This is a remote piece of land in the Langeberg Mountains above Swellendam, with an overhang that’s ideal for overnighting.
Beautiful and remote hiking up to overnight in the cave. Although this is the main attraction, visitors can also rent a cottage on the farm next door (operating as Somerset Gift Getaway Farm) and do day hikes from there.
In 1989 the MCSA bought a 3/96th undivided share in this property in the Swellendam district. It was purchased from MJL Swart thanks to an initiative taken by the Tygerberg Section. The subdivision of the farm is known as Somerset’s Gift and lies to the east of the ‘Grootrivier’.
|Drive time||About 3 hours from Cape Town|
|Walk-in time||3 hours|
|Activities||Camping and walking|
|The MCSA is one of 32 shareholders|
|Map||1:50 000 – 3320DC Barrydale
The road is on 3420BA Suurbraak
|Permit||Obtain permission and a permit from the Cape Town office no later than the Thursday before you plan to visit. The Club needs to notify the owner of Somerset’s Gift Farm of your arrival by 2pm on Fridays.|