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TMNP:The Hoerikwaggo Trails

Agulhas, Bontebok, Table Mountain, Tankwa Karoo, West Coast
joubege
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Re: Hoerikwaggo - Orangekloof section (start times)

Unread post by joubege » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:26 pm

Thanks,

I received a call from SANParks, they start at 8am (normally), we opted not to go on the hike this time due to the current weather conditions, but will definitely be doing the hike in fuutre. I believe this is going to become one of the major tourist activities in Cape Town in future!

Rgds,

Gerhard.

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hoerikwagga downhills on red hill to silvermine section

Unread post by Tjakie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:36 pm

I know I can phone the trail booking office about this, but as I never have time during working hours, I wonder if someone can give me an indication how much downhill walking there is on the first two days of the 4 day Hoerikwagga trail, that is from Red Hill through Slangkop to Silvermine. I have done the last two days before (Orangekloof section, starting at Silvermine), and so a comparison with those two days (worse for downhills, less downhills etc) would also be helpful. (I have a bit of an ITB problem (side of my knee) which gives me problems going downhill). I know I could also go find a map at a specialist shop before the hike but again I just do not find time to do so during office hours. Info from people who have done the hike would be appreciated.

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Re: hoerikwagga downhills on red hill to silvermine section

Unread post by gladi7 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:25 am

Hi, from Redhill to Slangkop about half the trail is on even ground... but there will be some downhill walking from Kleinplaas dam to Ocean View, but in my opinion it's a gradual decent so it shouldn't be too hard on your knee. However the last 30mins or so from the mountain above Kommetjie to the Slangkop tented camp is a little bit steeper downhill though. I can imagine that it will affect your knee somewhat.

I have no idea what the route looks like from Slangkop to Silvermine, but I think it is more uphill and even walking than anything else.

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Re: hoerikwagga downhills on red hill to silvermine section

Unread post by Tjakie » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:47 pm

Thanks for your reply, did the trail in the meantime and it was not too bad on the knees. More uphill (Chapmans Peak etc) than downhill. All of the camps are lovely!

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Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by pva » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:48 am

Hello,

I didn't understand from the description of Hoerikwaggo Trails camp - is it accessible by car, or it's strictly for hikers? I couldn't find any directions to this camp (Orangekloof Tents in particular).

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Peter

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Re: Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by p@m » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:06 pm

I think (but not certain) that it's only for hikers :hmz:

Ok -- now this is really confusing

Hoerikwaggo Tented Camps

Fall asleep under a myriad stars and awake to the healing sounds of nature. Our picturesque and comfortable tented camps, situated in unrivalled natural surroundings offer the ideal getaway.

Careful planning, use of invasive alien timber and innovative layout and design ensure minimum environmental impact.

Important information: All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms. Guests need to provide their own bedding and towels. Each camp accommodates a maximum of 12 people. All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas.


Whereas the Hoerikwaggo Trail is definately hiking :hmz:

Will try to get some clarity .....

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Re: Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by Lesego » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:50 am

Morning :)

I will find out for you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by p@m » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:27 pm

I will find out for you


Thank you Lesego :thumbs_up: The info on the home page is very ambiguous.

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Re: Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by Lesego » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:07 am

The Hoerikwaggo Tented Camps fall part of the Hoerikwaggo Trail (a 5 day hike from Cape Point to Table Mountain). The tented camps are dotted along the route as overnight accommodation for those doing the hike, and also just using the camps as separate accommodation.

It is not necessary to book to do the hike, only the accommodation need be booked. Orange Kloof tented camp falls in a restricted area of the park and is therefore only open to those who have booked the accommodation. Booking Orangekloof Tented Camp also acts as one’s permit to hike in this restricted area of the park. If not staying over at Orangekloof, a permit is required to hike this section.

For more information please read here :)
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Re: Hoerikwaggo Trails camp

Unread post by pva » Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:22 pm

So I assume these camps are accessible by car, at least this is what Sanparks website says now.

I'm trying to choose in which camp to stay - Orange Kloof, Silvermine or Slangkop. Anyone stayed in these camps? What is the main difference between them? According to the pictures they are all beautiful, especially the first two.

Thank you.
Peter

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Approx time guidlines for the Hoerikwaggo Trail Daily?

Unread post by liindseyyves » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:40 pm

Hi my husband and I are very fit but haven't hiked in awhile and are doing the Trail, and yes I know we will be sore as nothing compares to just getting out there. Can anyone advise us on approximate guidelines for the length of hiking and terrain each day so that we are able to take in the views and literally be able to walk the next day..Tks :think:

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Re: Approx time guidlines for the Hoerikwaggo Trail Daily?

Unread post by MATTHYS » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:53 pm

Hi and a warm welcome to the forums, Liindseyyves.
Have you read the info here ?

If you did and still need more info, I hope that other Hoerikwaggo Trailers will assist you.
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TMNP:The Hoerikwaggo Trails

Unread post by Paulkhan » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:09 pm

MATTHYS wrote:Hi and welcome to the forums, Albertjv.

Your query has been forwarded to SANParks PR.

Hi
I am new to this, I am planning to visit Cape Town next March , and would like to undertake Hoerikwaggo 5 day trek on in TMNP, I would appreciate some advice please.

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Re: Silver Mines Braai

Unread post by lion queen » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Hi paulkhan and a warm welcome to the forum!

Have a look at this topic.........TMNP:The Hoerikwaggo Trails

or on the main page

Hoerikwaggo Trails

I do hope this helps. Enjoy your visit to CT!!
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough - Mae West

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Re: TMNP:The Hoerikwaggo Trails

Unread post by dekokerd » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:47 am

Can anyone please guide on when the Hoerikwaggo trails will be operational again after the fires, and when trail bookings can commence?


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