George Peak is an iconic hike that everyone in and around George should do at least once in their lives. It is a strenuous walk that starts and finishes at
George Peak is an iconic hike that everyone in and around George should do at least once in their lives. It is a strenuous walk that starts and finishes at the Outeniqua Nature Reserve, Cape Nature office, at Witfontein just outside of George. It is a great way to spend Good Friday so close to nature and creation.
The start and finish of the route is through a pine plantation and it crosses a couple of streams through the indigenous forest but most of the route is through Cape Fynbos. You will be greeted with incredible views of the surrounding landscapes. If is called a ‘challenge’ because summiting George Peak is fairly hard work for most people. Bring a small backpack and at least three litres of water/hydration per person. Also, remember to pack food, a first aid kit as well as clothing for changing weather conditions (the climate at high altitude can change quickly). Make sure that you are physically fit and cleared by your medical professional to take on this hike.
The hike will not be led by a professional hiking guide but by an experienced local climber.
No children under 14 years of age.
COST: Walk is free, Walk requires a CapeNature permit, Additional or Recommended Charity Donation for NGO leading the walk.
BRING: Bring your own lunch and wear sturdy shoes. No children under 14.
EXTRA NOTES: Strenuous – Long walk with terrain suitable for fit experienced walkers. May include small scramble.
DIRECTIONS: Take pass to Oudtshoorn to the Old Montagu Pass follow to Cape Nature office and meet at gate, at Witfontein Forestry Station, just outside of George.
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Theunis Schutte082 771 7807