SafeHike Kalk Bay Saturday

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SafeHike Kalk Bay Saturday

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This coming Saturday (8 Dec)


Trappieskop, Kalk Bay

Meet at Godfrey Road Kalk Bay
Stunning views and awesome location! Not to be missed!


Another combined safe hiking and climbing event organised jointly by SafeSouthHikes and members of the Mountain Club of South Africa

The area will be secured as a "safe zone" between the hours of 9am and 2pm. Hikers should aim to start walking at 9am and can expect to be up to the top and back down to the start within about 2 hours. However the area will still be secured until 2pm to allow the climbers more time to get the most out of the day.

First time climbers, novice and experienced climbers are all welcome!

Hikers and young kids who wish to try climbing will be able to use this opportunity!

Climbing leaders, belayers and safety offiicials will be strictly managing the sport climbing routes, particularly for the first time and novice climbers.

The hike is a fairly easy route with a short steep section at the last stretch going up to the top of the peak. Hike suitable for all ages, young to old, bring the family!

Parents are to please take complete responsibility for the safety and behaviour of their children, particularly on top of Trappieskop peak where there are steep drop offs and possible falling hazards if the kids scramble on the rocks.

SafeSouthHikes is a completely voluntary group and not a professional hiking group or event planning group/ business and will not be held liable for any injury, damage or loss that might be incurred while you are taking part in one of our events.
SafeSouthHikes utilises multiple entities and layers of safety and security to go over and above to provide a safe zone for our events.

The event will be made safe by:

-TMNP Honorary Rangers.
-MCSA (Mountain Club) members/ climbing leaders
-Mountain Men, Fidelity-ADT who will cover the entire route and parking area.
-SAFE SOUTH HIKE Volunteers- Marshalls and Hike Leaders.

All working together and forming part of the Table Mountain Security Action Group (TMSAG) initiative.

Teamwork makes this all possible!

"Better together" to take back the mountain spaces.

WHEN: Saturday 08 December 2018
TIME: 09:00
START: Godfrey Road Kalk Bay, Cul de Sac off Boyes Drive
DURATION of hiking route: +- 2 hours in total (to the top and back down to the start)

DIRECTIONS: Trappieskop trail start is in the cul-de-sac, Godfrey Road, that comes immediately off Boyes Drive above the sharp bend where Boyes Drive goes down towards Kalk Bay main Road.The trail is well sign posted. "Trappieskop Trail".

Main parking area for the hike will be in Godfrey road Cul de Sac.

Please note: This will be the official and only completely secure parking area monitored by Fidelity ADT security personnel and SafeSouthHike car guards

If this parking area becomes full, people will have to park in other side roads in Kalk Bay, Boyes Drive itself or in one of the secure parking areas in Kalk Bay ( for example Cafe Olympia parking area) that are usually monitored by standard car guards.

Please ensure you are prepared for a change in weather. Pack a warm top and a rainjacket.

All dogs to be controlled and on leads if necessary. TMNP activity permit needed. Please remember to bring a bag and collect your dog poop along the way.

Respect the fauna and flora in the area, and do not pick any plants or pick up tortoises etc.

This will be the Ninth Safe Hike held by SafeSouthHikes.

Previous Hikes ventured safely to crime Hotspots have been to Kleinplaas Dam Red Hill, Peers Cave, Slangkop Kommetjie, Noordhoek Beach (hosted by #tbom) and Elsies Peak., Silvermine,

SafeSouthHikes is now firmly established in the South Peninsula area, and we are dedicated to providing a safe hiking experience for all ages, young and old.
The hikes are usually short in length, relatively easy, accessible and are held on the first Saturday of every month.
Rock Climbing Guide/Instructor.
Cell/WA: +27 72 676 9326
Justin Lawson
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