Cape Town – Outdoors Guide 22Jan

Little Lion’s Head

Sat 23 Jan

R20

A nice challenge to reach a lovely view spot at the beacon. Some rock scrambling towards the top. Stay near the top and have tea if not into scrambling and wait for us to come back. Bring a head torch (sunset 19.57) Rain and low cloud cancels. cash visitors fee for non-members

Johan Harzenberg on 071 687 0645

 

Frontal Contour Path (Beginner’s Sunset Hike)

Sun 24 Jan

A moderately easy hike there and back to the lookout on the Contour Path, overlooking Cape Town and Camps Bay to watch the rise of the full moon. Maybe we’ll walk a bit along the Contour Path. Bring food, some hot drink and torches / head lamps. Rain cancels. R20 cash visitors fee for non-members. Please don’t leave any valuables in your car.

Sam Greyvenstein on 082 498 0361

 

Hout Bay Corner
Sun 24 Jan

This is a relatively short but interesting and unusual scramble (C graded!) up the south-western corner of the Twelve Apostles chain overlooking both Hout Bay and Llandudno. Views are spectacular.

Hike is limited to 12 people.

Please book with Lorrimer at lorrimer@esselaar.co.za

 

Steenberg Peaks & Abdullah’s Cave

Sat 30 Jan

Up over Higher Steinberg Peak and down the other side toward Lakeside Ridge. We find Abdullah’s Cave continuing to the top of Lower Steenberg Peak, then descend going south-east along a gentler route past Higher Steenberg Peak, returns us to the parking lot. Rain cancels

Larry Jenkins: aljie@cybersmart.co.za or 021 712 7759

 

Around Lion’s Head (Beginners Hike)
Sun 30 Jan

Come and enjoy an easy hike with beautiful views. Drinks (dinner) afterwards at Cocoa Oola (www.cocoa.co.za) in Kloof Street and De Lorentz Street. Bring head light, 1L water, friends, an umbrella in case of rain and extra clothes for after the hike.

Sam Greyvenstein on 082 498 0361

 

Steenberg Peaks & Abdullah’s Cave

Sat 30 Jan

Up over Higher Steinberg Peak and down the other side toward Lakeside Ridge. We find Abdullah’s Cave on the side of the ridge, continue to the top, called Lower Steenberg Peak, then follow a descending path going south-east. Proceeding along a gentler route past Higher Steenberg Peak returns us to the parking lot. Rain cancels. +- 4 hours

Larry Jenkins :aljie@cybersmart.co.za or 021 712 7759

 

The Boulders Penguin Colony

Welcome to paradise: penguins and beautiful beaches in a seaside village. Penguins live almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere, but yes, you will also find them in South Africa, in the seaside village Simon’s Town in False Bay between Fish Hoek and Cape Point – an easy hour‘s drive from Cape Town. 

February – March: 8am – 6.30pm
April – September: 8am – 5pm
October – November: 8am – 6.30pm

December – January: 7am – 7.30pm
Conservation fee: Adults, R45 adults; children under the age of 12, R20 @ free entrance for WILD card holders.

Sanparks, Tel: (021) 786 2329

 

The Company’s Garden
Featuring a historical city park, a rose garden, a fish pond, an aviary & numerous trees of botanical and historical significance.

Summer: 7am – 7pm & Winter: 7am – 6pm

Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521

De Waal Park
A cool retreat in summer, dogs delight in the pond around the Victorian fountain while the children enjoy themselves in the playground.

Open daily @ 8am – 6pm

Upper Orange Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521

Trafalgar Park
This park is situated in Woodstock & is a safe place for children to play.

Open Daily: 8am – 6pm

Corner Victoria Road & Searle Street, Woodstock, Tel: (021) 400 3031

Arderne Gardens

The Arderne Gardens, with its Japanese garden, shady glades and romantic nooks, conjures up happy memories for many Capetonians as a place to bring young children or take precious wedding photographs.

Open Daily @ 9am – 4pm

Main Street, Claremont, Tel: (021) 689 4185

Rondebosch Park
This is an open park with big trees, and features a variety of flora. There are pathways for gentle walks and its lawns provide ample space for picnics.

Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm

Corner Campground Road & Sandown Roads, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 689 4185

Maynardville Park
This district park features rolling expanses of lawn populated with trees and a vibrant eco-system of birds. The garden includes the famous Maynardville open-air theatre. There is also a water feature and children’s playground.

Opening hours: daily 8am – 6pm
Corner Church & Wolfe Street | Wynberg | Cape Town | +27 (0)21 689 4185

Wynberg Park
Wynberg Park is where the spring of the Krakeelwater River begins. This district park features a conifer garden, children’s playground, duck pond, lawns, and ideal for walking dogs, picnics and braais.

Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm

Corner Klaassens & Trovato Link Roads, Wynberg, Tel: (021) 689 4185


Durbanville Rose Garden
This district park is a historical site, and is also home to numerous farm graves. It features 500 varieties of rose bushes. Visitors and tourists are invited to enjoy tea among the rose bushes at the park’s Tea Room on Sundays during flowering season.
Size: 1.5 hectares
Opening daily @ daily 8am – 6pm
Durban Road, Durbanville, Tel: (021) 970 3129

 

Abseil Africa

Enjoy a 112m controlled decent from the top of Table Mountain, not only experience a surge of adrenalin but also witness Cape Town’s beautiful beaches and breathtaking views from above.

R695pp (excluding cable car fee)

www.abseilafrica.co.za, Tel: (021) 424 4760

 

City Rock

When the weather is keeping you inside, go to CityROCK, one of Cape Town’s indoor climbing gyms. With its bouldering cave, lead wall, and 10m high climbing area you won’t even know it’s raining outside. 

21 Anson Street, Observatory, Tel: (021) 447 1326

 

Fynbos Horse Trails

Enjoy a full or half day guided horse tour through the beautiful vineyards beneath the Hawequa Mountains. 

www.fynbostrails.com, Tel: 082 3358132

 

Skydive

Take the leap & experience Cape Town’s beauty from a bird’s eye view.

Tel: 082 8006290, www.skydivecapetown.za.net

Shark Zone

The Company specialises in shark cage diving and viewing tours, who pride themselves on service and the best price guarantee.

Tel: 082 8944979, www.sharkzone.co.za