Day Hike, Uitkyk Hiking Trail, Magaliesburg, Sunday, 9th August 2020 (Monday Public Holiday)

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Sun Aug 9, 07:00 - Sun Aug 9, 13:00
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Uitkyk Hiking Trail

About

The Uitkyk trail is a loop up the northern slopes of the mountains in the vicinity of the hartbeespoort dam bordering the Magaliesberg Protected Natural Environment (MPNE).


The Uitkyk Trail is one of the few areas where the public have access to the Magaliesberg mountain range. The steep and demanding trail rewards hikers with a spectacular view of the Hartbeespoort Dam. The trail ascends 440 meters. That is more than one and a half times the height of the Hillbrow Tower! As the terrain is extreme, it is only suitable for fit, experienced hikers with appropriate footwear.


There is a fenced car park with toilets and showers at the start/finish point. To begin with, the path follows the contours around a wooden koppie and crosses the main road through a tunnel. From there access is gained to the mountain peak. The trail follows a route over varied topography from high grassland, through extensive natural woodland, down rocky kloofs and up the mountain

slopes.


Trail: 8km / Challenging

Register: 6.30 / Briefing: 7.45 / Start Hike: 8.00

Gates will be closed from 7.30 am. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED IN AFTER 7.30 am.

If you don’t arrive before 7.30 am, we will lock the gate and leave without you.

All participants are encouraged to be at the venue 7.00 to have ample time for final preparations, registration and hike briefing. Ensure to bring enough water. At least 2+ liters per person.


Fitness:

You are required to have an intermediate level of fitness for most of the hikes (4km/hr. or 14min/km).


How to find us:

We will meet in the Parking Lot. The code for the lock to the parking lot will be shared on the WhatsApp group prior to the day of the hike.


COVID-19 Rules:

Only 4 people per group. Maintain at least 2 meters between hikers. Wear a face mask or buff. No physical contact.


Indemnity:

By buying a ticket you accept you indemnify Start Hiking Today and the EVENT LEADERS against any claim which you or your family or our VENUE OWNERS may have

in respect of any loss, damage or personal injury, death, medical or hospital expenses, or any other liability of any nature whatsoever which may be caused by or arise out of the activities of the Club, irrespective of whether such accident, damage, expenses or other losses or injury is caused by negligence or any act or omission on the part of members of the Club. You further agree to abide by the Constitution as well as the Rules and Regulations of the Start Hiking Today.


Refunds:

NO REFUNDS - Substitutes at no cost allowed. Activity dependent on weather and/or water conditions.


Contact : Sandra / 083 461 6102 / [email protected] / www.starthikingtoday.com

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