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Full Moon / Sunset Hikes

MURATIE SUNSET HIKES

 

Venue: Muratie Wine Estate, Knorhoek Road, R44 Stellenbosch

The warm hospitality of the historic Muratie wine estate welcomes you and serve their excellent wines at the look-out point! Family & friends will  enjoy a picnic together while the sun sets with views of Table Mountain in the distance. The moon will rise above Simonsberg and the adventure continues when hikers walk back through the forest with headlamps. 

This new hiking trail with over 200 hand-built steps; has been constructed by Dirtopia a few months ago and runs from the Trail Centre at Muratie wine farm to a look-out point at the foot of Simonsberg with spectacular views of the Winelands. 

There are signs along the route that is approximately 3.5km total, and it can take you 30 min; up to 45 minutes to reach the top, so do not arrive later than 16h30 (depending on the month) to ensure that you have the full experience. Only 20-30 minutes to walk back to the Trail Centre at Muratie.

Bring a blanket to sit on while you wait for the sunset / moon rise under the watchful eye of the Simonsberg mountain.  The look-out point is called Gilloolys where you can enjoy your own packed picnic and wine from Muratie per glass or per bottle. Snacks & drinks for sale at the Trail Centre where you collect you permit on arrival. Coffee station will be open here.

 Time:  Arrival by 4pm (depending on the month), no later than 4.30pm (depending on the month) to start hike.

You hike on your own time!

 Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Muratie Farm, Knorhoek Road, off the R44 near Stellenbosch

 Cost:  R100pp & R50 for children under 10yrs (incl permit for marked route to be done after hours)

 Online bookings essential: www.dirtpass.co.za/product/tickets

 Bring a blanket for your picnic plus good (closed) walking shoes. There will be a coffee station at the start and the shop sells snacks and cooldrinks.  There are ablutions at the start & finish (even with shower facilities).

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At the Trail Centre, all Covid-19 regulations will be in place and not more than 4 people are allowed in the shop. We will also help you outside with directions and enquiries.

We ask that all adhere to social distancing, wearing of a mask and use of sanitisers are compulsory.
Get some fresh air, exercise and enjoy the outdoors!

No smoking allowed on the mountain.

 You can be back at the Trail Centre between 18h00/18h30, depending on your walking speed and the time you start going down. Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch, but there are also a some torches available at the Trail Centre. Wear good walking / hiking shoes – you are climbing a mountain with steps & various terrain. Snacks & cooldrinks for sale at the Trail Centre, but you are welcome to bring you own to enjoy on top of the mountain.

A FALKE sock hamper is up for grabs in the lucky draw and browse through the FALKE selection on sale at the Trail Centre.

All hikers must adhere to the rules of the trail and Dirtopia’s terms and conditions.

No dogs/pets are allowed as this is a private wine farm.

You must book your spot online for the sunset to full moon hike!
Tickets sales: www.dirtpass.co.za/product/tickets 
078 343 3572| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie sells permits to the marked trails of the Simonsberg trail network. The shop carries outdoor gear, trail accessories and snacks & cold drinks.

 

Dirtopia Sunset hike at Muratie Wine Estate
Saturday, 19 June 2021
Sunset 17h42

 

Hikers follow the signs along the way, so no mass gathering at any time. On arrival there will be a table outside the Trail Centre to help hikers sign in & get their permit and directions. No more than 4 people allowed in the shop at any time. There are also benches to sit on outside the building before or after the hike. Bring a picnic blanket for the look-out point; there is plenty of space!

 

Ablution facilities next door to the Trail Centre.

 

 It is our priority to host the hike in a way that is safe, responsible and in line with current regulations.

 

All Covid-19 health and safety protocols will be followed including screenings, sanitising, social distancing, and all participants must wear masks.

 

  Toast the sunset at the foot of Simonsberg with beautiful wine land views and Table Mountain in the distance. The specially built hiking trail from Dirtopia Trail Centre to the look-out point called Gillooly’s, as over 200 steps in total, but only 3.5km so that the whole family can enjoy an outdoor adventure together. Muratie wines will be available at a wine station when you arrive at the picnic spot. Here are glasses available and you can purchase a white, red and even the MCC Lady alice per bottle too!

 Time: Arrival by 15h30/16h00, no later than 16h45 to start hike.

Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Muratie Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch
Cost: R100pp permit for marked route to be done after hours & R50 for children under 10yrs.

 More details:

A hand-built hiking trail has been constructed by Dirtopia (during lockdown 2020), that runs from the Trail Centre at Muratie wine farm to a look-out point with spectacular views of the Winelands. See the sunset over Table Mountain in the distance, while enjoying a glass with your friends and family.
There are signs along the route that is approximately 3.5km in total. It can take you 30 min; up to 45 minutes to reach the top, so do not arrive later than 17h00 to ensure that you have the full experience. Only 20-30 minutes to walk back to the Trail Centre at Muratie.
The look-out point is called Gilloolys where you can enjoy your packed picnic on a blanket. Snacks & drinks for sale at the Trail Centre where you collect you permit on arrival.

 You can be back at the Trail centre between 18h00/18h30, depending on your walking speed and the time you start going down. Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch, but there are also some small torches available at the Trail Centre. Wear good walking / hiking shoes – you are climbing a mountain with steps & various terrain. Snacks & cooldrinks for sale at the Trail Centre, but you are welcome to bring you own to enjoy on top of the mountain.

 A FALKE sock hamper is up for grabs in the lucky draw and browse through the various outdoor gear on sale at the Trail Centre.

 At the Trail Centre, all Covid-19 regulations will be in place and not more than 4 people are allowed in the shop at a time. We will also help you outside with directions and enquiries.

We ask that all adhere to social distancing, wearing of a mask and use of sanitisers are compulsory.
Get some fresh air, exercise, and enjoy the outdoors - no better way to stay away from the crowds!

 

You must book your spot online for the sunset hike!
Tickets sales: www.dirtpass.co.za/product/tickets
078 343 3572| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Dirtopia Trail Centre on Muratie sells permits to the marked trails of the Simonsberg trail network. The shop carries outdoor gear, trail accessories and snacks & cold drinks.

 

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