Sunday, 13 August 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Fwd: Saturday 19th August: Cape Point-Buffelsbaai/Kanonkop/Lime-kiln route

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Subject: Saturday 19th August: Cape Point-Buffelsbaai/Kanonkop/Lime-kiln route
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:28:25 +0200
From: Peter D Rogers <>
To: Table Mountain Trailers <>

Good evening to you all,

This coming Saturday the forecast is for a glorious sunny day when we can provide a little assistance to the Puffer table as described in Allison's earlier e-mail followed by a spectacular run in the Cape Point Nature Reserve.

For those assisting at the Puffer Table please follow the instructions in Allison's e-mail and for the rest please plan to get to the Buffelsbaai parking area by 0730.

Brief Description of Route

From the Buffelsbaai parking area, a brief jog up the road and then turn right on to the single track that takes us past the Information hut and up to the top of Kanonkop. Here the Fast and Medium groups  take the trail to the left [northwards] for an out and back jog towards Paulsberg.  Once back at Kanonkop they follow the same route as the Slow Group.

The Slow group will go over Kanonkop and down towards the old limestone kiln. Cross the road and through the small parking area to follow the beach path along the coast that takes us back to the Buffelsbaai parking.

 Rendezvous and Start Time

RV in the Buffelsbaai parking area in time to start running at  0730 or as soon after when all the Puffer Table helpers have arrived.

The park opens at 0600. Please remember your Wild Card/My Green Card or R135 for the entry fee! 

How to get to Buffelsbaai

From the entry kiosk drive along the road for approximately 8km.  Ignore  the Buffelsfontein and Bordjiesdrif signs and turn off left at the Buffelsbaai sign,  drive down the road towards the beach and park at the southern end. 

Terrain and Distance

A straight forward  run with a few reasonably easy hills. Good single tracks through the fynbos and probably close-ups of zebra, bontebok and others. A wee bit of an uphill slog to the top of kanonkop.   More or less 12-13 km taking  about 1.5 -2.0 hours  for the Fast group and 9/11km for the Medium and Slow groups.

The TMNP My Green Card is available exclusively to residents of Cape Town, costs R135 and provides the holder with 12 free entries a year into any of the Table Mountain National Park's pay points: Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point); Boulders Penguin Colony, Oudekraal and Silvermine, as well as to the braai and picnic areas at Tokai, Newlands and Perdekloof. It offers fantastic value.
    You can use the MyGreen Card for up to 6 people at a time - they must all bring ID books. Each person's entry will be clipped off your card.
The card can be obtained at:
    Tokai Plantation Office, Tokai Road, Tokai (Mondays to Fridays 08:00-15:45)
    You need to take 2 ID photos, ID and your printed proof of residence to buy the card 

Have a great week and hope to see you all there!


082 374 6262

- Cell: 082 374 6262 Office: 021 712 1994

Warning:  Trail running is inherently more dangerous than road running.  It takes place over uneven hazard strewn trails in exposed and often remote terrain where help is not always readily available.  

Participation is voluntary and entirely at your own risk as although the organizers take reasonable precautions to ensure runner safety, it cannot be guaranteed.  To this end neither the Club nor the organisers personally can be held liable for any claims relating to inter alia, injuries, disabilities and death. Further any minor child participating in any trail running activity will be deemed to be doing so with the consent of his or her guardian.

By starting out on a trail run you explicitly acknowledge that: 1] you understand the associated risks involved and accept full responsibility for your own safety. 2] you are medically and physically fit to participate and 3] are carrying the necessary water, clothing and safety equipment required for the particular run.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Volunteers for Puffer Support Sat 19 August Cape Point

Hi Trailers
Next Sat is the Puffer and TMT customarily help with Puffer support at crazy ‘clock in the morning.
It is not compulsory but lots of fun and we get to run in the lovely Cape Point reserve afterwards. Peter will send details of our run in the next mail.
I’m attaching a comprehensive guide for the morning, but basically if you get to the table by 6am, warmly dressed with your head torch you will be put to work. And if you can bring some sarmies or boiled baby potatoes (see guide) please let Tim know.

If you are able to help please let Tim know so he has an idea of numbers:
 ( / / 0823210299)

See you next week!

Friday, 11 August 2017

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS Trail run Sautrday - Constantia Green Belts


Hi Trailers


Tomorrow’s run is ON.


Start time 7h30, Constantia Sports Complex.


See you there


Gaeleen (083 55 696 79)


Monday, 7 August 2017


About 26 runners braved the weather and met for our greenbelt run and after a short briefing, the whole group took off (at a pace!) down the road towards the Alphen green belt. 

The groups ran (or walked!) the Alphen and Diep River Trails until Southern Cross and Cecelia forest and then split up to do slightly different routes, returning via the Klaasenbosch and Alphen trails.

The main group completed 16 km, the medium group 11.5 km and the slow group about 9 km.

The terrain was wet and muddy, even a little rain, but we were rewarded with a beautiful rainbow.