Leader: Geoffrey Barton
Report by: Patty Colborne
Nine of us, including a nine year old with his visiting parents, started the hike at 13:00 promptly.
is a steep pull uphill and although the day was hot, we were kept cool
in shade of the indigenous forest. At this time of the year the ground
is sandy and very dry, and there was only a little trickle of water now
and then, the stream having virtually dried up. The path follows the
river and involves some boulder hopping.
the ravine gets narrower, we did see a few red disas on the sides of
the cliffs, but they were mainly past their prime. There are lots of
large leafy ferns in the shady areas. We also admired the many huge
trees, imagining what Hout Bay could have looked like long ago.
continued to the waterfall where we stopped for tea, although the
youngest member of the party was more interested in discovering what
lay up and beyond that.
We returned the same way, satisfied at having seen a beautiful part of Hout Bay.
Thanks to Geoff for an enjoyable hike.