Climbing and Hiking @ Blouberg with Allister Fenton and Ulrike Kiefer

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2019-03-23 All day

Climbing Leader:  Allister Fenton  tel: 082 093 8562  email:  allister.fenton@gmail.com

Hiking Leader:  Ulrike Kiefer   email:  ukiefer@icon.co.za    –  for those not feeling up to climbing Blouberg’s big walls, but rather for a hiking and exploring weekend.

Blouberg forms part of a tribal trust owned by the Hananwa tribe.  Currently there is no permit system in place and the only payment required is for secure parking at Frans’ Kraal.
Secure parking is in a rural village at the foothills of Blouberg at what has become known as Frans’ kraal, see GPS co-ordinates in Hector Pringle’s online route guide.  Please note that either Isaac is the only person to speak to regarding where to park and parking fee of R40/night  will apply.
Many climbers have had the unenviable experience of enduring the long drive to Blouberg only to spend the weekend getting lost in a maze of mountain-slope foot paths.  To avoid a similar fate make sure you are accompanied by someone who knows the right paths.  Even so, the hiking is tough and steep and will take an average of 4-5 hours.