Sunday, 13 August 2017

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

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.

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