Walking the Perdeberg Trail

This morning 9 Hurriers took to the Perdeberg Trail for the first time in around 10 years.  Why we haven’t walked it more often remains a mystery, as it is one of the most beautiful places imaginable.  The fynbos was absolutely stunning, dominated by a myriad of ericas, including the magnificent Erica massonii, looking better than ever before!  The weather was perfect and the walk is relatively easy with no steep sections.  Being a track, rather than a path also allowed for good communication, as we did not have to walk in Indian file.

It would be a gross underestimation to say that we were not blown away by the beauty of the Kogelberg Reserve.  Our hike was 6 km out and then back along the same route, but we were never bored.  It was like being in a garden all the way!

We saw very many Orange-breasted Sunbirds and a few other fynbos species, but the main find was a Hottentot Buttonquail which suddenly rose from our feet!

There was, unfortunately, evidence of flower poaching with bundles of Brunia hidden beside the path for later collection.  We reported this and were pleased to meet up with a group of rangers who responded immediately to investigate the matter.  Let’s hope they catch the perpetrators.

7 thoughts on “Walking the Perdeberg Trail

  1. Di

    It is so awesome there. If you arrange cars at end a trail goes on from where you turned to Perdeberg peak and then down to Kleinmond via Spook neck, total 15km. More awesome fynbos there too. I got some of the erica species names from a local, if you are interested. Di

  2. Jette Westerdahl

    So going down the Highlands road – if you have the gates of Iona Wine on your right hand:
    Is it the first path after Iona to the left?

    1. The track to the start of the trail is at 34 16 52 S and 19 04 23 E At the end of this track there is a gate and the trail starts there. You need a permit from Cape Nature

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