Phadeng Peak Hike

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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:
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Also known as:Pha Daeng Peak Hike
 
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Environment type:forest, jungle, limestone, mountain
Location type:rural, town, village

What can we see or do there?

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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Laotian Kip (LAK)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (non-resident)LAK20,000

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:2 hours
 
Busiest day(s):
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High season:November to March
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Language(s):Lao
Timezone:UTC+07:00
Country calling code:856

How can we get there?

Coordinates:20.56608, 102.61848
 
Geographical feature:Nam Ou River
 
Start location:the main road in
End location:the main road in
 
Transportation type:boat
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The Directions

It is almost impossible to get lost on this hike. The locals have done a good job of maintaining the path. Just keep heading upwards and you’ll reach the top in 40 to 70 minutes (depending on your speed and level of fitness – and how hot the day is!).
 
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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:2 to 3km
Altitude:
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Top Descriptions

This is a short but steep hike that takes you from the town of up to the the overlooks the town. This is one of the more popular activities in the town, and the round trip shouldn’t take you longer than 2 hours, and for the clearest views then morning is probably best.
 
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Top Tips

Come here for a bird’s eye view of .
The up can be hot, especially in March, April and May. Consider starting early to avoid some of the heat.
There’s an open shelter at the that would make for an excellent picnic stop.
 
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Muizenberg to Silvermine Reservoir Hike

Hike:Muizenberg to Silvermine Reservoir Hike
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Name in local script:
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Environment type:creek, estuary, mountain, reservoir, ocean
Location type:city, rural, town

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:doormouse, rock hyrax
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultZAR50
child (under 12)ZAR25
bus (13- to 43-seater)ZAR190
bus (43-seater+)ZAR450
 
Extras:Average Cost:
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:3 hours, 30 minutes
 
Busiest day(s):
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High season:December, January
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How can we get in contact?

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Telephone:0217 018 692
 
Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
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Geographical feature:Table Mountain National Park
 
Start location:Camp Road,
End location:
 
Transportation type:Train
Route number:
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The Directions

Follow Camp Road (to the right of Muizenberg Park) until you reach a set of steps, which you’ll need to follow up to Boyes Drive. Once you get to Boyes Drive, turn left and pretty immediately on your right you’ll see a trailhead carved out of the wall.
 
There should be a Table Mountain National Park sign here for Peck’s Valley. Take the immediate right and follow the trail up in between St James’s Peak and Muizenberg Peak. There may be a few deviations, but as long as you stick to the path heading up between the two mountains, you will be fine (if memory serves you’ll take another right and then a left, but it’s quite obvious). It should take no more than 40 minutes to reach the plateaux.
 
Shortly after reaching the top you’ll come to a four-way junction. There will be a small sign on the floor indicating that the right turn will take you to the , but you’ll want to continue straight ahead towards Exit Gate 2. You’ll want to stick on this path until you take a left skirting the large fenced off area. You’ll then want to take a right at the first T-junction followed by another right at the T-junction after that. Both turnings should be signposted for either Exit Gate 2 or the Steenberg Peak (or both). You can’t really go wrong as long as you cross over the range.
 
Once at the top of Steenberg Peak, you should be able to see a long road in the distance leading straight into the . That’s where you’re headed. Continue over and down Steenberg Peak towards the main road (M64). Once you reach the road, you’ll have to walk along it for about 10 minutes. Unfortunately, the road is quite busy and fast, so do be careful, and veer left across the scrub as soon as you can to reach the entrance gate. All in all, it should have taken you a little under 2 hours to get this far.
 
Once you’ve paid your ticket, take the immediate left and then after about 5 minutes a right. You’ll know you’ve taken the correct turning if you come across a sign for the Silvermine River Walk. From here it’s a straightforward and pretty casual hour’s walk to the . To return to , you could either go the full slog and walk back the way you came, or an Uber from the gate shouldn’t cost you more than ZAR90.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:10km
Altitude:50m to 537m

Top Descriptions

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Top Tips

Consider taking a small detour to the if you’ve got the time for some pretty impressive views!
Bring some swimwear along for the . It’s a popular spot to braai and swim.
Keep an ear out for the preachers letting the whole world know their faith out as you come down Steenberg Peak ;).
 
