Hey all here is just a quick update with regards to climbing at Rocklands:
First up just to let you all know you require a permit to climb at Rocklands (even at the Campground boulders). The cost of this permit is now R70 per person per day. This 100% increase (it used to be R35 per person per day) happened mid April (just in time for the climbing season!!!). It has been sugested that if climbers have an issue with this insane increase that they address there concerns to the Porterville CNC office via fax 022 931 2913 or via e-mail Porterville@cnc.org.za
The Wild Card which can be obtained from the Porterville (or on the net at http://www.capenature.org.za/index.php?fArticleId=10
office for a meare R195 per person covers the permit fees so it's worthwhile to invest in one if you plan to climb there for more than 3 days. Our foreign friends will have to cough up R600 more for a card.
The campsite is R100 per day for the site which allows for 6 people per site.
There is also some camping further down the road at Klein Kliphuis for R25 per person per night although I think the space there is limited and it is just not as nice as the Kliphuis campsite. The person contact for Klein Kliphuis in Joan Penburthy on 027-482-2564.
I'm currently not sure what is happening with Alpha Excelcior or what the prices are etc.(Guy?)
That's as much as I have. If anyone has some more info please post it.