Full Moon Hike at Delvera Wine Estate

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Klapmutskop, Delvera Wine Estate Stellenbosch Full Moon Hike

Fancy a hike in the full moon? Well, then you’re in luck – Delvera Wine Estate announced the start of its Full Moon Hiking Season recently, kicking off this Saturday the 15th of October.

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.

The Falke Full Moon Hike @ Delvera will kick off with the first event of the season taking place on Saturday, 15 October and Sunday, 16 October.  This popular hike will co-incide with the launch of the new Dirtopia Trail Centre, which now offers the Dirtopia Café and Trail Lodge on Delvera Estate, as well as a retail centre and bike repair workshop.

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.

The sun will set at 18h58 on Saturday, 15 October and the moon will rise at 18h18.  The recommended arrival time is 16h30 to make the most of your experience, but certainly no later than 18h00 to start hike.

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.

Advance bookings are advised as space is limited.  Book now at the Dirtopia Trail Centre by e-mailing info@dirtopia.co.za or call 021 884 4357. Picnics must be booked and paid for at least two days before the event date. Menu options are available at www.dirtopia.co.za, but you can also bring your own.

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Falke Full Moon Hike, Klapmutskop, Delvera Wine Estate 15 October

Photos and press release from Peridot Communications

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