What we're about

This group is for all the outdoor and nature lovers in and around our beautiful Cape Town. For those who love hiking, walking, sunset picnics, trail running, swimming, kloofing, climbing, or any other outdoor adventure.

For those who like to hike our mountains, rivers and beaches in the Cape Town and surrounding area, but prefer to hike with a group. There are regular hikes, which are sometimes planned in advance, and others are spontaneous. We would like this group to be one where anyone can plan a hike and everyone is welcome to join the hikes.

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If you join us for any event, please understand that you are responsible for your own preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injuries, mishaps, or any other situation that may happen at a planned event. You are responsible to research the event, know the area, and bring the proper gear.

Your attendance on an event signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for any event you understand that you are attending the event AT YOUR OWN RISK. Organizers and Assistant Organizers of this group are just that, we organize the events and hike together as friends.

Upcoming events (4)

People's Trail overnight hike, Table Mountain (FULLY BOOKED)

Constantia Nek Trail

** NB: Payment confirms spot. Once payment received, you will be moved to the attending list. Please see event title for number of spots available ** The trail starts at Constantia Nek Car Park. From there it descends into the Afro-Montane forests of Orange Kloof (access to hikers by permit only) and ascends through Disa Gorge to the Woodhead reservoir. From there it continues to the People's Trail hut, situated on the "Back Table". The overnight accommodation facility itself is an educational experience that incorporates energy efficient design that includes solar energy, the recycling of alien vegetation and efficient usage of precious water. What must I bring? A good pair of hiking boots, woolen socks and suitable clothing for all weather conditions • A comfortable overnight trail backpack • A sleeping bag • Food, cup, plate, knife, fork, spoon • Personal medication, toiletries and sun-cream. We will braai for dinner. Please bring meat, etc. Wine bottles are not allowed but you can bring something to drink in a flask/cooldrink bottle (ie "incognito"). Rangers do pop in on occasion to check if group is okay. As the weather is unpredictable on top of the mountain, you should be equipped with rain gear and warm clothing. Where will I sleep? On top of the mountain next to Woodhead Dam in a beautifully renovated mountain cabin. The cabin has dormitory style accommodation and has capacity for 18 hikers. There are showers, a fire place and braai facilities. The kitchen is equipped with a 4-plate gas stove and basic cooking utensils. What will I experience? Table Mountain is our very own World Heritage Site and home to the famous Cape Floristic Kingdom. Table Mountain — called "Hoerikwaggo" by the Khoi-San, is surrounded by a city and needs protection, love and care from the people living in the city if it is to survive the demands placed on it. If the weather is nice on Saturday we will walk to the "diving board" (Kasteelspoort) for a beautiful sunset over Campsbay. Bring a flashlight/headlamp for the return to the hut. COST: R200 (includes overnight accommodation on Table Mountain, and permit through Orange Kloof). Please use below banking details: Account name: Outdoor Cape Town Branch code:[masked] (FNB) Account number:[masked] Type: Savings

Waterfall Resort Weekend Away (Van Rhynsdorp) (4 spots open)

** NB: payment secures booking. Please send proof of payment to [masked] to be confirmed for this event A hidden paradise in the Maskam - about 35km from Vanrhynsdorp. Here we have hiking trails and rock climbing routes as well as thousands of birds for the Bird viewer. Our biggest attraction is our 380 meter waterfall in the Troe-Troe River. One of South Africa's biggest. The waterfall only flows during the rainy season, April to mid November each year. Rock art of the Khoisan community living in these mountains is also on view on the Maskam mountain rocks. Our Spartan open plan chalets offer all that is needed for a comfortable stay. Our lovely "Lapa" can also be used for functions such as weddings. Open-plan chalets with one double bed and two single beds. Outdoor braai. Each chalet has warm water, a shower with toilet facilities, a small fridge, kettle, two-plate stove as well as cutlery for four persons. Each chalet has it's own fire place with a open grid. All you need to bring is food and bedding. COST: R400pp for the weekend, sharing a chalet with one other person. Or R800 for the weekend if you want a chalet for yourself. Children welcome and will be free if two parents pay :) Banking Details: Outdoor Cape Town Acc Number:[masked] (Savings) Branch code:[masked] (FNB) Reference: "yourname+w/resort"

Impangele Mountain Lodge Easter Weekend away (FULLY BOOKED)

Impangele Mountain Lodge

** NB - Pre-payment required to be confirmed for this event ** On the site of the old Tunnel siding in the mountains half way between Roscan Dog Sanctum and Impangele Mountain Lodge it is completely secluded. With lots to explore and do. This section includes the original Matroosberg monument, the old railway Bridges and tunnels with the old Brittish army dugouts. Many km of hiking, mountain biking and 4/4 trails. Nestled off the grid in the Hexriver mountains with dramatic views, the heritage of the old railway line tunnels Bridges and the monument. Prestine unspoilt nature. The camp site has ablution facilities, a pool, running water and a generator with batteries and basic lighting. Braai areas and a basic bush kitchen with gas fridge freezer and stove. Only access is by 4/4 or high ground clearance car. Over 60km of hiking trails to explore in the area. Cost: R700pp for the weekend, with catered meals. This includes 2 nights' accommodation in the Tunnel Camp Huts, lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast and light lunch on Sunday. Excludes drinks. Banking Details: Outdoor Cape Town Acc Number:[masked] (Savings) Branch code:[masked] (FNB) Reference: "your_name" + impangele Deposit of R350 required to secure your spot, with full balance due by 28-February latest as I already paid the full amount to secure our booking.

Salkantay Trek & Machu Picchu – 5 days: Cusco to Cusco

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The Salkantay Trek is the number one alternative to the Inca Trail. With high snow-capped mountains, lowland jungle and a visit to the Inca site of Llactapata the trek offers a perfect mix of trekking, culture and nature. With fewer people on the route the Salkantay Trek allows you to enjoy the natural beauty of the Andes without any of the distractions and disturbances you find on the Inca Trail. Located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south central Peru by the Cordillera Vilcabamba and rising to 6271 meters above sea level (20574 ft) Mt. Salkantay is an outstanding glacier-capped summit worshipped for thousands of years by local indians. The name Salkantay is a quechua word meaning "Savage Mountain". ESTIMATED COST: (R[masked] Land & +- R[masked] Air) Price on airfare subject to increase or decrease due to live bookings only being available 10 / 9 months before departure. WHAT'S INCLUDED: • Return Airfares from Cape Town International Airport – Fares subject to increase / decrease on issuing • Trek on the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu with local guide, cooks, and porters (3 days) • G Adventures-supported handmade biodegradable soap products for use on the Salkantay Trek • Guided tour of Machu Picchu • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities • Accommodations - Hotels (2 nts), camping (2 nts). • Meals - 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners • Transportation - Private van, hiking, train • Staff & experts - G Representative in Cusco, specialist Salkantay guide on hike. • Comprehensive Travel Insurance VERY IMPORTANT: ** A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF R[masked] PER PERSON IS REQUIRED UPON BOOKING. Please email for a detailed itinerary or more information. *** GET READY FOR AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!!! ***

Past events (268)

Beginner Hike: Cape Point Buffelsbay Hike & Swim

Buffels Bay Picnic Site and Tidal Pool

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