Blockhouse Gap Hike (Simon's Town)
Sweeping views across False Bay accompany us throughout this wonderful short sunrise hike on the slopes of Simonsberg! We pass through gorgeous young fynbos, enjoy spectacular views, observe historical features and keep an eye out for klipspringers and whales.
The hike involves a gradual incline of 340m over a well built footpath which is a bit rugged and loose under foot in places. We reach the old Blockhouse for a mid-hike break before retracing our steps. The highlight is seeing the beautiful Serruria hirsuta blooming in abundance! A critically endangered member of the Protea Family endemic to the Swartkopberge.
Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2021 (National Women's Day)
Time: 06:45 for 07:00 start
Distance: 5 km
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Grade: A-grade route on standard footpath
Elevation: 340m gain/loss
Dog friendly: Yes, but must have leash and a SANParks My Activity Permit for Dog Walking.
Meet location: Street parking in Jan Smuts Drive (near the sharp bend where a white-painted log blocks a vehicle track leading up the mountain) // https://goo.gl/maps/uLooam5TEQqRWG3V9
Cost: R250 per person // Payment confirms your spot
Book: Pay via Quicket OR Email us at [email protected] for bank details to EFT (Payment will confirm your spot)
Contact: 084 718 1668 // Please book via email ([email protected])
Upon enquiry we'll discuss all pertinent information as well as any specific COVID-19 protocols for the sites we visit to ensure our excursions are carried out in a responsible manner.
What to bring:
- Good hiking shoes/boots
- Sun protection (hat, sun lotion)
- Warm top & rain jacket
- Water: 1.5 litres per person
- Face mask / Buff
- Hand sanitizer
- Headlamp for the first 15 minutes
|Age restriction||Family friendly|
|Refund policy||Refunds allowed (view policy)|