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DUE TO THE FIRES THAT DESTROYED THE MOUNTAINS IN THE CEDERBERG WE ARE UNABLE TO HIKE IN CERTAIN AREAS. OUR HIKNG AREA DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WOLBERG ARCH. OUR AREA OF HIKING WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU. We will stay at the UITKYK cottage the Friday evening and sleep on SNEEUBERG the Saturday evening in an open hut or you can choose to sleep near the Maltese Cross. The details will appear soon. Different cost structure for WILDCARD HOLDERS who don't pay conservation fees . The cost will include : Conservation fee R60 Hiking Fee R140 Accomodation fee R240 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMYK0qCYzM How to get there Algeria From Cape Town: Take the N7 highway north from Cape Town. Stay on the N7 past Citrusdal, after 28km take the Cederberg/Algeria turn-off to the right. Follow this main gravel road for 17km and then turn right for the Algeria All accommodation is self catering. A map will be sent to you regarding the hiking area. Check the websites for information of the area.
We will meet outside the Wildfire offices. Easy paced walk. Our trail starts in the direction of the Kings Blockhouse.We will follow the contour path in the direction of Kirstenbosch and stop at the round table for a 10 minute break.We continue along the contour path and turn towards the NEWLANDS FOREST parking area.We will have 2 stops along the way. Bring refreshments and enjoy the scenery. Plenty of shade along the route. The Blockhouse is our highest point of walking. Some steep slopes along the gravel path towards the contour path.
An entry fee must be paid at the gate. R70 We will meet at Kirstenbosch Gate 2 entrance. Our ascent will be SKELETON GORGE and descent NURSERY RAVINE. We will walk around the dams before descending.If time permits we will have lunch in the garden. For the fit hiker only. Bring sufficient refreshments. Beautiful scenery abound. The ascent and descent are quite steep. Many steps to climb.The terrain is rocky and care needs to be taken as there are some tricky sections. Not a fast paced walk due to this. We will sit at the dam above skeleton gorge for a 15 minute break. Weather changes constantly so be prepared. (https://www.google.co.za/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj-_rbsr4TYAhUINhoKHcxYCW4QjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.boldtravel.com%2Ftable-mountain-hike-via-skeleton-gorge%2F&psig=AOvVaw1eG16bU6RtSxlfhG2VjJxT&ust=1513164674461958)
Bring sufficient fluids. Fitness essential. 7 to 8 hours with stops. We follow the jeep track step path to the top. Past Overseers Hut we turn right towards Nursery Ravine, past Skeleton Gorge and onwards to Maclears Beacon. We descend into Echo Valley. We walk to the dams and follow the path to Nursery Ravine to descend. Contour path follows to the car park at Constantia Nek. 3 stops along the way. Different terrain with few scrambling areas. Few shady areas.Tough on the legs. Very tiring walk.