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Full Moon / Sunset Hikes

MURATIE SUNSET HIKES

 

Saturday 16 Oct 2021

 Sunset 18h58 – Moonrise scheduled 15h03

(to rise at the look-out by approximately 16h10)

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An outdoor experience the whole family can enjoy together, and couples can use the opportunity to do a fun, yet romantic activity together on a late Saturday afternoon.

Views of the winter winelands is something you do not want to miss, while keeping warm being active outdoors and having some wine with your picnic!

With limited numbers allowed on after-hour permits, booking online is essential as government regulations will be followed for Covid-19.

 Venue: Muratie Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, R44 Stellenbosch

The warm hospitality of the historic Muratie wine estate welcomes you and family & friends will  enjoy a picnic together while the sun sets with views of Table Mountain in the distance. The moon will rise above Simonsberg and the adventure continues when hikers walk back through the forest with headlamps. 

This new hiking trail with over 200 hand-built steps; has been constructed by Dirtopia a few months ago and runs from the Trail Centre at Muratie wine farm to a look-out point at the foot of Simonsberg with spectacular views of the Winelands. 

There are signs along the route that is approximately 3.5km total, and it can take you 30 min; up to 45 minutes to reach the top, so do not arrive later than 18h00 (depending on the month) to ensure that you have the full experience. Only 20-30 minutes to walk back to the Trail Centre at Muratie.

Bring a blanket to sit on while you wait for the sunset / moon rise under the watchful eye of the Simonsberg mountain.  The look-out point is called Gilloolys where you can enjoy your own packed picnic and wine from Muratie per glass or per bottle. Snacks & drinks for sale at the Trail Centre where you collect you permit on arrival. Coffee station will be open here.

Time:  Arrival from 5pm (depending on the month), no later than 6.00pm (depending on the month) to start hike.

You hike on your own time!

 Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Muratie Farm, Knorhoek Road, off the R44 near Stellenbosch

 Cost:  R100pp & R50 for children under 10yrs (incl permit for marked route to be done after hours)

 Online bookings essential: www.dirtpass.co.za/product/tickets

 Bring a blanket for your picnic plus good (closed) walking shoes. There will be a coffee station at the start and the shop sells snacks and cooldrinks.  There are ablutions at the start & finish (even with shower facilities).

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At the Trail Centre, all Covid-19 regulations will be in place and not more than 4 people are allowed in the shop. We will also help you outside with directions and enquiries.

We ask that all adhere to social distancing, wearing of a mask and use of sanitisers are compulsory.
Get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy the outdoors!

Provisional dates:

No smoking allowed on the mountain.

 You can be back at the Trail Centre between 1930/20h00, depending on your walking speed and the time you start going down. Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch, but there are also a some torches available at the Trail Centre. Wear good walking / hiking shoes – you are climbing a mountain with steps & various terrain. Snacks & cooldrinks for sale at the Trail Centre, but you are welcome to bring you own to enjoy on top of the mountain.

A FALKE sock hamper is up for grabs in the lucky draw and browse through the FALKE selection on sale at the Trail Centre.

All hikers must adhere to the rules of the trail and Dirtopia’s terms and conditions.

No dogs/pets are allowed as this is a private wine farm.

You must book your spot online for the sunset to full moon hike!
Tickets sales: www.dirtpass.co.za/product/tickets 
078 343 3572| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie sells permits to the marked trails of the Simonsberg trail network. The shop carries outdoor gear, trail accessories and snacks & cold drinks.

 

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