May require a R20 contribution to Uber to return to Cecilia. There are some short steep sections and one longer climb for about 0.5km.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Marco Bauer
084 370 8855
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 27 January 2019 
 
 
#26 Myburgh Ravine to Llandudno Cornerl
 
 
Meet: 7:00 AM at Ruyterplaats, Hout Bay (near Suikerbossie).  If it is hot day we will shuttle cars to Farriers Way to have an earlier start up the Ravine.
 
Hike details: Ascend the Back Table via Myburgh Ravine to enjoy the red disas which will hopefully be in bloom - some rock scrambling is required.  Once up we will explore the scenic views before descending via Llandudno Corner which offers some challenging scrambling (staples in places) and exposure.
 
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
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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