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, 16 December 2017 | 08:00 AM 
 
 
#13a Cave Peak and Forest (Kalk Bay)
 
 

Meet: 8:00 AM at 101 Boyes Drive.
 
Hike details: Hike will ascend to Echo Valley and entrance to Boomslang Cave via Mule Track overlooking Kalk Bay. Getting into the cave requires a bit of crawling on the sandy floor so be prepared to get a bit grubby. Please bring a torch or headlamp. We will emerge from the cave with dramatic views of Fish Hoek below which we can observe as we meander along the high ground before descending down through Spes Bona Forest to rejoin the Mule Track back to the cars.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km.
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
  
 
 
Sunday, 17 December 2017 | 08:00 AM 
 
 
#14 Ramble in the Red Hill area
 
 

 

Meet: 8:00 AM at Simonstown Train Station.

Hike details: Climb the 1000 steps, visit Just Nuisance grave, Grootkop.  Hike on path, road and steps.

Distance: 8 - 10 km

 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
Saturday, 6 January 2018 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
#19a Silvermine Gate 2 Ramble
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Gate 2 Silvermine (if going south on Ou Kaapse Weg on corner on left past the main entrance).

Hike details: Route will be determined by weather on the day. Dogs welcome with TMNP permits.

Distance: Less than 5 km.

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
Doggie Walk
 
 
Margaret Spicer
072 972 2367
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 7 January 2018 | 08:30 AM 
 
 
#20 Tranquility Cracks
 
 

 

Meet: 7:30 AM at Constantia Nek.

Hike details: After a steep climb, we’ll have tea in the shade of a hidden forest. We walk past the dams and along the Apostles' Path and have lunch at Tranquility Cracks. We descend the same way.

Distance: 8 - 10 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 13 December 2018 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
#21a Crystal Pools
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Steenbras parking lot after Gordons Bay.

Hike details: Entrance fee is R60.  Lots of swimming opportunities so bring costume. Well worth the money.
Distance: 8- 10 km
 
5-6 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
Sunday, 14 January 2018 | 06:30 AM 
 
 
#22 Noordhoek Peak and Panorama Trail
 
 

 

Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine Dam parking area.

Hike details: Mostly on path with some minor scrambling.  Wild Card or R50 entrance fee.

Distance: 5 - 8 km

 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
Saturday, 20 January 2018 | 08:30 AM 
 
 
#23a Rietvlei Wetland Reserve (near Bloubergstrand)
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Hike details: An easy morning ramble around the reserve.  http://www.friendsofrietvlei.co.za/

Distance: Less than 5 km

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
 
 
Pam Constantinou - Please call Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 21 January 2018 | 10:00 AM 
 
 
#24 Myburgh Ravine to Llandudno Corner
 
 

 

Meet: 7:00 AM at Ruyterplaats, Hout Bay (near Suikerbossie) to shuttle cars.

Hike details: Ascend the Back Table via Myburgh Ravine to explore the scenic views before descending Llandudno Corner which offers challenging scrambling (staples in places) and exposure.
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 27 January 2018 | 08:00 AM 
 
 
#25a Bos 400 Crane Wreck
 
 

 

Meet: 8:00 AM at Sandy Bay parking end of Eustegia Way, Hout Bay.

Hike details: This golden oldie hike traverses along the western face of Karbonkelberg and descends fairly steeply down to Duiker Point overlooking the rusted remains of what once was one of the biggest crane barges of its type in the world. A small rock scramble is encountered approaching Duiker Point and the climb back out gives this hike its strenuous status

Distance: 5 - 8 km

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 28 January 2018 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
#26 Table Mountain Dams
 
 

 

Meet: 7:30 AM at Constantia Nek Parking Lot.

Hike details: We will take the contour path to Skeleton Gorge and then up onto to the back table to the Hely-Hutchinson and the Woodhead dams for a good rest stop. Then make our way back to Constantia Nek past De Villiers dam (about 13km total). The Ascent is steep, but via a well-used route, the descent is easier and slower.
Difficulty: Strenuous   Duration: 6 Hours + (Whole Day)

Distance: More than 10 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Marco Bauer
084 370 8855
 




 
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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