Best view of Stellenbosch and all the way to Table Mountain. This Day hike is rather tough but the views are incredible. Take lunch with you and enjoy it on the very top of one of the two Peaks. This is the perfect outing for a group of friends who want to get some real exercise and get some distance (literally) from work.
Price: R30 p.p (Permit)
Length: 10 Hours
Distance: 8km (to starting point)
Availability: Everyday (Weather Dependant)
Group size: 4 – 20
Booking: 021 866 1560 (Buy permit at gate)
I did this hike with the BTK (University hiking organization). We were a group of 20 people, including an experienced hiker who has climbed Pieke around 40 times. We went up the difficult Central Kloof, which had a few almost vertical climbs. Everyone made it to the top, even the very unexperienced ones. A very strong wind was blowing at the peak, but luckily we found a nice wind free spot to have lunch. I bought my lunch (Chicken Mayo Sandwich) the same morning from Pick ‘n Pay Express since I almost forgot we had to pack our own. At the beacon we took a few photos (hopefully you saw mine in the header image) and then got out of the wind as quickly as possible. We went down Nerina Kloof which reminds one of a scene from Jurassic Park with all the ferns and 1000 year old trees.
- Take warm clothes as it can be quite windy on top.
- Take hiking boots or strong running shoes.
- Take enough water and food for the day
Click here for an interactive map and directions
- Pin B is at the entrance gate where you need to buy the permit.
Experienced on 16 April 2011