Twelve Apostles loop

Twelve Apostles loop

This is another loop along the Twelve Apostles, ascending via the Diagonal (up the kloof on the left, above) and descending via Oudekraalkloof to return along the Pipe Track – 12.9 km in total and climbing through 1039 m. Santie chose the route, which included a...
Balloch High Rim hike

Balloch High Rim hike

During April we three MCSA Stellenbosch section members – Sonja, Paul and me – made the long trek to that part of the Eastern Cape that forms the southern border with Lesotho, to participate in the MCSA national mini-camp hosted by the Free State section....
Namaqualand coast hike

Namaqualand coast hike

From the Spoeg River to the Groen River Late January arrived with an unexpected adventure: a 3-day hike down the Namaqualand coast within the borders of the Namaqualand National Park. Kevin, a longtime hiking companion, was the instigator. He had wanted to tackle the...
Betty’s Bay to Rooiels

Betty’s Bay to Rooiels

Some recent excursions up the Rooiels valley had shown that an old trail joins up with an old jeep track that ascends out of the Palmiet valley. A relatively easy, though long, walk is thus possible from Rooiels to Oudebosch/Harold Porter Botanical Garden, or vice...