Buller’s Kop (two people’s thoughts)

Last weekend I wanted to explore an area I did not know well. I wanted to check out Duiwel’s Kloof in the Banhoek Valley and also there was the East Face on Buller’s Kop. Why it is called the ‘East Face’ I can not tell you. We were in the shade all day and accordingContinue reading “Buller’s Kop (two people’s thoughts)”

Hiddingh – Ascension Ravine

My only wish for Christmas was to eat some trifle. And so my wife went to search the local Woolworths for a) a store with a manageable que and b) one that does in fact have stock of said trifle. I promptly finished the “serves 4” on my own. When asked which part of theContinue reading “Hiddingh – Ascension Ravine”

Ten Top Table Mountain Trail Runs #5 Contour Path

If you require a quick trail fix of under 1h and are CBD bound then this little gem is a good way to start (or end the day). A warm up walk up to the Contour Path, Flat runnable trail below the sedimentary sandstone cliffs of Table Mountain and undulating trails back home make forContinue reading “Ten Top Table Mountain Trail Runs #5 Contour Path”

Leave No Trace

More and more blogs, vlogs, trail running camps and experts are popping up telling “newbies” how to do this trail running thing properly. How to walk uphill, run downhill, be like Killian and what you need to be successful. What are we missing? A few years ago I came across the Leave No Trace website andContinue reading “Leave No Trace”

Oorlogskloof Rock Pigeon Route 5 day Hiking Trail outside Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape – Quick Guide

Deserves to be one of the great hiking trails in South Africa! Remote, authentic and adventurous. You are continuously confronted with little rock scramble detours which highlight a kloof, waterfall, rock arch or just spectacular view. There are many, many signs naming local plants throughout. This is a real treat and everybody will get aContinue reading “Oorlogskloof Rock Pigeon Route 5 day Hiking Trail outside Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape – Quick Guide”

Ringing the Bell:

I leave the Hikers Parking at  6h00 sharp. Scouting the first river crossing last night helps so it goes quickly and I gain altitude. I see two lights below me. They have chosen a different path. We all have. I am walking out of the darkness into mountains cast in shadows. As in Magic andContinue reading “Ringing the Bell:”

Today I want to tell you a story.

Back in the  90’s I was actively progressing through the grades in rock climbing. I wanted to consume everything. I wanted to get better. Slowly and steadily I did by choosing partners and ventures carefully that would stretch me. We climbed everything within our reach and we slowly expanded our horizon. The start of summerContinue reading “Today I want to tell you a story.”

Myburgh’s Ravine: Top 10 trail running routes Table Mountain #4

nA real mountain run on a remote part of the mountain. The path is remarkably well worn. The actual Myburgh’s Ravine would probably be quite wet and treacherous in winter or after rain. Approach: Drive up to Farrier’s Way from Valley Road. You will pass through a  and park your vehicle at the end ofContinue reading “Myburgh’s Ravine: Top 10 trail running routes Table Mountain #4”