Event header: "Back to the Gorge”
Event date: Saturday, 2 May 2020
Event description:

Table Mountain (Platteklip Gorge) to Constantia Nek

 Duration: 8 hours

 

Difficulty: Moderate, Long

Distance: +/- 19km

 In early February we hiked from Constantia Nek to Table Mountain and because of the great experience we are going to do this hike again but in reverse.

 

 The hike begins at Tafelberg road and we will hike up Platteklip Gorge to the upper cable station. We will then take the Echo Valley route to Hely-Hutchinson dam. From there we will pass the other dams on Table Mountain eventually making our way to the Overseers cottage. We will then continue on the Jeep track down Constantia Nek to the parking lot.

 

 This trail exposes the hiker to the many beautiful views of Cape Town such as Hout Bay, Simon’s Town, Camps Bay and the dams of Table Mountain, combined with the natural floral beauty of the Western Cape make this one of the best inner-city hikes.

NB!! This is not a circular trail so we will have to organize a carpool/Uber so that we can return to Table Mountain.

Meeting details:

Meet up with Ashley at the start of the Platteklip Gorge hiking trail (off of Tafelberg road) @ 07:00. Hike starts promptly @ 07:30

 There is no fee for the hike so only the R40 cash guest fee for non-members (please bring the correct amount).

 

 Numbers will be limited so booking is essential - Ashley (email only).

 

 Bring plenty of water, snacks & lunch.

Grade: 5Cc
• Length: Very long – over 18 km
• Gradient: Steep
• Effort: Moderately fit
Coordinator: Ashley
Phone:
Email: fresnaye@gmail.com
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