FRIENDS OF SILVERMINE NATURE AREA (FOSNA) hold regular walks and hacks in the Silvermine Nature Reserve as well as in Cape Point.

(See also http://scenicsouth.co.za/friends-of-silvermine-nature-area-newsletter-august-2015/)

1st – 7th September 2015 – National Arbor Week

FOR ALL WALKS PLEASE PHONE THE CONVENOR TO BOOK

Thursday 3rd September

Convenor:  Edwina Lovell                               Time:  8:00 – 12.00

Walk: Elsies Peak                                           Meet at: Berg Rd.

 

Saturday 5th September                                            Time:  14.00 – 17.00

Convenor: Jay Cowan                                                Meet at:  Silvermine, Gate 1

Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

Thursday 10th September                                          Time: 8:00 – 12:00

Convenor:   Meryl Hutchison                                      Meet at:  Constantia Nek

Walk: Constantia Nek

 

 

14 – 19th September National Clean up Week

16th September – International day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer

18th September – Recycling Day.

 

Thursday 17th September                                           Time: 8:00 – 12:00

Convenor: Lynda Downing                                          Meet at: Silvermine Gate 2

Walk: Kalk Bay Peak

 

HERITAGE WEEK – CAPE POINT

 

Thursday 24th September                                           Time: 8.00 – 1.00

Convenor:  Sue Frew                                                 Meet at:  Main Gate , Cape Point

Walk: Sirkelsvlei

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Thursday 1st October                                                 Time:   8.00 – 12.00

Convenor: Jayne MacDermid                                                Meet at: Silvermine Gate 1

Walk: Panorama

 

Saturday 3rd October                                                           Time:   14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:   Jay Cowen                                                          Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1

Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while

 

Thursday 8th October                                                 Time:  8.00 – 12.00

Convenor:  Ellen Christopher                                     Meet at:  Silvermine, Gate 2

Walk:  Muizenberg Peak

 

 

Thursday 15th October                                               Time:   8.00 – 12.00

Convenor: Di Brown                                                   Meet at: Kirstenbosch stone cottages

Walk: Kirstenbosch to Josephine Mill

BRING OR BUY TEA

 

 

Thursday 22ndth October                                           Time:   8.00 – 12.00

Convenor: Maria Sibley                                              Meet at Chappies drive: day pass parking

Walk: Chapman’s Peak

 

 

Thursday 29th October                                               Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor:   Jayne McDermid                                                Meet at: Main Gate, Cape Point

Walk: Cape Point

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Thursday 5th November                                             Time:  8:00 – 12:00

Convenor:   Sue McFadden                                       Meet at:  Tokai Forest

Walk:   Arboretum

 

 

Saturday 7th November                                              Time:  14:00 – 17H00

Convenor: Jay Cowen                                                Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2

Hacking Afternoon- come and help for a while

 

 

Thursday 12th November                                           Time: 8:00 – 12:00

Convenor: Meryl Hutchison                                        Meet: at Ruyterplaats, Suikerbossie

Walk: Myburghs Ravine, Hout Bay

 

 

Thursday 19th November                                           Time: 8:00 – 12.00

Convenor:  Heron Burger                                           Meet at: Silvermine Gate 2

Walk: Berties Balcony and beyond

 

BIRDING MORNING

Saturday 21st November                                            Time 8:00 – 12:00

Convenor: Heron Burger

Meet at Muizenberg Pavilion Strandfontein to share lifts

Walk: Birding Morning            ,

 

Thursday 26th November                                           Time: 8:00 – 12:00

Convenor:  Maria Sibley                                             Meet at:  Beach parking

Wallk: Llandudno to wreck.

 

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Thursday 3rd December                                            Time:   8.00 – 12:00

Convenor:  Sue Frew                                                 Meet at: Silvermine Reservoir Parking

Walk: Short Walk

 

BRING EATS FOR OUR END OF YEAR/CHRISTMAS TEA PARTY- UNDER THE TREES AT THE RESERVOIR – AFTER OUR WALK.

 

FOSNA Walks Convenors

Dinah Mills                  021 7865572

Ellen Christopher        021 7830378

Heron Burger              021 7825079

Jay Cowen                  021 7152074

Jayne McDermid        021 7853928

Joy Frost                     021 7126898

Lynne Canning            021 7018497

Meryl Hutchison          021 7902892

Sue Frew                    021 7153953

Terry Gaylard             021 7015042

Tammy Weinberg       021 7884781

Lynda Downing           021 7828931

Edwina Lovell              021 7862983

Di Brown                     021 7830176/0829205846

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 R15 per adult.

GATE 2 – OU KAAPSE WEG:    On left hand side just over the top of Ou Kaapse Weg, 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.

LIGHTHOUSE ROAD, KOMMETJIE: From Kommetjie Rd, turn right into Erica Rd, immediately turn left into Lighthouse Rd, and meet at first gravel parking on the right.

LONG BEACH, KOMMETJIE:   From Kommetjie Road, turn right into Kirsten Road, then park at Long Beach parking

MUIZENBERG PAVILION: Parking area outside Information Centre, Muizenberg Pavilion.

PINEHAVEN:   At top of Red Hill, Simonstown, turn right at sign to Pinehaven

SUIKERBOSSIE, HOUT BAY: Hout Bay to Llandudno Road (Victoria Avenue M6), turn right to Suikerbossie, parking on left just before entrance to Ruyterplaats Estate.

 

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.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A CARD WITH YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AND A CONTACT NUMBER IN YOUR BAG IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES.