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, 23 September 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Clovelly-Kalk Bay Circuit
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM 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 the “trappies.” We head up to a rock arch (quite steep with minor scrambling) 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” ( a second ascent) to get back to Clovelly. Distance: 5 - 10 km.

 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 24 September 2017 | 07:00 AM 
 
 
Paarl Rocks
 
 

 

Meet: 7:00 AM at Plattekloof Centre cnr. Olienhout (take exit 18 off N1) for car-pooling (park in front of Spar & restaurants)

Hike details: Start with a steep climb (some chains) up one of the “pearls” of Paarl to enjoy 360° views which include Table Mountain some 60km to the west and the magnificent Du Toitskloof mountain range to the east.  Hike through the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve past dams and fynbos, finishing up with a braai at the picnic site and a walk around the indigenous gardens. Distance: 10 - 15 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 30 September 2017 | 12:00 PM 
 
 
Circumnavigation of Lion's Head
 
 

 

Meet: 12:00 PM at Kloof Nek parking area

Hike details: From Kloof nek along the contour to Signal Hill and then back via the contour on the other side of the hill. Distance: 5 - 10 km.

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 1 October 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Bokop Scramble
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Dam parking at Silvermine

Hike details: Meet 09.00 at the dam parking area in Silvermine, you will need Green or Wild card or pay R50 at the entrance. The hike will take us along a path descending towards the seldom visited Bokop overlooking Ou Kaapseweg. A moderate but enjoyable scramble will allow us to attain the summit from where a more gentle descent will bring us to the River Walk which we then have to complete to conclude the hike back at the car park.  Mild Exposure on the scramble. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 7 October 2017 | 1:00 PM 
 
 
Kommetjie Radar Station
 
 

Meet: 1:00 PM at St Norberts church Rubbi Road

Hike details: Meet at 13.00 hrs in parking area opposite St Norbet’s church at top of Rubbi Road Kommetjie for a climb up to the old Radar Station to admire the fine coastal views. The hike will then descend back to the village via the Slangkop lighthouse and board walk. Relax while rehydrating and enjoy live music at the local establishment

 Less than 5km
 
2-3 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Even Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
Sunday, 8 October 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Ramble in Silvermine
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Meet at waterfall side parking area

Hike details: Some rock scramble and some bundu bashing and parts of it on path. A real nice little adventure. Distance: 10 - 15 km

 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
Saturday, 14 October 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
St James Peak
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Silvermine waterfall side

Hike details:  Hike will take us over the mountain range to approach the peak from the Muizenberg side, great coastal views to be savoured along the way. Return will be by a different route back to the car park. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Easy
 
 
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 15 October 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Fernkloof Hermanus Ramble
 
 

 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at Fernkloof entrance

Hike details: We will hike in this beautiful area exploring  spots that we Capetonians seldom visit. Refreshments in the town. Phone hike leader beforehand to arrange lifts. Distance: 10 - 15 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
Saturday, 21 October 2017 | 09:00 AM 
 
 
Zeekoevlei bird walk
 
 

 

Meet: 9:00 AM at the entrance to Zeekoevlei  (cnr. Flowerpecker and Butcherbird Roads)

Hike details: Leisurely walk around the vlei (approx 6km) with bird sightings.  Bring binoculars and snacks.  Should see flowers as well.  Easy fun day. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
2-3 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
 
 
Colleen Sauders
084 281 4274
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 22 October 2017 | 6:30 AM 
 
 
Happy Valley Bainskloof
 
 

 

Meet: 6:30 AM at Plattekloof Centre cnr. Olienhout (take exit 18 off N1) for car-pooling (park in front of Spar & restaurants)

Hike details: A recce hike on a 9km in/out trail which is part of the Limietberg Nature Reserve.  It is described as suitable for less experienced hikers and the trail features a number of  rock pools where swimming is possible. Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 

 
 
Saturday, 28 October 2017 | 08:00 AM 
 
 
Silvermine Hidden Treasures
 
 

 

Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine  Gate 2 (waterfall side)

Hike details: A lily pond, a waterfall and a cave. Dogs welcome (if you have a TMNP activity card). Distance: 5 - 10 km

 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 29 October 2017 | 8:00 AM 
 
 
Devon Valley Stellenbosch Hike
 
 

 

Meet: 8:00 AM at Spar Centre Plattekloof Road Welgemoed

Hike details: We meet at Spar to share transport to Devon Valley Hotel. The hike starts and spends there. Beautiful vineyards and mountains . We get maps at hotel and choose our routes. Wine tasting at the end of the hike. Distance: 10 - 15 km

 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 




 
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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