Botanical Society of South Africa - Kirstenbosch Branch
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Out and About

Walks on the Peninsula

Sunday 9 June. Meet at the Silvermine Dam car park at 09h00. Route to be decided on the day. Duration 3 hours. Reasonably strenuous. Leaders: Margie Herron 021 6855579; Liz Barnett 021 5318605; Ann MacGregor 021 7857276; Adre Marshall 021 7621943; Jean Stephenson 021 5317468.

Wednesday 19 June: Table Mountain front contour path. A classic and much loved route from Kloof Corner passing under the cable car all along the face of the mountain and back along a path below Tafelberg Road. Meet at 09h00 at the Kloof Nek car park, corner Kloof Nek Road and Tafelberg Road. Rain will cancel. Contact: Margaret Kahle 021 7623170; Liz Barnett 021 5318605 or Margaret Herron 021 6855579.

Saturday 29 June: Enjoy a morning botanical ramble on the Peninsula. For full details, contact the leaders: Liz Barnett 021 5318605; Hanneke Hawkes 021 7121665; Cheryl and Bill Leith 021 7971618.

Wednesday 17 July: Slangkop – Kommetjie. Lovely morning mildly strenuous walk where we hope to see the beautiful Audouinia capitata in flower. Meet at the top of Rubbi Road, Kommetjie at 09h00. Contact Margaret Kahle 021 7623170; Liz Barnett 021 5318605 or Margaret Herron 021 6855579. 

Sunday 21 July: Circumnavigation of Devils Peak via Newlands Ravine. Meet at Rhodes Memorial at 09h00. Strenuous. Duration 6 hours. Leaders: Dirk Muller 082 7795855; Pat and Tony Rebelo; 021 7127816; Margaret Kahle 021 7623170; Lucille Krige 021 6719555; Margie Herron 021 6855579. 

Saturday 27 July: Enjoy a morning botanical ramble amongst the fynbos. For full details contact one of the leaders: Hanneke Hawkes 021 7121665; Cheryl Leith 021 7971618 or Liz Barnett 021 5318605. 

Saturday 10 August: Silvermine. Meet at the Silvermine Dam car park at 09h00. Reasonably strenuous. Duration 3 hours. Leaders: Ivor Jardine 021 6899031; Liz Barnett 021 5318605; Moiragh Girdwood 021 6716890; Ann MacGregor 021 7857276. 

Wednesday 21 August: Jonkersdam – Glencairn. A morning walk where we will encounter the delightful Protea scolymocephala. Meet at 09h00 at the Jonkersdam signboard at the top of the Glencairn Expressway shortly before it descends down to Main Road. Contact Margaret Kahle 021 7623170; Liz Barnett 021 5318605 or Margaret Herron 021 6855579. 

Saturday 31 August: Enjoy a morning botanical ramble amongst the fynbos. For full details contact one of the leaders: Hanneke Hawkes 021 7121665; Cheryl Leith 021 7971618 or Liz Barnett 021 5318605. 

Sunday 8 September: Meet at Deer Park just above Herzlia School at 08h30. Duration 3 hours. Reasonably strenuous. Leaders: Dirk Muller 0827795855; Teresa Raposo 021 4222874; Pat & Tony Rebelo 021 7127816; Jean Stephenson 021 5317468; Heidi Timm 021 6710726. 

Wednesday 18th September: Noordhoek Peak – Silvermine West. A delightful morning walk amongst superb fynbos and with stunning views. Relatively strenuous. Meet at 08h30 at the dam parking area. Contact Margaret Kahle 021 7623170; Liz Barnett 021 5318605 or Margaret Herron 021 6855579. 

Saturday 28 September: Enjoy a morning botanical ramble amongst the fynbos. For full details contact one of the leaders: Hanneke Hawkes 021 7121665; Cheryl Leith 021 7971618 or Liz Barnett 021 5318605. 


IN THE GARDEN – Guided Walks in Kirstenbosch

Kirstenbosch Gardens is indeed extremely fortunate to have an enthusiastic and hugely knowledgeable team of volunteer garden guides drawn from the Botanical Society. Each guide presents a unique tour taking in the highlights of the season. All tours are free.

Guided Walks in Kirstenbosch

Monday to Friday:
Leaving from Gate 1 (Visitors’ Centre): 90 minute walks at 10h00, 11h00 and 14h00 (except the first Monday morning of each month)
Leaving from Gate 2 (Garden Centre): 90 minute walks at 10h45 (except the first Monday morning of each month)

Saturday:
Leaving from Gate 1 (Visitors’ Centre): 90 minute walks at 10h00
Leaving from Gate 2 (Garden Centre): 90 minute walks at 10h45

No walks on Sundays.

Bird Walks in Kirstenbosch

These fascinating few hours getting to recognise some of Kirstenbosch’s feathered visitors are led by volunteers from the Cape and Tygerberg Bird clubs. All walks leave from the Information Desk at the main Visitors’ Centre Gate 1. The walks are free.

Tuesday 11 June, starting at 08h00 led by Mariana Delport
Thursday 27 June, starting at 08h00 led by Felicity Ellmore
Tuesday 16 July, starting at 08h00 led by Brian Vanderwald
Tuesday 8 October, starting at 08h00 led by Peter Steyn