This extremely accessible hut (with a loft) is in the Limietberg Nature Reserve, close to a river and beautiful rock pools, with no evidence of civilisation in sight.
A great place to enjoy remoteness and the Krom River. Peaks in the immediate vicinity are Witteberg (1 736m), Krom River Dome (1 384m), Krom River Peak (1 452m), and New Year Peak (1 327m). Ascending Witteberg will take 3 to 5 hours from the hut.
The Paarl/Wellington Section of the MCSA built the Krom River Hut on Forestry land in 1953. The 50 Section members of that time managed to raise funds for the hut in just four months and proudly opened it on 23 May.
|Where||The mountains north of Du Toit’s Kloof Pass|
|Drive time||1 – 1.5 hours from Cape Town, depending on traffic|
|Walk-in time||35 – 40 minutes|
|Activities||Camping, overnighting in the hut, swimming and hiking|
|Size||A radius of 200m around the hut|
|Capacity||Usually 12, although there is space for 15-17 (9 bunks in the main area + 6 mattresses in the loft with space for 2 more if brought)
Camping space where there used to be trees for about six small tents
||CapeNature manages the Limietberg Nature Reserve, and the Paarl/Wellington Section manages the hut|
|Map||1:50 000 – 3319CA Bain’s Kloof|
|Permit||You’ll need a permit from CapeNature if you want to hike further than 200m from the hut|