FRIENDS OF SILVERMINE NATURE AREA WALKS PROGRAMME–29TH January to 30th April 2015

 

BERTIES BREAKFAST

 

Thursday 29 January

Convenor: Sue Frew                                                  Time: 7:30 – 11:00

Walk: Berties Balcony  (about an hour’s walk)            Meet at: Silvermine Gate 2

Bring something lekker to share for breakfast, plus your own plates, bowl and cutlery and drinks.

 

Thursday 5 February                                                Time: 8:00 – 15:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                            Meet at: Constantia Nek

Walk: Table Mountain                                                bring money for Cable Car

 

Saturday 7 February                                               Time:  14:00 – 17:00

Convenor: Jay Cowan                                                Meet at:  Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

Thursday 12 February                                             Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Sue McFadden                                         Meet at: Boyes Drive/S-Bend

Walk: Spes Bona – Echo Valley

 

Thursday 19 February                                              Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Edwina Lovell                                           Meet at: Berg Road, Fish Hoek

Walk: Elsies Peak

 

Saturday 21 February

Convenor: Ellen Christopher                                       Time: 8:00 – 11:00

Walk: Riverwalk                                                           Meet at: Silvermine Gate 1

 

Thursday 26 February                                              Time:   8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                            Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2

Walk: Muizenberg Peak

 

Thursday 5 March                                                   Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Ellen Christopher                                     Meet at: Kommetjie Beach Parking

Walk:  Long Beach (Low Tide 9:28)

 

Saturday 7 March                                                    Time: 17:45

Convenor: Heron Burger                                            Meet at: Silvermine, Reservoir Parking

Walk: Sun Set walk to Noordhoek Peak

Sunset time 19:15, Moon rise 20:07

Bring your own supper and drinks, warm jumper and torch

 

Saturday 7 March                                                    Time:   14:00 – 17:00

Convenor: Jay Cowan                                                Meet at:  Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

Thursday 12 March                                                  Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Lynne Fouchie/ Heron Burger                   Meet at: Constantia Nek

Walk: Orange Kloof, Hells Gate                                  Book as numbers are limited.

Thursday 19 March                                                             Time:   8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                                Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2

Walk:  St. James Peak & beyond

 

Saturday 21 March                                                  Time:   8:00

Convenor: Celia Woolf (phone Heron to book)         Meet at: Gate, small entrance fee  required

Walk: Bird Morning at Rondevlei

 

Thursday 26 March                                                 Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                           Meet at: Silvermine, Reservoir Parking

Walk: Contour Path below Elephants Eye

 

Thursday 2 April                                                       Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Linda Downing                                             Meet at: Cape Point at Gate

Walk: Cape Point

 

Saturday 4 April                                                       Time:  14:00 – 17:00

Convenor: Jay Cowan                                                Meet at:  Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk:  Hacking, please join us for a while

 

Thursday 9 April                                                    Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                        Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk: Spitzkop

 

Thursday 16 April                                                    Time: 8:00 – 13:30

Convenor: Meryl Hutchison                                       Meet at: Constantia Nek

Walk: Vlakkenberg to Hout Bay

 

 Saturday: 18 April                                                   Time: 8:00 – 11:00

Convenor: Heron Burger                                            Meet: Silvermine, Reservoir Parking

Walk:  Hout Bay Look out

 

Thursday 23 April                                                    Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Linda Downing                                          Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk: Riverwalk/Steenberg Plateau

 

Thursday 30 April                                                    Time:   8:00 – 12:00

Convenor: Terry Rothwell & Sue Frew                      Meet at: Fish Hoek Beach

Walk: Sunbird Centre to Clovelly/Fish Hoek & Coffee at Beach Restaurant

Looking over the Sentinel at Hout Bay from Chapman's peak. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

Looking over the Sentinel at Hout Bay from Chapman’s peak. Photo: Viv of Scenic South

 

NB. IF THE WEATHER IS DAUBTFUL THE MORNING OF THE WALK PLEASE PHONE THE CONVENOR between 6:30 and 7:00 IF WALK IS CANCELLED.

FOSNA Walks Convenors

Edwina Lovell             021 7862983

Ellen Christopher        021 7830378

Heron Burger              021 7825079

Jay Cowen                  021 7152074

Jayne McDermid        021 7853928

Linda Downing            021 7828931

Meryl Hutchison          021 7902892

Sue Frew                    021 7153953

Sue McFadden           021 7826732

Directions to meeting places for FOSNA walks

GATE 1 – OU KAAPSE WEG:  On right hand side, at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg when travelling towards Fish Hoek. Entrance is free for Wild Card holders. If you do not have a Wild Card the fee is R40.00 per adult.

GATE 2 – OU KAAPSE WEG:    On left hand side just over the top of OuKaapseWeg, when travelling towards Fish Hoek. There is a R5 parking fee which is paid to the authorized car guard when leaving.

SILVERMINE RESERVOIR PARKING AREA:    Same entrance as for Gate 1 above.   Once inside, follow tarred road to its end – reservoir parking on the right. If there is a car guard in attendance, you may wish to tip him when leaving.

CONSTANTIA NEK:  Take Constantia main M42 towards Hout Bay; at the circle, restaurant on the left, car park under the trees right.

BOYES DRIVE: Just above St. James Station

BERG ROAD, FISH HOEK:  From Kommetjie Road up Highway into Berg Road, almost to the end. Parking on the right in the dip in the road.

LONG BEACH, KOMMETJIE: From Kommetjie Road, turn right into Kirsten Road then 3rd left into Benning  then park at surf way car park.

FISH HOEK BEACH: Parking is free if you arrive before 8:00.

 

Important: All walks undertaken at own risk.

What to wear: Hiking or walking footwear with firm rubber soles and good support; sun protection (sun block lotion, hat, sunglasses); warm windproof/waterproof clothing – remember weather can change en route.

What to bring: Something to eat and plenty of fluids.