The Mountain Club of South Africa

Du Toit’s Kloof Hut

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Du Toit’s Kloof Memorial Hut

The Du Toit’s Kloof Memorial Hut is large and peaceful with shady trees, a pool, braai area, and adjacent camping just 100m from the car. It’s a convenient base for hiking and climbing in the Du Toit’s valley, and for accessing Agtertafelberg Hut.

History
After World War II, the Committee decided to build a memorial mountain hut in the Boland to commemorate members who had lost their lives in the war. Various areas were considered, but the then wild and remote Du Toit’s Kloof was chosen in 1947 when the Du Toit’s Kloof pass was still under construction. Two committee members visited landowner Hennie de Wet, who donated it to the Club. In recognition of his generous gift, De Wet was elected an Honorary Life Member of the Club. The hut was completed in 1949 and about 250 people attended the Club President’s official opening of the Du Toit’s Kloof Memorial Hut. A bronze plaque bearing the names of Club members killed during the war was placed above the main fireplace, but this has since been stolen.