Event header: Helderberg Nature Reserve
Event date: Saturday, 4 April 2020
Event description:

The Helderberg Nature Reserve has 9 different trails. We will be linking 5 of these trails (Sugarbird Walk, Caracal, Protea, Leopard Loop and Woodies Walk) to do one big circular trail. Most of this route is located within the reserve but Woodies Walk is located outside. The rating of these trails range from 1Aa to 2Bc but doing them together will make this hike an intermediate one.

 The nature reserve is one of the more beautiful ones in the Western Cape. Your eyes will feast on the majestic Helderberg mountains, behold the beautiful local flora and catch a glimpse of the indigenous bird life. This reserve has been described as very tranquil and serene.

 

Bring plenty of water, snacks & lunch.

Duration: 8 – 10 hours (estimated)

Difficulty: Intermediate, long

Distance: 25 – 30km (estimated)

Book with Ashley on e-mail. 

Meeting details:

Meet up with Ashley at the Helderberg Nature Reserve @ 7:00. Hike starts promptly at 07:30.

The permit is to be purchased on the day at the reserve at a price of R25. There is also a parking charge of R15 if you wish to park within the reserve. Additional R40 cash guest fee for non-members (please bring the correct amount).

Bring plenty of water, snacks & lunch.

Directions 1 (From the N2 highway driving from Cape Town):

Take exit 43-Somerset West for R44 toward Broadway Blvd/Stellenbosch – go 0.4 km. Turn left at Broadway Boulevard/R44 (signs for R44/Broadway Boulevard/Somerset West/Stellenbosch) – go 0.9km. Turn right into Main Road – go 2.4km. Turn left into Lourensford Road – go 2.0km (Go through 2 traffic circles).At the next traffic circle, turn left into Hillcrest Road – go 0.8km. Turn right into Reservoir Road – go 0.7km. Turn left into Verster Avenue – go 0.6km

Directions 2 (From the N2 highway driving from Grabouw/Sir Lowry’s Pass/Gordon’s Bay):

Turn left off the highway. Turn left again into Main Road (the road goes under the N2) – go 1.7km. Turn right at Gordon Road – go 1.6km. Turn left at Hillcrest Road – go 0.9km (Go through 1 traffic circle). Turn right into Reservoir Road – go 0.7km. Turn left into Verster Avenue – go 0.6km. 

Grade: 5Bd
• Length: Very long – over 18 km
• Gradient: Medium
• Effort: Fit
Coordinator: Ashley
Phone:
Email: fresnaye@gmail.com
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