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R50 JOINING FEE FOR THIS WALK. THE HIKE IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE CAPERSHIKES GROUP ONLY REGISTER ON www.capershikes.com and become one. RSVP on the site FITNESS IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE. WALK WILL NOT BE SHORTER THAN 10 HOURS. BRING A HEADLAMP SHOULD WE REACH DARKNESS COME PREPARED WITH ENOUGH REFRESHMENTS FOR THIS LONG DAY Hike includes NURSERY RAVINE ; NEWLANDS RAVINE ; PLATTEKLIP GORGE; MACLEARS BEACON We start and end at NEWLANDS FOREST Our trail starts along the contour path which takes us to NEWLANDS RAVINE where we ascend. The path descends past Devils Peak and leads us to PLATTEKLIP GORGE to ascend. We will walk towards MACLEARS BEACON and descend into ECHO VALLEY.We walk towards the Overhanging rock Kasteelspoort. Our path towards the DAMS and JEEP TRACK follows. We pass ALEXANDRA RESERVOIR and turn towards NURSERY RAVINE to descend. The contour path plus a steep climb past WINDOW GORGE takes us back to Newlands Forest.
Not recommended for beginners as we will have steep climbs to contend with. You are welcome to attempt it. A FEE OF R10 IS APPLICABLE FOR THIS HIKE WHICH IS PAID AT THE START. MEMBERS OF THE CAPERSHIKES GROUP ONLY ARE PERMITTED REGISTER AT www.capershikes.com to become a member Walk distance is approximately 9km. Duration 4 hours at a steady pace. Trail conditions changes from gravel to rocky and a boardwalk along the way. Shady most of the walk under the tree canopies. We will meet in the parking area of Rhodes Memorial and take the gradual steep climb to the revolving gate before proceeding to NEWLANDS FOREST VIA THE CONTOUR PATH. A short break along the walk follows before we descend through the forest towards Newlands Forest helipad and on towards Rhodes Memorial.
YOU MUST BE REGISTERED AS A MEMBER ON www.capershikes.com to do this hike. RSVP on the site please OUR HIKING AREA DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WOLBERG ARCH. WE WILL BE CAMPING AND HIKING IN THE MALTESE CROSS REGION AND SLEEPING IN ALGERIA COTTAGE. OUR AREA OF HIKING WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU. We will stay at the UITKYK cottage the Friday evening and sleep next to the MALTESE CROSS the Saturday evening. The details will appear soon. Different cost structure for WILDCARD HOLDERS who don't pay conservation fees . The cost is R500: 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 stay in the BUSHBUCK COTTAGE for the weekend and explore the trails and environment of the reserve. Many activities are available and you can structure your weekend around things you enjoy doing. Arrive Friday evening before 6pm and we will leave Sunday afternoon. Information will be emailed to you. Log on to www.capershikes.com to register your attendance