Anyone planning to do this hike in the near future? I’ve been dying to do this hike, but I can’t seem to find anyone who has done it before.
I haven’t done Pieke yet, but here is a link to a translated version of Ernst Lotz’s original guide to the scrambles and climbs of Jonkershoek:
JonkershoekLotzTranslatedExtractsv1.2May2008.pdf (516.2 KB)
And here is the full original (only in Afrikaans):
JonkershoekLotz3rdprint1991 2006addendum55pages(originalAfrikaansversion).pdf (1.8 MB)
Thanks for this, Arno!
I think I have enough info now for my friend and I to try the Langrivierkloof route.
I suggest considering going up via Nerinakloof if you are fine with some light exposed-ish scrambling. It’s spectacular! Big ferns all around and majestic views. At one point you hike through a rock arch.
Here’s some photos (and very vague descriptions) of when I did Pieke (up Nerinakloof down Langrivierkloof) last year with a group of friends:
Part 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo6VUiagpSL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Part 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo6dMS1grgm/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Part 3: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo6lnf9As0B/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Part 4: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo656_WH1aN/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
For additional info - maps.me has that path plotted on the app.
Here is a description with track downloads written by my friend Peter: https://muisvoel.com/2017/03/die-pieke-via-nerinakloof/
Thanks for the info and pictures, Dalene. My friend and I are considering going up langrivierkloof and then coming down Nerinakloof as you described.
I had heard about the exposed little scramble just before Vensterkloof, so it’s good to see that instagram video clip of yours to set my mind at ease.