This family-friendly wilderness area can be approached from both Bain’s Kloof and Du Toit’s Kloof. There are great swimming spots and a variety of peaks offer panoramic views of the Western Cape mountains. It’s a true mountaineering experience right on the Cape’s doorstep.
Highlights include upper Happy Valley, the Witteberg/Grassy Dome/Slanghoek ridge, the upper section of Tierkloof and the massive amphitheatre walls on the north side of Slanghoek Peak. The property is proclaimed as a water catchment area under the Mountain Catchment Areas Act. The boundaries extend clockwise from the summit of Witteberg, to the summit of Groot Wellington Sneeukop, to the northerly base of Slanghoek Needle and across the summit of Slanghoek Peak.
In 1985 the MCSA bought an undivided quarter share in Springstygbeugel farm for R30 000. This granted access to the ever-popular Du Toit’s Kloof and Bain’s Kloof Mountains. In 2000 a further half share was purchased for R120 000.
|Where||Slanghoek Mountains (between Bain’s Kloof and Du Toit’s Kloof)|
|Drive time||70 minutes from Cape Town|
|Walk-in time||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Activities||Camping, walking, rock climbing and swimming/kloofing|
|Size||1 299ha in a triangular shape|
|Cape Town Section owns a three-quarter share|
|Map||1:50 000 – 3319CA Bain’s Kloof|
|Permit||No permit required|
|Biodiversity||Springstygbeugel on iNaturalist|