Thursday, August 17, 2006

Sun 20 August - Simon's Town - Kleinplaas Dam

Last Sunday's hike was an epic affair from Constantia Neck, up and around the reservoirs and down Nursery Ravine! There have however been reports of some seriously sore legs in the days that followed, which is good. It's the kind of sore that you know you've earned.

With that in mind we've decided to have a slightly shorter, less intense, yet hopefully no less picturesque hike this Sunday.

We will be meeting above Simon's Town and hiking up to the Kleinplaas Dam. The route is expected to take around two and a half hours and the dam is meant to be spectacular. It is a circular route that will bring us back to our cars via the Brooklands Community Ruins.

How to get there: Take the coastal road and turn right just before you get into Simon's Town, heading up towards Red Hill. Once on the top, there are a cluster of houses called Pinehaven, turn right and follow the road for approximately 3km's to an old farm house, park 50m before this on the left.

Time: 8:50 meet, 9:00am we start walking - that's 9:00am Gary Fahy, not 9:15!!

What to bring: Water, camera, a warm top and some sweets for the captain! Unless your name is Doors, then backpack, compass, torch, walkie talkie's, maps etc!!

Weather: The weather is looking as if it should be clearing by Sunday with temperatures creeping into the twenties. Check the links under the links section.

Post hike vibe: There are a number of places along the way home to stop for a bite to eat or a beer. Polana, Brass Bell or The Quaterdeck in Simon's Town for breakfast, so no doubt we'll be pulling into one of them after. We will have earned it!!

Awesome, see you athletes there!!!!!!!!!


Beef said...

Sounds magic!!! Will be there in full force with some potential snacks on board...
Kleinplaas or Kleinplass - CYOR!!!
Shot bugger!

Doors said...


Unfortunately I'm going be in Jozi for the next couple of weekends, off to the Kruger for a week. But I'll take the hiking spirit up there with me and go hiking with the lions, etc!

Moses said...

Hi. My name's Dave. I'm a freelance write. I'd love to come along on your little walks and write all about it

Riche said...

My gaaaaaaaad i'm excited for the hike on sunday. Think it's going to be a little beauty!!

EYB CYOR!!!!!!!

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