Newlands Forest

GRADING SYSTEM:

Routes are graded A, B or C. Grades do not reflect how strenuous a route is, only the technical difficulty. An A-route involves walking, a B-route some scrambling and a C-route more demanding scrambling.

+R500 for the group to have a privately guided hike or R350 single supplement where relevant. Prices are valid until May 1st 2021. 

Grade: A+

Price: R900p/p

Time: 3 to 4 hours

 

What’s included:

 

  • professional mountain guide
  • discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
  • learning about historical reference points
  • safety & route navigation 

 

Excluded:

 

  • Transport

 

Overview: 

 

This tour is for the hikers who wishes to slow down and fully appreciate the natural surroundings; the flora, fauna and history. It is intimate and personal and focuses on immersion and learning about the Mountain, Cape Town and South Africa.

 

What to expect:

 

This is a slower and more soulful nature walk; an opportunity to really immerse oneself in the sights, sounds and smells of one of the most beautiful forested regions in the Cape floral kingdom; the Newlands Forest. Our walk will start from the iconic Rhodes Memorial and wind its way through the Afromontane forest ending in the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens. Once in the gardens there will be time to relax and have a light snack and drink before exploring everything this beautiful gem has to offer.

 

Fitness required:

 

This route requires a very basic level of fitness as it is predominantly flat with no height exposure or rock scrambling involved.

 

Covid protocols:

 

The risk of outdoors activities, where social distancing is enforced, has been deemed by the WHO as being significantly less than indoors activities. Nonetheless, we place the highest value on our guests’ safety at all times. We walk in small, intimate groups, ensure safe walking distances and promote the use of hand sanitizer and the wearing of masks where necessary.