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Suikerboschfontein, Carolina

Mar 18, 2022

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Suikerboschfontein, Carolina

We aim to provide a gay, lesbian and straight-friendly hiking environment for anyone and everyone to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in the company of like-minded friends.

Suikerboschfontein, Carolina

Mar 18, 2022


2022 will be full of new activities for Dayhikers:

There will often be more than one event in a month to provide choice and variety from extreme events to easy walks to enjoy the surroundings in good company.

2021's first Drakensburg visit saw all 38 of us scaling the chain ladder up the Crack and down the Mudslide off a chain at Royal Natal, a total ascent of 600m. It is surprising what can be achieved in a group and the companionship over a few days is hard to beat.

Suikerboschfontein, (18 March, Glenn) this trail is the first multi-day event of the year, a very popular venue last visited by us in 2018

Magoebaskloof, (29 April, Hantie) already advertised; a slightly tougher forested trail much sought after.

Drakensberg Cathedral Peak, (6 August,Glenn) 4 day visit including 900m Peak ascent.

In order to reserve your place at any of these events you will need to:

Tell us which Sunday hikes or trails you have completed without difficulty.

Pay now since all these venues fill up quickly. Check Upcoming hikes on our website frequently for details and changes.

Upcoming hikes — The Day Hiking Group (dayhikers.co.za)

Contact Glenn Stacey on ggstacey@hotmail.com or 074 621 5292 for more information about the event.

We arrive at Rooikrans on Friday then hike 10km to Oom Japie on Saturday and then 10km to Rooikrans again on Sunday. At this point you may want to drive 3hrs home (the pot-holed part still in daylight) or stay the night and enjoy daywalks on Monday. This will affect the cost.

You need to arrange your own transport and food. The units are self-catering and only beds, mattresses and cooking facilities are provided. The bathrooms have flush toilets and warm water is provided by “donkey” fired boilers. Fire wood, cooking facilities, hiking sticks, candles and small gas stoves are also provided. Hikers must bring their own sleeping bags, food and drinks and a torch to light the way to the bathrooms at night. The trails with GREENFLAG accreditation are scientifically designed and expertly laid out to meet the needs of hikers and also conserve the area.

And so this is what you need to do:

email bookings@fagalavoet.co.za  Specify nights 18, 19, 20 March for Suikerbosfontein starting at Rooikrans hut and whether you want slackpacking which may cost more. You may not want the third night. Mention that you are with Dayhikers or the Stacey group since they are holding 20 places for us for a just a short while. Then let me know (ggstacey@hotmail.com) two activities you have completed with Dayhikers and details of your booking with full names and cellphone numbers of all who have booked with you so I can include you all in the WhatsApp group to receive updates.

Bookings / Besprekings

 

Fagala Voet

Nadia   082 776 5540

Wayne   081 894 9802

bookings@fagalavoet.co.za

Remember

Good hiking shoes, hat, sun block, at least 2lt of water, snacks

When

Mar 18, 2022

Where

Suikerboschfontein, Carolina

Click here for directions

Fee

R220 per night + Slackpack + R10 cash clubfee per person

Includes R10 club fee

Lunch

Packed lunch

Intensity

able to do all Sunday hikes

10km per day with some steep gradients

GPS Coordinates


-25.955688, 30.261561

Please Note


We suggest taking directions as well as the GPS coordinates, as Google Maps/Garmin might lead you astray.

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Directions

Head for the Rooikrans camp

 

 

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