Sunday, 6 December 2009

Less-obvious day routes in the Cederberg

The Uilsgat Kloof route starts at the oaks below Welbedacht Kloof, and heads northwest along an old track up a wide, deserted valley. The track then turns into an old pass, climbing past Uilsgat Needles to the 1400m level. The route passes many cedar trees and there are turnoffs to Sleeppad Hut and Crystal Pool. You can either carry on to Middelberg Hut and then turn down to Algeria, or take a left turn and do a huge descent to the bottom of Uitkyk Pass. It's called Die Gat - I wonder why.

The Old Uitkyk Pass itself is an interesting variation, if you can find someone to drop you off at one end and drive to the other via the new pass.

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