Monday, 9 March 2020

TABLE MOUNTAIN TRAILERS - Saturday 14th March 2020 - Cape Point- Buffelsbaai/Kanonkop/Lime-Kiln route

Hi All

This Saturday we  head to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Our route takes us from the Buffelsbaai parking area round Kanonkop and back via the coast.


Brief Description of Route

From the BuffelsBaai parking, a brief jog up the road and turn right on to the single track that takes us past the Information hut and up to the top of Kanonkop. Here the fast group can take the single track to the left for an out and back jog if they want to add more mileage. The medium group will take go over Kanonkop and down towards the old limestone kiln. Cross the road and head to the path along the coast that takes us back to the Buffelsbaai parking.

Rendezvous and start time
Meet at 6.20am 
at Buffelsbaai (NOT Buffelsfontein information Centre) ready to run at 6.30am. 

After paying at the main gate, head south along the road for approximately 8kms before turning left to Buffelsbaai. Meet in the parking lot to the right.

Terrain and Distance

A short run with a hill! Good and easy single tracks with a bit of an uphill slog to the top of Kanonkop.  More or less 11 km taking in the region of 1.5 -2.0 hours .  


NB - Little or no cell phone signal so messages may not be received.

How to get there?

To get to Cape Point Nature Reserve go through Simonstown and up Smitswinkel - entrance on left hand side at top of Smitswinkel. Once through  the payment gate, drive straight along the road for approximately 8km and turn left to Buffels baai (not Buffelsfontein or Bordjiesdrif...).

What to bring 
Water, whistle, warm, wind or waterproof top depending on weather , a space blanket  and your ICE information . It is getting colder in the mornings so please dress accordingly
R76 entrance fee for South Africans with ID, R303 for foreigners. Best option: MyGreenCard or Wild Card.  
Important: Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.   
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own

The relaxed group will be confirmed on Friday

Have a good week

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