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Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge Hike

Hike:Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge Hike
Location: > > > Table Mountain National Park
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The Hike

What should we know?

Name in local script:Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge Hike
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Environment type:lake, forest, mountain, ocean
Location type:city, national park, rural

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:Maclear’s Beacon,
 
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Animals:rock hyrax
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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Extras:Average Cost:
ZAR60

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:4 hours, 30 minutes
 
Busiest day(s):
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High season:December, January
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Telephone:0217 120 527
 
Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
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Geographical feature:Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain National Park
 
Start location:
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Transportation type:
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The Directions

Gate 2 of the is the closest point to the trailhead for the Skeleton Gorge. From here, you’ll want to walk forwards for no more than 5 minutes to the Fragrance Garden, at which point you should see a sign pointing right to the Smuts Track and Skeleton Gorge.
 
Follow the Smuts Track/Skeleton Gorge for about an hour to the top. This is a steep ascent, but it’s shaded by plenty of forest – which means no views at first. After about 20 minutes you’ll come to a set of five ladders which very quickly lead into a rocky and steep riverbed. There isn’t a clear trail here, but it’s easy enough (if you’re able) to scramble up to the top.
 
Once at the top you’ll be confronted with a T junction. Take the right track which will lead you to another T junction, and again take that right track too. You’ll know if you’ve gone wrong because you’ll come to a sandy path leading to a lake and so you’ll have to turn back. Once you’re on the correct track you should be granted with excellent views towards False Bay as you head up towards Maclear’s Beacon.
 
It’s about an hour from the top of Skeleton Gorge to Maclear’s Beacon. You’ll only reach two major intersections on your way there. The first is obvious and signposted; you just need to keep going straight. The second is when you reach a strange rock that makes for an obvious landmark. Here you’ll see at least two if not three paths, but you’ll want to take the one heading right and up to Maclear’s Beacon.
 
From Maclear’s Beacon take an immediate left. The path gets a little uncertain here, but just follow the yellow footprints. It’s an easy (and flat) 45-minute walk from here to the . You’ll pass the turnoff for the Platteklip Gorge along the way but just go past that for now so you can explore all the view points around the .
 
When you’ve had quite enough of the views, head back towards the Plattaklip Gorge turnoff. The turning will be on your left heading steeply down into the gorge. From here, you’ll take a steep track down heading towards the signposted Tafelberg Road. Towards the bottom, take a left towards the signposted cable-car lower station along a path that skirts the mountain (and provides just a tad more shade). All in all, the route down shouldn’t take you more than an hour and a half.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:12km
Altitude:100 to 1,000m

Top Descriptions

The Skeleton Gorge to Platteklip Gorge hike is probably one of the most popular routes in Table Mountain National Park, and it’s not hard to see why. The hike starts in the beautiful before ascending steeply through shady forests and rocky riverbeds, all the while away from the tourist hordes of . Once at the top, the views are breathtaking, and there’s a pleasant ridge hike to Maclear’s Beacon before continuing on to the busy but nevertheless stunning . The hike down is also rather dramatic, and the atmosphere somewhat more electric thanks to the popularity of this section of the hike. Overall, this is a truly memorable hike in one of the most pleasant cities in the world. – Daniel
 
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Top Tips

While the Skeleton Gorge offers plenty of shade, the Platteklip Gorge is extremely exposed. If you’re doing this on a hot day, come prepared! If it’s really hot, you might even want to consider doing this route in reverse so that you can be shaded on the way down.
Although the Platteklip Gorge turnoff is before the , you should still go all the way to it just for the views. If you’ve come this far, why miss out on the ?
Expect the beginning of the hike to be fairly quiet and for things to get progressively busier as the day goes on. The Platteklip Gorge descent can bottleneck a little!
 
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Muizenberg Peak to St James Peak Hike

NameMuizenberg Peak to St James’s Peak Hike
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Environment type:estuary, fynbos, mountain, ocean
Location type:city, town, Table Mountain National Park

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:,
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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Extras:Average Cost:
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:2 hours, 30 minutes
 
Busiest day(s):
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High season:December, January
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Usually closed:
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Telephone:
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Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
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Geographical feature:Table Mountain National Park
 
Start location:Camp Road,
End location:Camp Road,
 
Transportation type:Train
Route number:
Nearest stop:

The Directions

Follow Camp Road (to the right of Muizenberg Park) until you reach a set of steps, which you’ll need to follow up to Boyes Drive. Once you get to Boyes Drive, turn left and pretty immediately on your right you’ll see a trailhead carved out of the wall.
 
