Kogelberg Trail


#1

Goodday I am new to this forum as you will realize :-).
I am orgaizing the Kogelberg 24 km hike in Kleinmond for me and 4 friends. We are all used to hike.
Is this trail well signed or do we need a guide. Is it safe?I know we need a permit and was told i get it at the entrance. When is it opening.

thanks for the info
Ingrid


#2

HI Ingrid
You will find most of the information here: https://www.hikingsouthafrica.co.za/kogelberg-trail/
To my knowledge it is safe; I’m not aware of any crime incidents there - but basic precautions such as hiking in a group is always advisable.
The gate opens at 7:30. Do take care with the sun and heat in summer (hat, sunscreen and plenty of water).


#3

WE were 6 ladies who hiked the Kogelberg 24 km trail Saurday 24th November. Everything was perfect and scenery and fynbos are beautiful But unfortunately along the Platberg the trail is very badly maintained, one has to struggle through the bush, and you don’t know where you are stepping. Luckily there was only one snake ‘runing’ away from us, we were 1 m close) before that part of the trail. Anyhow I suggest one needs good high hiking shoes and walking stick (Lekkies) as it is quite rocky. One starts to stumble when the muscles get tired.
But all in all a great experience.