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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:04 am 
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Go hike in the Drakensberg - you will pay a fee for hiking on paths that are not maintained while a bunch of fat rangers sit down the bottom collecting fees, & the irony - if you get into trouble the Mountain Club & the Air force will rescue you :thumright

Let's face it - we pay for lots of things we get no value from - the roads are full of potholes, the hospitals are barely functional & the rescue services are stretched thin. It's all just a form of redistribution & acceptance may lead to the path of enlightenment- or at least prevent you from having a heart attack. Just think how grim you are going to be when your taxes in the Cape pay for Gauteng's new roads...

Seriously, maybe try & get the MCSA to raise the issue of where the fees go but thinking there is a direct link is an uncommon thought for government agencies...they never ask "what do I get for my money?" - that is an Alien concept!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:05 am 
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seems ridicules that you need to pay R60 (orR260) to go bouldering at the pass I can understand if this is a tourist fee but our fellow country men
im going for a month and hoped to go too the pass quite regularly
so wats the options pay R60 a day about r1260 if a boulder 21 days
like in previous years buying a wildcard was the solution
im guessing sneaking in and staying late is the way
wat happen to a free mountain properly died with free sex :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:09 pm 
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something smells fishy...''the pass'' is apart of the cederberg nature reserve right? and therefore a wild card should allow you to gain access to the nature reserve...so why would you pay twice?


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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:32 pm 
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They are saying you need to buy an "activity permit" to allow you to boulder there. As for access, you can access it to walk/etc with your Wild Card from what I understand. I just think it is total BS that they want this additional R60 for people to boulder when they do 4kol to maintain the actual bouldering areas.


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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Dear Climbers

We have recently been informed by CapeNature of the recent changes regarding the permit system in Rocklands:

A bouldering permit (R60 per day, or R270 per week; NOT covered by Wildcard) is required to enter the bouldering area on CapeNature's land, but this includes the usual conservation fee.
To hike or climb outside the bouldering area, no bouldering permit is required but the conservation fee is payable (R60 per day or Wildcard). The Tariff on CapeNature's website is not clear on this and CapeNature will be amending it soon.

Permits are obtainable from:
· Clanwilliam Tourism Bureau, Main Road, Clanwilliam (phone 027 4822024; email cederberg@lando.co.za) - their website says they are open from 0830 - 1700 on weekdays, and 0830-12h30 on

Saturdays and public holidays (except Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year);

· Thys at De Pakhuys; and
· Kliphuis campsite itself (open during office hours, including Saturdays).

MCSA will be liaising with CapeNature in the coming months in attempt to amend the new permit costs/regulations and will keep you all updated on our progress. Kindly note that we will be revisiting the current EMP during this time and we urge all climbers to please continue to look after the environment and be conscious of the impact bouldering does have on these areas.

Any questions, please feel free to contact Delaney on delaney@rockchicks.co.za.

Kindest regards
Delaney Carpenter

Convenor for MCSA Rock Climbing Sub Committee

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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:46 pm 
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SAMountain reports that the fee structure for Rocklands has changed.

If you stay (chalet or camping) in CapeNature’s Kliphuis Campground (the old original campsite) then all access to Rocklands is at no charge. No access fee and no activity fee. No Wild Card necessary.

If you stay elsewhere and you want to climb on CapeNature’s land, then there are a few options.
1. With a valid Wild Card there will be a daily fee of R40, a weekly permt for R160, or a monthly permit for R540.
2. Without a Wild Card there will be a daily fee of R80, a weekly permit for R320, or a monthly permit for R980.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocklands update
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:07 pm 
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:alien: The Annual Rocklands Clean UP this weekend.

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