Kleinplaas Dam Trail

This hike is an easy walk on a clearly marked trail in the Redhill area above Simon’s Town. After the recent fire, there are plenty of the prettier flowers that thrive after the devastation — plenty of Pelargoniums, Watsonias, Cape Snow and Butterfly Lilies.

Getting there: Drive to Simon’s Town on the Main Road. As you pass the Gemstone Factory, turn right up the hill on the M66. At the top of the hill a road leading to the left is sign-posted for the Just Nuisances grave, and the Navy Military base. Less than 100 meters further and on the right is the sign and the start of the trail. Take the turn-off mentioned, and immediately on your left is an area under some huge bluegum trees where you can park your car.
Difficulty: easy walk

From the signpost, hike up the trails which leads directly away from the road. You are heading in the direction of the opposite coast (in fact, if you do continue in that direction, you will end up on the hill above Scarborough). After about 100 meters, take the path that leads off to the right. You are now heading in a northerly direction (toward Cape Town). Keep on going until you reach the dam — its that simple!

This is one for: shorts and shoes.

Slingsbys Simon's Town map

David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.