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Weekend Hike: Arniston - Otter Trail 7-9 February 2014
  • It is a 4 - 5 hour beach trail, which starts at the camping site, along Roman beach to the Mond Nature reserve.
  • It’s beautiful coastline and the warm stream is definitely soulfood.

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Day Hike: Constantia Nek to Rhodes Memorial Via Contour Path 22 February 2014
  • The Contour Path follows a relatively flat route, along the Eastern slopes of the mountain. 
  • A well maintained path with boardwalks in places, this route, is suitable for anyone looking for a day’s walk with no strenuous climbs with views over the Southern Suburbs and False Bays.

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Weekend Hike: Kleinmond - Three Sisters Trail 14-16 March 2014
  • The 16 km Three Sisters Walk is a moderate out-and-return hike that takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete.
  • The trail meanders through varied fynbos, offering amazing views of the coast and Palmiet River valley.

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Weekend Hike: Montagu - Bloupunt Trail 25-27 April 2014
  • This hike is 15,6km long and rises over a 1000m from start at Joubertpark to summit, it can be completed in 5 - 9 hours.
  • This trail offers a wide variety of interesting features to hikers with varying interests in a constantly changing panorama which varies between ravines with mountain streams and craggy cliffs with awe-inspiring rock formations. 

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 Day Hike: Cape Town Devil's Peak Trail - 3 May 2014
  • The Devil's Peak hiking path starts off with steep steps but goes on to a relative flat path, the closer to the top one gets though it gets steep again with some loose rocks and stones.
  • There is an amazing view throughout the path.
  • Devil's Peak stands 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) high, less than Table Mountain's 1,087 metres (3,566 ft).
  • One can walk to the top (western slopes provide the easiest approach) but the ascent is more pleasant and safer outside of the cold, wet, winter months of May to August.

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Day Hike: Cape Town - Elephant's Eye Trail 17 May 2014
  • The name is derived from the fact that this mountain looks like the shape of an elephant’s head and the cave is perfectly located where the eye would be.
  • This leisurely hike brings us past indigenous fynbos, we even see the king proteas bloom - a joy for the eyes and easy on your feet, the hike’s inclines are very minor

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Day Hike: Boland - Krom River Trial 24 May 2014
  • This easy out-and-back trail starts in Du Toitskloof, immediately after the Worcester exit of the Huguenot Tunnel.
  • From the parking area the trail leads back towards the tunnel (as for the Elands River Trail).
  • The trail crosses the Krom and Molenaars Rivers and leads for 2.5km (about 2.5 hours) to the Krom River waterfall.
  • The first section (about 10 minutes) of the footpath follows the right bank of the Molenaars River in the direction of the old tunnel.
  • Then it reaches the Krom River the path follows the right side of the kloof. 
  • The last section leads through indigenous riverine forest to the first waterfall.
  • After reaching the first waterfall, the fit and energetic can climb over the waterfall using the chains, and proceed to the second waterfall. (do not do this if you are afraid of heights, and or if you do not have good strength in your arms). 
  • This climb is almost always slippery. However, the extra climb is worth it.

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Weekend Hike: Cederberg - Wolfberg Cracks Hiking Trail 20-22 June 2014
  • Seasoned hikers should only attempt the spectacular hike to the Wolfberg Arch via the Wolfberg Cracks.
  • Purchase permits and a map from the office at Dwarsrivier or Algeria Forest Station (Cape Nature HQ for the Cederberg Wilderness).
  • The route starts 1.2 km from Sanddrif. Park your vehicle under the oak trees and head up the path to Wolfberg Cracks.
  • Once you reach the summit of Wolfberg Mountain, look for a path leading to Wolfberg Arch. Cairns mark sections of the path that are unclear.

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Weekend Hike: Botrivier Overberg -  25-26 July 2014
  • Follow pioneering voortrekker trails through the Houw Hoek pass, or hiking trails which either go through blue crane fields or up into the fynbos overlooking the Overberg.  
  • Easy hike from the quaint town of Botriver to Rooiheuwel noord, no strenuous hills with a very mild incline. 
  • The Botriver Mountain trail however has an extremely steep incline and is extremely strenuous. 
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