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 (5)

Intermediate Beginner Hike: Tweede Waterfall Jonkershoek

Jonkershoek Nature reserve entrance

R20 Meetup guest fee || Intermediate Beginner || 7 km, 5-6 hrs with breaks || Max group size 35 || Rain cancels : : : : MORE DETAILS BELOW : : : : We will meet at the entrance hut and get one permit for everyone. We can then carpool to the start of the hike as low cars will not handle the dirt road well (especially after the recent rains). Difficulty: Intermediate Beginner (some uphill and boulder-hopping) Distance/Time: 7 km return Permit: R50 / wildcard at reserve (NB please bring correct change for permit, no card facilities) Dogs Allowed: No The Tweede Waterval Trail is an easy out-and-return walk offering fantastic vistas. The 7 km trail leads through sections of longstanding forest near the Eerste River and into a ravine. Much of the hike is on the flat. If you have little ones, you will easily make it to the first waterfall and back. Even reaching the waterfall viewing point, inside a little kloof, is easy, and definitely worth the detour. Bring some snacks to enjoy while relaxing at the waterfall. Those who are brave can bring their cozzies and towels to swim :) ** DISCLAIMER ** If you join us for this hike (or any other 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 a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this 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. There are no leaders on these hikes, you are your own leader - this is YOUR hike.

Villiera Wine-tasting and Game drive (FULLY BOOKED)

Villiera Wines

NB - FULLY BOOKED, waiting list available in case of cancelations In conjunction with two neighbors (The Cape Garden Centre and Wild Clover Farm) Villiera set aside 220ha of land as a wildlife sanctuary in 2009. It includes 12 dams plus marsh areas which attract a huge variety of bird-life. Indigenous trees are grown in old milk containers, plastic water bottles etc. by our staff and then bought from them when a year old and planted out. Thousands of indigenous trees have also been donated by the Cape Garden Centre. To date well over[masked] trees have been planted. A number of mammals have been introduced in the Wildlife Sanctuary: Springbuck, Kudu, Giraffe, Bontebok, Eland, Gemsbok, Black Wildebeest, Bush Pig, Burchell's Zebra, common Duiker, Steenbuck, Waterbuck and Grysbok. The Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Koelenhof and access is gained through Villiera's vineyards. A game drive through the 220 hectares lasts approximately two hours. Visitors are guaranteed fantastic sightings of a diverse population of antelope & huge variety of birdlife. This is complimented by a beautiful panoramic view of the mountains overlooking the Cape Peninsula. Game Drives last about 2 hours and includes a tasting of Villiera’s wines & self-conducted cellar tour. Note game drives are weather permitting. Tickets are pre-booked and cost is R250pp Banking Details: Outdoor Cape Town Acc Number:[masked] (Savings) Branch code:[masked] (FNB) Reference: "yourname+villiera" Please email proof of payment to [masked] to confirm attendance, and to be moved to the Going list. ** DISCLAIMER ** If you join us for this hike (or any other 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 a hike signifies that you have read and accept the terms of this liability waiver. By signing up for this 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. There are no leaders on these hikes, you are your own leader - this is YOUR hike.

Enjoy indigenous plants along Plankiespad, Oranjezicht

You are invited by Tielman Haumann to an easy walk along the Plankiespad (wooden board walk), following the Lower PlatteklipStroom, on Sunday 27th January, 2019 from 15:00 pm to 17:15 pm. Meet at 3 pm at the Serpentine Road entrance to Van Riebeeck Park, Oranjezicht. Parking is available in the relatively safe residential neighbourhood around Serpentine Rd & Sidmouth Avenue -- refer map. Dogs are welcome. Bring along a printout of the Plankiespad plant list by eMailing Tielman at [masked] (Tielman will eMail you the latest version). -- During the walk, special attention will be given to Khoisan names of plants as adopted by the Afrikaans language. Dogs are also welcome.

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.

Past events (262)

Beginner walk: Grysbok Hiking Trail, Koeberg Nature Reserve

Koeberg Nature Reserve

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