Our group spread out on the way to the Cascades Link to detailed route page and map click on...Read More
Category: Cape Winelands
Bivouac trip up to Berg Valley to hike up to the Jonkershoek Watershed. Tough day 19km with about 1,700m of total ascent. Last part of trail up to the pass very tough going as the path was overgrown, and prickly! However, an ambition achieved and a very satisfying day.Read More
Hike from Jonkershoek entrance up to a saddle in the range which ends in Helshoogt Pass, this is part of the Hottentots-Holland mountain catchment area. Took a fairly indistinct path along the ridge towards Botmaskop peak. Stopped at the high point on the ridge due to time constraints but you could walk the full length. You can also make it an A to B hike with 2 carsRead More
Wilderness camping trip with the objective of testing out my bivvy bag and climbing Klein Drakensteinkop which gives its name to our municipality – a lovely looking mountain that towers over PaarlRead More
This blog contains my personal account of the trails I hike and as such the details and subtleties of each hike may be omitted. Usually I have assigned trail ratings to hikes, these are subjective. Please refer to the trail grade definitions post for more information. I usually include a GPX and KML file for any given hike – please feel free to use them.