FRIENDS OF SILVERMINE NATURE AREA
The Friends of Silvermine Nature Area have a varied and vibrant Activities programme centered around walks in wilderness areas in the Far south Peninsula. These walks are lead by locals with a wonderful depth of knowledge of the area. Although a basic level of fitness is required the focus is on exploring and enjoying both the outdoors and good company. National Environmental Action days such as Arbour Day, Coastal Clean-up Day, Marine Week and Big Bird Day are also celebrated with an outing in Nature.
WALKS PROGRAMME – 5th September to 5th December 2013
NB. FOR ALL WALKS PLEASE PHONE THE CONVENOR TO BOOK
1st – 7th September – National Arbour Week
Thursday 5th September
Convenor: Heron Burger Time: 8:00 – 12.30
Walk: Ou Wa Pad to Farm; back via Waterfall Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2
Saturday 7th September Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Convenor: Jay Cowan Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 1
Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while
Thursday 12th September Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Dinah Mills & Joy Frost Meet at: Pinehaven
Walk: Red Hill
Saturday 14th September Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Heron Burger Meet at: Silvermine Reservoir
Walk: To Black Eagle Lookout, Noordhoek Peek. Parking
Thursday 19th September Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Terry Gaylard Meet at: Silvermine Reservoir
Walk: Mystery Tour Parking
HERITAGE WEEK – CAPE POINT
Thursday 26th September Time: 8.30
Convenor: Heron Burger Meet at: Information Centre
Walk: Kannon Kop, Cape Point Cape Point
Thursday 3rd October Time: 8.00 – 12.30
Convenor: Meryl Hutchison Meet at: Suikerbossie, Hout Bay
Walk: Myburgh’s Ravine
4th October – World Habitat Day
Saturday 5th October Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Convenor: Jay Cowan Meet at: Silvermine Gate 1
Walk: Hacking afternoon, come and help for a while _________________________________________________________________________
Thursday 10th October Time: 8.00 – 12.30
Convenor: Lynne Canning Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 1
Walk: Inner Circuit
Saturday 12th October
Convenor: Heron Burger Time: 8:00 – 11:30
Walk: River Walk, back via Bokkop Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 1
Thursday 17th October Time: 8.00 – 12.30
Convenor: Tammy Weinberg Meet at: Muizenberg Pavillion
Walk: Circular Walk to Kalk Bay Harbour
BRING OR BUY TEA
20th October – National Marine Day
Thursday 24th October Time: 8.00 – 12.30
Convenor: Ellen Christopher Meet at: Gravel Parking, Lighthouse Rd
Walk: Kommetjie Blockhouse, Soetwater. Kommetjie
Thursday 31st October Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Lynne Canning Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2
Walk: Muizenberg Peak
Saturday 2nd November Time: 14.00 – 17.00
Convenor: Jay Cowan Meet at: Silvermine Gate 1
Walk: Hacking, please join us for a while
Thursday 7th November Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Joy Frost & Dinah Mills Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2
Walk: St James Peak
Thursday 14th November Time: 8:00 – 12:30
Convenor: Jayne McDermid Meet: Silvermine, Gate 2
Walk: Kalk Bay Peak
Saturday 16th November Time: 8.00
Convenor: Celia Wolfe Meet at: Muizenberg Pavillion
Walk: Birding Morning Parking: to share lifts.
Contact: Heron Burger 021 7825079
Thursday 21st November Time: 8:00 – 12.30
Convenor: Ellen Christopher Meet at: Long Beach, Kommetjie
Walk: Beach Walk – Kommetjie to Noordhoek _________________________________________________________________________
Thursday 28th November Time: 8:00
Convenor: Jayne McDermid Meet at: Main Entrance Gate,
Walk: Cape Point Cape Point.
Thursday 5th December Time: 8.00
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
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.