If you are thinking about getting a new camera to take along with you on a hike or on any outdoor land based adventure really then this post might be exactly what you need. A digital camera has become as essential on a hike as…
Month: October 2017
This hike is one of two beautiful hikes in the Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve The Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve is just outside Barrydale in the Western Cape, located approximately 266km (03h20) from Cape Town. Last weekend, were invited by a friend to join a camping and…
Doing a day hike and not sure what to pack?
We have put together a packing list for your typical day hike in and around Cape Town. It is not meant to be a definitive solution to the inevitable question of what to take with you on a day hike, but it does include a few essentials that you may not think of.
You would probably need at least a 35 liter day pack to fit in all of these items comfortably with enough room left over for extra food and warm clothing.
Our day hike packing list caters for the ever changing weather in Cape Town and will stand you in good stead if for any reason you have to spend a few more hours than you anticipated due to bad weather or limited visibility.
We have also included a few essentials if you are planning on taking your dog along for the day.
Packing for a day hike is very much a matter of personal choice. Just remember that if anything does go wrong on top of a mountain or in a steep ravine, you can only help yourself or someone else in your hiking party with what you have on your back. So think carefully before leaving one of these items behind, even if there is only a 1% chance you will need it.
Hiking Arangieskop and not sure what to pack for this high altitude hike? Here is the packing list for the Arangieskop overnight hike. The weather forecast for this hike was rain and cold temperatures. This had a significant impact on the clothing we decided…