There should be a Table Mountain National Park sign here for Peck’s Valley. Take the immediate right and follow the trail up in between St James’s Peak and Muizenberg Peak. There may be a few deviations, but as long as you stick to the path heading up between the two mountains, you will be fine (if memory serves you’ll take another right and then a left, but it’s quite obvious). It should take no more than 40 minutes to reach the plateaux.
 
Shortly after reaching the top you’ll come to a four-way junction. There will be a small sign on the floor indicating that the right turn will take you to the and the left will take you to St James’s Peak (where you’ll head later). Follow the trail to Muizenberg Peak upwards for about 20 minutes and then return the way you came. You’ll know you’re at the very peak when you see a white bollard. The views from here are quite impressive!
 
Return back to the four way junction and cross directly over towards . It should only take about 30 or so minutes between the two peaks. Again, the peak has a white bollard indicating the top (although there is actually a higher portion of St James’s peak set back from the cliff-side viewpoint).
 
After enjoying the viewpoint, you’ll want to start heading down the mountain. The turn off to go down was a left just before you reached St James’s white bollard. From here it’s a pretty obvious journey down and it shouldn’t take you longer than another 40 minutes. This section of the route is called Bailey’s Kloof. If you’ve taken the right route back onto Boyes Drive, you should see a sign telling you so! To return to Camp Road, follow Boyes Drive until you reach the stone steps again on your left.

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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:6 kilometers
Altitude:500+ metres

Top Descriptions

This is a simple loop hike that takes you from the town of , up to the , across to the and then back down to the town. If you’re in good shape and don’t linger too much, you should be able to do this between 2 and 3 hours, and there’s some truly excellent views along the way.
 
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Top Tips

If you need a reason to visit and you like the outdoors, this would be it.
For such a casual hike, the views on offer here are quite impressive. There’s not shade or facilities up there though, so be sure to bring supplies!
 
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General costs
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Recommendation
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Safety
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Value for money
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Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
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Picnicking
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Swimming
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Adrenaline
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Awe
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
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Quality
2
Recommendation
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Returnability
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Backpackers
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Popularity
1
Tour groups
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Tourists
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Air quality
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Altitude
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Human factor
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Awe
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Beauty
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Panorama
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Changeability
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Drought
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Humidity
1
Rain
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Location
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Signs
1
Trails
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Ticket costs
1
Value for money
1
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1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Landslides
1
Malaria
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Robbery
1
Wild dogs
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Quality
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Equipment (hiking)
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1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
1
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Safety
1
Safety equipment (need)
1
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Swellendam-Bontebok National Park Hike

Swellendam-Bontebok National Park Hike

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Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, river
Location type:highway, rural, town, village

What can we see or do there?

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Animals:angulate tortoise, bontebok, cape cobra, field mouse, southern rock agama
Birds:blue crane, denham’s bustard

How much will it cost us?

Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
 
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ZAR18 - 100
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 hours
 
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Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:Bontebok National Park, Breede River, Langeberg Mountain Range
 
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The Directions

From , head down Voortrek Street away from the mountains and out of town. Stick on this road for about 30 minutes until you come to a major crossroads intersecting the R60 (the crossroads is just after the Old Mill Guest House). Take a left here onto the R60. This is a main road without much of a path, so do be cautious here and walk on the verge.
 
Shortly after crossing the Kornlands river you’ll come to a right turning down an industrial street. You can either take this turning or take the main road ahead running parallel, but we prefer the former as it has less traffic and more of a path. Walk down this street for about 20 minutes until you come to the second left turning (Stroom Street). Take this turning and walk to the end where you will intersect the main highway. Cross this highway diagonally onto Production Street and you should see the a little way up on the right. It should have taken you about an hour to get this far.
 
Head into the park for about 10 minutes up to the where you’ll have to buy your tickets and sign in. Then continue along this main road for about 30 minutes until you get to the . From here you’ll want to follow the river left onto the , which is set back a little above the river. It should take you about an hour to complete the pleasant which then connects with the and on to the – all are well signposted. Shortly after connecting to these trails you’ll want to take a left turn at a small T-junction. The is a loop so you’ll return to this spot later from the other direction.
 
