These detailed reports have been prepared by Jan Heyneke.

The reports are based on actual hikes undertaken by the Monday Hiking Group. Hikes in and around Wilderness out to as far as Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay are undertaken on alternate Mondays.

Starting from mid March 2016 the reports are being added as hikes are recorded on GPS.

Glentana Beach Walk

 This walk along the beach passes the "ship wreck" - actually not a ship but a floating dock.

Victoria Bay from Wilderness Hotel Warning do not do this hike in groups of less than four due to muggings

     This is a walk from the centre of WIlderness along the old railway line. It crosses the famous Kaaiman's River bridge

Doringsrivier
It was a very clear day -- thus the views were super ! For those who may consider this walk some other day : Quite a tough, long hike , but no serious climbing, nor any risky nor dangerous sections. Time on the hike a bit more than 5,5 hrs, plus traveling to/from the Dwaalboom area. We did it clock-wise, i.e. once in the Cape Nature area, first west-ward on a long downhill route following the 4X4 track, and then north-ward up a serious stretch to the beacon. The track is unfortunately not well marked nor that frequently used, thus in places not quite visible where the track runs. Where we parked, also no signage , other than "No Entry" onto the private farms (adjacent to the Cape Nature Doring River area).

Witfontein

 Access to the hikes is from the George to Outeniqua pass road well before the bottom of the pass.

Saasveld (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University)

There are three walks all sharing the first few kilometers and ending at the same point . Unfortunately we could not complete the circuit on this trip as the river scramble at the 1km mark was not passable. We added to the kms by walking through the sequoia forest near the campus.

Also look at the Witfontein hike as this has maps including the Saasveld hikes.

Access to all the walks is through the main entrance to the campus which is on the old Wilderness to George road at the George side of the edge of the forest. Just tell security you are doing the walks. They should give you directions to parking and the starting point.

Cape Dune Molerat

 This hike is in the area between Rondevlei and Swartvlei. Take the entrance to the Parks Board offices at the south east corner of Rondevlei. You either need to have the SANP green card or pay a small entrance fee.

It is a moderate hike, not as severe as the profile seems to indicate, and can be muddy and wet after rains.

Millwood in the Rheenendal area

Millwood was an early gold mining area with at one time over one hundred houses. Now only remnants of some adits remain with a steam engine and processing equipment. There are two separate walks within close proximity. The first a circular walk up and around the hillside. The second a there and back along river banks.

 There are also two hikes "Circles in the Forest", 3 and 9 kms, which will be added in the near future.

 

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