Hiking/kloofing in the Magaliesberg
DATE: 29-31 October 2010 (Friday 18h00 till Sunday 15h00)
VENUE: Kranskloof Trails and Grootkloof
CHILDREN: 20 Boys from Benoni Welfare
20 Eager children and 10 more eager volunteers are meeting Friday the 29th of October at 18h00 at Barletts farm for a fun filled weekend in the mountains. (See directions below)
What to expect:
FRIDAY: SOAPkidz will keep the children entertained for the evening with a night hike and then we can all have a braai while listening to the kids tell their stories. The children will sleep in the bungalows and the volunteers can pitch their tents in a quiet spot away from all the snoring.
SATURDAY: After breakfast we are all going to have fun in Grootkloof (chopping down trees), kloofing and a picnic. A nice concert around the fire after some potjie will end a perfect day.
SUNDAY: After a spectacular SOAP moment, we pack up and hike to Grootkloof where we go kloofing (again!!!!). There are two well marked circular trails graded as easy to moderate and they are each about 8 – 10 km long. Links between the trails allow for shorter walks for the less experienced hiker. The Frithia Trial goes up nearly to the top of the Magaliesberg and then down the Kranskloof. The trail begins and ends at a base camp that is in a dense clump of indigenous trees. The Moepel Trail winds long through the mountain and kloofs and returns via interesting “mushroom” rock formations. After lunch we walk back to the vehicles – filled with a great sense of awe and grateful for the wonderful experience.
WHAT TO BRING:
- A sense of humor
- Camping gear (Tent, sleeping mattress, sleeping bag, chair, torch)
- Eating utensils (knife, fork, spoon, mug, plate)
- Hiking gear – hiking boots/tekkies, hat, backpack, water bottle, snacks, sun block, insect repellant and comfortable hiking clothes.
- Swimming costume and comfortable old tekkies for kloofing.
- Towel and warm clothes
COSTS: R150 p.p includes accommodation, activities and all the meals. Please pay directly into our SOAPkidz bank account with your name as reference.
DIRECTIONS TO BARTLETT’S FARM: From Pretoria or Jhb, follow the R104 beyond Haartbeespoort Dam, past Mooinooi, and past Buffelspoort. Turn left at the 3-way stop, and follow Sparkling Waters Hotel signs. Continue +-1.5 km pas thte Hotel entrance (on a gravel road) until R34 and the Kranskloof sign on the right. If on the Platinum Highway turn off left at the Buffelspoort/Marikana Resorts sign.
Please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday Evening: Braaivleis and pap.
Saturday Morning: Weetbix/milk/coffee
Saturday Snacks: Fruit
Saturday lunch: (Picnic in mountain): Hot dogs, tomato source
Saturday supper: Potjie and rice
Sunday Breakfast: Weetbix/milk/coffee
Sunday Lunch: Sandwiches