It is not often that I start a trail run at the civilized hour of 8h00 on a Saturday. But we were waiting for the tide to be out. I was lucky enough to be invited on this route by Mark Preen. This ranks as one of the best adventure trails in Cape Town. ‘ButContinue reading “Hout Bay to Llandudno Traverse. Table Mountain Top Ten Trails #6: the adventure is out there. “
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”
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:”
This great loop does not wonder more than 50 m from houses at any point. Despite this it feels like you are in nature. The temps are generally cool under the green canopy of trees. Almost equal mix of single track and pavement makes this a real gem. There are no major hills so reallyContinue reading “Urban Trail – Constantia Greenbelt – Table Mountain top trail run #7”
I was fascinated by road kill. There it was, I had seen the blue gel packet in the same spot twice before and a little further on I would find the orange jelly baby just to my left on a flat rock. Discarded but now a friendly supporter on each of my three laps ofContinue reading “Enduroman race report”
AJ has just sent me his Movescount file from his record breaking 2012 race: Check out the file here: AJ Calitz Puffer 2012 route 75.02 km – Route at Movescount.com. Also my series of articles can be seen here, here and here.
Algeria – Waterfall – Middleburg hut – Voor Warmhoek: 20km – 1000m ascent We got our day permit at the Algeria office (which opens at 7h30). This is free with a Wildcard. The walk up to the Waterfall is given as taking 3h round trip but we comfortably walked up to the impressive waterfall and deepContinue reading “Two Cederberg Day Walks”