We spent Saturday hiking to Wolfberg Arch. We drank wine and cheese, braaied, rode horses (very slowly!) and rock climbed. All in all, a pretty adventurous weekend.
|The sun peeking over the hills on a beautiful winters day in Cape Town|
|Our weekend hiking group|
|Nothing says "Adventure" like climbing to the top of a rock for a photo shoot!|
|The cracks that you pass through, on the way to the arch|
|The most awesome hiking shoes!|
|Our first glimpse of the arch!|
|We made it!|
|Me and Frosty in front of the arch|
Wolfberg Arch Hike Information
The hike took us about 8 hours, round trip. And we walked slowly - the photo session on top of the rock was at least half an hour and we probably had at least another hours rest at the arch.
The day pass to the Cracks would put you back R50 per person. If you want to go all the way to the arch it will cost you R100.*
There is one place to collect water - in the wet season. I would suggest taking enough water for your entire hike if you go in summer.
It is suggested that if you want to get some amazing pictures of the arch, that you start late and spend the night up at the arch. The sun sets on one side of the arch and rises on the other. Maybe one day I'll be adventurous enough to try this!
There are some steep sections with a bit of scrambling at the beginning of the hike, but once you have passed through the Cracks, the rest of the way is pretty flat. Make a note of where you come out at the cracks - we may have
* At the time of writing this is correct - cost may vary over time, so please don't quote me on this to the people who issue the passes!