2021 | 2022

PRACTICE WALKS

The aim of the practice walks is to support walkers registered for the Official 4-day Walk by walking routes that are similar in terraine.

Family and friends are able to join the walkers and enjoy the scenic routes.

SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER 2021

Practice walk 1

FERNKLOOF (22KM)

This practice walk is the first – it allows for various exit points along the Fernkloof Nature Reserve route
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT

Route:  Gateway Shopping Centre – Rotary Way – Fernkloof Reserve – Grotto Beach – Hermanus Coastal Path – Gateway Shopping Centre

Distance: 22km

Duration: approx. 6-7hours

Terrain: Fynbos bush track

Rest stops: Fernkloof Nature Reserve & Grotto Beach

Meeting Point: The Beanery Coffee Shop at Gateway Shopping Centre

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start

Cost: R50

SUNDAY, 10 October 2021

practice walk 2

betty’s bay (22km)

THIS BEAUTIFUL WALK IS ALONG THE COAST OF BETTY’S BAY, GIVING WALKERS AN IDEA OF WALKING ON HARD AND SOFT SAND as well as fynbos trail paths
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT

Route: Denys Heesom coastal trail starting point in from the Main Beach, Betty’s Bay – Dawid’s Kraal Bay beach – coastal path around Stony point – Silversands Bay – Sea Farm Private Nature reserve – back to Denys Heesom trail point

Distance: 22km

Duration: approx. 7 hours

Terrain: Fynbos trail path, sandy beach, rocky footpaths, soft sand dunes

Rest stops: along the route

Meeting Point: parking lot at Main Beach

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start

 

Cost: R50

SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2021

practice walk 3

Please note: route & time change

Botanical gardens via rotary way (±22km)

A lovely(but tough) hike up rotary way, along the old jeep track and into the botanical gardens in fernkloof, accompanied by scenic displays of mountains and sea
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT

Route: Whale Coast Mall (FLM entrance) | Rotary Way | old jeep track towards Fernkloof | circle back to Whale Coast Mall along contour path

Distance: ±22km

Duration: approx. 7-8 hours

Terrain: tar road, jeep track, fynbos contour path – rocks and loose gravel

Rest Stops: Rotary View Point | Fernkloof Picnic area | along Contour Path

Meeting Point: Whale Coast Mall (FLM entrance)

Time: 6h00 – Registration | 6h30 – Start | 14h00 – approx. finish

Cost: R50

sUNDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2021

practice walk 4

KLEINMOND (15km)

A tough walk along coastal fynbos paths and soft beach sand
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT

Route: Kleinmond Harbour – coastal path – beach to Bot River lagoon mouth – back to Kleinmond Harbour

Distance:  approx. 5 hours

Terrain: Coastal fynbos path, beach sand

Rest Stops: Kleinmond Beach restroom facilities

Meeting Point: Parking lot at Kleinmond harbour complex, Kleinmond

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start | 14:00 – approx. finish

Ladies (& gents) travelling from Hermanus may want to share transport, meeting at OK MiniMark carpark in Onrus (cnr Main & Vermont Road, Onrus River) 6h00 to leave at 6h10 for Kleinmond. (30km / 30 min)

Cost: R50

SUNDAY, 23 JANUARY 2022

practice walk 5

grotto (6km | 12km | 20km)

Ideal Sunday outing for the whole family.  choose the distance you’d like to walk.  All long the beautiful walker bay coast
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT 

Route:  from Grotto beach to 3km or to Sopie’s Klip (6km) or beyond (10km) and back (Hermanus)

Distance: 6km | 12km | 20km

Duration: approx. 2 – 4 hours (depending on distance)

Terrain: Hard, wet sand at low tide

Rest Stops: On beach, at Sopie’s klip

Meeting Point:  Parking lot at Grotto beach next to main building rest rooms 

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start | 14:00 – approx. finish

Cost: R50

SUNDAY, 13 february 2022

practice walk 6

fernkloof (shorter distance) 

lovely walk in the fernkloof nature reserve.  this is a shorter route than the first practice walk so that you and your family / friends can celebrate valentine’s day along with us
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT 

Route: Gateway Shopping Centre – Rotary way – Fernkloof reserve – Rotary way – Gateway Shopping Centre

Distance:  10km

Duration: approx. 2 – 3 hours

Terrain: Fynbos bush track

Rest Stops: Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Meeting Point: to be confirmed

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start | 13:00 approx. finish

Cost: R50

SUNDAY, 20 march 2022

practice walk 7

betty’s bay (22km)

THIS BEAUTIFUL WALK IS ALONG THE COAST OF BETTY’S BAY, GIVING WALKERS AN IDEA OF WALKING ON HARD AND SOFT SAND as well as fynbos trail paths
WALK | TRAIN | CONNECT

Route: Denys Heesom coastal trail starting point in Otter Street, Betty’s Bay – Dawid’s Kraal Bay beach – coastal path around Stony point – Silversands Bay – Sea Farm Private Nature reserve – back to Denys Heesom trail point

Distance: 22km

Duration: approx. 7 hours

Terrain: Fynbos trail path, sandy beach, rocky footpaths, soft sand dunes

Rest stops: along the route

Meeting Point: Parking lot at Main Beach

Time: 6h30 Registration | 7h00 Start

Cost: R50

 

For more information about the practice walks, please feel free to contact:

Roeleen Wessels

Mobile no.:  0826792792

Email roeleen@asantetrust.co.za