Within 15 minutes on the , connect on to the . You’ll have to walk through Lang Elsie’s Kraal Rest Camp to find the start of this trail. Very quickly you’ll reach an intersection with Lang Elsie’s Kraal ruins in front of you. Head left here onto the loop – this will afford you the best views of the mountains and the river below. It’s about 45 minutes around the loop to return you back to this point.
 
Once finished with the , return the way you came back on to the , this time taking the left turning to complete the loop. You’ll then want to head back to the Start of the Trails – where the begins/ends. From here, you can either return the way you came to the , or you can follow the main road alongside the . After about 45 minutes or so, this road will take you back to the , from where you can return to the way you came.
 
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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:22km
Altitude:120 to 200m

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Top Tips

If you’re lucky, you’ll see some wildlife on this route – particularly bontebok. Watch out for angulate tortoises, and definitely keep your eye out for snakes. We saw a Cape Cobra on the so you might want to consider wearing boots and trousers.
The is a lovely place to swim and take a break. Perhaps set off in the morning and time it right to have your lunch here ;).
There’s a little shade on the , but other than that this is a hot walk on a clear summer’s day. Be prepared for it.
 
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Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve)

Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike

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Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, pine
Location type:nature reserve, rural, village

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adult (hiking)ZAR40
 
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:6 hours, 15 minutes
 
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Telephone:0285 141 410
 
Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:27

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Geographical feature:Langeberg Mountain Range,
 
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The Directions

From the , head straight along the main road towards Doktersbos. After a short while you’ll see a junction with four different turnings. From left to right, take the third road (there should be a small sign pointing toward Doktersbos and Twaalfuurkop). Stick on this road for about 25 minutes more until you reach Doktersbos. You should see a sign pointing right up a trail toward Twaalfuurkop peak. Take this trail.
 
Within 20 minutes you’ll come to a T-junction. Don’t continue on to Plaat East (you can return to the this way later, however) but take the left up to Twaalfuurkop. From this junction it’s between 2 to 2 and half steep hours to the very top. After about two hours you should reach the first peak with Twaalfuurkop’s main peak immediately to your left. It’s only about 20 minutes to the summit from here, so if you’re feeling tired don’t worry!
 
Follow the trail over the peak to the backside of the mountain where the wind is stronger and the views are pretty spectacular. You’ll want to be heading left towards Twaalfuurkop’s main summit, but it’s easy to get a little lost here. Make sure you keep an eye out for the painted yellow footprints guiding your way. You’ll know when you’ve made it because you’ll reach a nondescript sign and the end of the up!
 
To return, either head back exactly the way you came, or when you reach the T-junction you passed earlier you could head left onto Plaat East. It’s only a little longer to return this way. You’ll need to cross a small stream and then turn left off this trail fairly quickly towards the and parking. You’ll need to take two to three more turnings down this route, but all of them are signposted back to the office and the parking area and it’s difficult to get lost here. From the T-junction, expect this leg of the journey to take just over an hour.
 
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What are the numbers and averages?

Distance:12km
Altitude:120 to 1,426m

Top Descriptions

Twaalfuurkop is one of the most accessible peaks in the , but that doesn’t make it an easy day hike by any means. Expect a fairly gruelling ascent to the top of the two peaks through woodland, scrub and streams and then rocky environments. Even at a quick pace you’ll still need 6 hours or so to complete the round trip, and if you’re looking to head deeper into the reserve then there’s plenty of opportunity for that. It’s windy at the top though, so come well prepared. – Daniel
 
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At 1,426m (and with a 1,200m ascent), Twaalfuurkop is no casual walk. Don’t forget to pick up a free map from the !
Expect the trail to be steep, fairly strenuous, a little overgrown in places and completely empty. At one point, you’ll need to make use of a chain that’s been attached to the rocks, and there are a quite a few places where you’ll need to do a bit more gentle climbing than strenuous hiking ;).
We were told that it’s quite possible to drink the stream water here. However, the water had a brown tinge when we were there and so we avoided doing so.
Watch out for the small but nasty looking spiders that like to build their webs across the paths. A small stick might help out here.
 
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