And first of all - thanks for all the info I already got from the forum so far! Now it’s time to get into the details
My wife and I are planning to do a hike in the Cederberg, basically following the Central Cederberg Circuit, as described here: Central Cederberg Circuit - Hiking South Africa We will start in mid-March 2023, and have a tent with us. Both have hiking experience, mostly in Europe, some in Nepal.
Now, there is a couple questions left, that we don’t find answers for:
- CapeNature states, that you need to be in a group of at least 3 to get your hiking permit. I get the general reasoning considering hiking safety; hiking as a pair seems to be not unusual, though. So - is a group of three people really necessary (mostly for formal, but also safety reasons), or is two people possible?
- The times provided in the link above seem relatively genereous (e.g. 6 hrs for 11 km). Do you think they are realistic, given path conditions etc.?
- We might have to cut the trip short by a night in the end and take a drive from Sanddrif back to Algeria, where our car will be parked. Is there any possibility to arrange a ride between the two campsites; or how high is the chance to hitch a ride by someone who is on their way back?
Thanks a lot!