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

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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

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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

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Saturday 14th September                                           Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Heron Burger                                            Meet at: Silvermine Reservoir

Walk: To Black Eagle Lookout, Noordhoek Peek.                   Parking

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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

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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

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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

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Saturday 2nd November                                             Time:  14.00 – 17.00

Convenor:   Jay Cowan                                              Meet at:  Silvermine Gate 1

Walk:   Hacking, please join us for a while

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Thursday 7th November                                             Time:  8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Joy Frost & Dinah Mills                             Meet at: Silvermine, Gate 2

Walk: St James Peak

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Thursday 14th November                                           Time: 8:00 – 12:30

Convenor: Jayne McDermid                                      Meet: Silvermine, Gate 2

Walk: Kalk Bay Peak

 

BIRDING MORNING

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

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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.