Delvera Falke Full Moon Hikes
FULL MOON HIKING SEASON IS OPEN
Footwear specialist FALKE South Africa is teaming up with outdoor adventure experts Dirtopia as the presenting sponsor of the popular full moon hikes at Delvera Farm just outside of Stellenbosch.
Experience the splendour of the great outdoors with magnificent views of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a leisurely 9,75km hike on a marked circle route through the vineyards, traversing the majestic Yellow Wood forest to the top of Klapmutskop in the heart of the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy.
A spectacular sunset with stunning views of the winelands and even Table Mountain awaits at the top, while participants can enjoy light snacks on top of Klapmutskop while watch the full moon rise.
Starting from the Trail Centre, it will take approximately an hour to reach the top. Participants are therefore advised to adhere to the stipulated arrival times, which change every month according to the times of sunset and the rising of the moon. Farm vehicles are available to transport children and elderly hikers to the start of the shorter 4,5km route at the famous Pepper Tree from where it will take about 30 minutes to the top.
Torches are needed for walking down (also for sale at Trail Centre) and hikers are encouraged to bring something warm to wear. The cost for the Falke Full Moon Hikes @ Delvera is R70 for adults and R30 for children under the age of 10 and includes shuttles, permits and a map. Klapmutskop is part of Simonsberg Conservancy and a portion of the permit fee is donated to this non-profit organisation. As the hike takes place in a conservancy, no dogs are allowed.
To make the most of your hiking experience, wear comfortable hiking socks and shoes. The latest FALKE Advance Performance range of hiking socks is available at the Dirtopia Trail Centre.
Utilising innovative design and technologies, Advance Performance promises ultimate functionality and wearer advantage, combining over a century of expertise with the most advanced technologies available globally.
If you love the outdoors, try the AH2 Cool or AH4 Wool for a perfect hike. The all-weather cool hiking sock offers a comfort top, strategic cushioning in high strain areas, extra heel and toe reinforcement and advanced wicking and robust lightweight yarns innovation. The left and right ergonomic construction in specific sizes 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 provides the ultimate in wearer comfort and fit.
Advanced Hike 4 (AH4) shares similar properties to the AH2, while the deep plush wool with its rapid moisture absorbency and warming acts as a thermal regulator and provides superior cushioning and protection. In addition, its special anti-tick and mosquito treatment will keep away insects.
We do not recommend any valuables left in your vehicle, although farm patrol is on standby.
Full Moon hike Picnic menu:
For 1 @ R80
Or Chicken Wrap
Seasonal Fresh fruit: Apple or a banana
Extra: small packet of Niknaks
Vegetarian options available too:
Basil, Butternut & Feta Panini
2016 DELVERA FULL MOON HIKE DATES (PLEASE CLICK ON THE DATES TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION):
2016: 13 Nov; 14 Dec; 31 Dec (New Year's Eve Sunset Hike)
2017: 12 Jan; 10 Feb; 11 Feb; 11 Mar; 12 Mar; 11 Apr; 6 Sep; 5 Oct; 3 Nov; 4 Nov; 2 Dec; 3 Dec
Dirtopia Cafe will serve the following till 21h00:
Springrolls (4) OR Samoosas (4) with sweet chilli sauce R 35
Chicken Burger with chips R 65
Trail Burger with chips R 70
Cheese & Meat Platter R 120
Chocolate Brownies R 25
Lemon Meringue R 20
Make sure you join the Delvera Full Moon Hike group on Facebook to stay updated on all events and info.
This hiking trail is open 7 days a week with mountain bike trails & bike hire from the Trail Centre as well.
Right of admission reserved at all Dirtopia events. The organisers can refuse entry for medical reasons or otherwise at their own discretion.