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, 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
 

 
 
Saturday, 2 February 2018 
 
 
#27 Silvermine, Kleintuinkop, Amphitheatre
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Silvermine Gate 2 (East side, non-paying)
 
Hike details: A moderate circular walk on good paths, very limited exposure.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Marco Bauer
084 370 8855
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 3 February 2019 
 
 
#28 Disas in Aqueduct
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Cecilia Parking area
 
Hike details: We hike along the contour path and then up Skeleton Gorge. We take the Maclear's  Beacon trail which leads to the aqueduct where arguably the best display of disas are to be found. The way down to be decided democratically . A long day's hike with scrambling up Skeleton Gorge.
 
Distance: More than 10km
 
6 Hours + (Whole Day)
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Ian Pearce
084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989
 

 
 
Saturday, 9 February 2019 
 
 
#29 Kloof Nek corner along contour path to Deer Park and back
 
 
Meet: 1:00 PM at Kloof Nek parking area
 
Hike details: A nice mix of mountain view’s and a park.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Glenda Doller
078 292 2477 or 021 794 5989
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 10 February 2019 
 
 
#30 Cape Point Reserve
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Inside main gate to reserve.
 
We can also meet at 07:30 at Simons Town railway station and arrange a car pool from there.  Please inform leader in advance if you wish to take up this option
Hike details: Come and enjoy a full day in the reserve. The outing will include an ascent to Kannon Kop and descend for a coastal section to visit Anton,s cave where an escaped slave is reputed to have lived many years ago. Opportunity for swimming in the tidal pools we pass along the way. 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-cards-permits.php for more information on obtaining a Green Card.
Distance: 8 - 10 km
 
5-6 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Ewen Smith
072 161 9366
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 16 February 2019 
 
 
#31 Elsies Peak
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at at Parking lot on Kommetjie Road opposite 2nd Ave, Fish Hoek
 
Hike details: The route will depend on the group and the weather. Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome. Contact leader preferably by email.
 
Distance: Less than 5 km
 
3-4 Hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Elizabeth Robinson
021 782 6999 or 079 888 6073
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 17 February 2019 
 
 
#32 Three Firs
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at Theresa avenue (Rowntree estate)
 
Hike details: Up Three Firs, ramble around on the back table. Way down to be decided up there.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Scrambling
 
 
Exposure
 
 
Urs Huber
084 713 5545
 

 
 
 
Saturday, 23 February 2019 
 
 
#33 St James Peak
 
 
Meet: 8:00 AM at 101 Boyes Drive, above St James
 
Hike details: Hike will follow a fairly steep ascent from cars to the summit of St Jame peak with fine coastal views to be enjoyed along the way. We will descend by a slightly different circular route.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 Hours
 
 
Strenuous
 
 
Ewen Smith
073 799 9109
 
 
 
 
Sunday, 24 February 2019 
 
 
#34 Pipe Track to Corridor Ravine
 
 
Meet: 7:00 AM at Kloof Nek parking lot at the start of Tafelberg Road (which leads to the cable car station)
 
Hike details: With an early start to limit walking after mid-day, enjoy a relatively flat walk along the rugged Pipe Track with an incline near the turning point.  Hike below the Apostles from Kloof Nek to the base of Corridor Ravine and back, enjoying the wonderful Atlantic seaboard views along the way.  Suitably fit and well-socialised dogs with a TMNP permit, water and pooh-bags are welcome.
 
Distance: 5 - 8 km
 
4-5 hours
 
 
Moderate
 
 
Dogs Allowed
 
 
Cornel Schutte
072 161 9366
 




 
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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