Full moon hiking season opens

The Falke Full Moon Hike at Delvera will kick off with the first event of the season on Saturday October 15 and Sunday October 16.

The hike will coincide with the launch of the new Dirtopia Trail Centre, which now offers the Dirtopia Café and Trail Lodge as well as a retail centre and bike repair workshop.

You can experience the splendour of the great outdoors with magnificent views of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a leisurely 9.75km hike on a marked circle route through the vineyards, traversing the majestic Yellow Wood forest to the top of Klapmutskop in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.

A spectacular sunset with stunning views of the winelands and even Table Mountain awaits at the top, while participants can enjoy light snacks on top of Klapmutskop while watch the full moon rise.

Starting from the Trail Centre, it will take approximately an hour to reach the top.

Farm vehicles are available to transport children and elderly hikers to the start of the shorter 4.5km route at the famous Pepper Tree, from where it will take about 30 minutes to the top.

The sun will set at 6.58pm on the Saturday, and the moon will rise at 6.18pm. The recommended arrival time is 4.30pm, and no later than 6pm to start hike. Torches are needed for walking down, and hikers are encouraged to take something warm to wear. The cost is R70 for adults and R30 for children under the age of 10, and includes shuttles, permits and a map. Klapmutskop is part of Simonsberg Conservancy and a portion of the permit fee is donated to this non-profit organisation. As the hike takes place in a conservancy, no dogs are allowed. Advance bookings are advised as space is limited.

Book at 021 884 4357.