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Boland Overnight Mountain Hike - A Great Experience

Franschoek

Mountaineering
Mountaineering
Nature
Nature
Backpacking
Backpacking
Extended Mountain Hikes
Boland Overnight Mountain Hike - A Great Experience

Franschoek-South Africa

Hike one of the Western Cape's famous overnight mountain routes through fabulous landscapes and fascinating geological features and formations of the Cape supergroup. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the spectacular mountain Fynbos ecosystems. 

DAY 01

Nuweberg to Landdroskop/Shamrock Lodge via the Sphinx Trail

  • 07:30 am - Meet at and depart from the Nuweberg Conservation offices.Parking for vehicles are available in a dedicated area.

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  • The start of the route leads up and through a section of Pine plantation until the start of the Sphinx trail, which is a 12 km route up and into the mountains to either one of the 2 huts available / booked for the group.


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The amazing scenery up in the mountains.

  • The hike is roughly a 5-hour walk and eventually ends at one of the 2 overnight huts, either Landroskop Hut or Sharock Lodge.Here we will unload our back packs, have a quick snack, and go for a short exploratory walk in the area before returning in time for supper.

Shamrock Lodge

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DAY 02

Depart from Landroskop/Shamrock Hut to Boesmanskloof Hut

  • 06:00 am - Wake up, Breakfast, and packing up.

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  • 07:30 am - Depart to Boesmanskloof Hut via Poffaddernek:  17.2km

  • The day's trail follows the service jeep track down the mountain for a while, before it heads off over the  Sonderend River and on to the single track! It then winds its way all along the valley of Noordekloof (Northern Ravine) up to a neck, Poffaddernek (Puff Adder Neck) that looks down a deep ravine called Bobbejaanskloof (Baboon's Ravine).

  • At the bottom, after a 5 km hike is the next hut, Boesmanskloof Hut.


Landroskop to Boesmanskloof Hut


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Bobbejaanskloof


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DAY 03

Depart from Boesmanskloof Hut back to Nuweberg via Orchard Trail

  • 06:00 am - Wake up, Breakfast, and packing up.

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  • 07:30 am - Depart to Nuweberg via the Orchard Trail: 14.2 km

Boesmanskloof Hut back to Nuweberg

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  • Return to Nuweberg and starting point around 16:30 pm.


  • 850.00 ZAR Per Person (* 1 Night (Max 15 People))
  • 1250.00 ZAR Per Person (* 2 Nights (Max 15 People))
  • 1500.00 ZAR Per Person (* 3 Nights (Max 15 People))

Included in the fees are:

  • Booking arrangements.

  • Nature Reserve's Conservation fees for each day.

  • Accommodation fees per night.

  • All guiding and interpretation.

Hiking requirements, necessities, and a list of important items to pack and bring:

  • Proper Hiking Backpack.(Fitted and tested before coming on the hike.Make sure it suites body type and shape and sits comfortably.Try it out with weight before.)

  • Keep all items lightweight.

  • Food for 2/3 days.(Ensure lightweight packaging and as much dried or desiccated foods.)

  • Snacks.(Nuts, Biltong, energy bars, etc.)

  • Small hiking gas stove and cooking utensils.

  • Water, at least 1.5 litres (1 or 2 bottle(s).We will be able to fill water bottle along the streams)

  • Game or any energy drink mix.

  • Clothing and warm sleeping gear.(1x Warm long track suit pants for sleeping in)

  • A good pair of hiking boots and at least 2 pairs of spare socks.(1 pair on the feet and 2 in the backpack).

  • 2x Comfortable hiking pants and shirt.(1 pair on body and 1 pair in a back pack)

  • 1x Rain Jacket/waterproof anorak.

  • 1x Warm fleece, jacket or Jersey.

  • 1x Hat.(Beany and gloves good idea but optional)

  • 1x Sleeping bag.

  • 1x good torch.

  • Toiletries (Only the minimal of toiletries to reduce the weight of backpack.(Small toothpaste tube and toothbrush, hairbrush, etc.)

  • Small towel.

  • First Aid Kit (Guide will have First Aid Kit as well).

  • Any personal medicine(s).

Franschoek

Mountaineering
Mountaineering
Nature
Nature
Backpacking
Backpacking
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