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Sunset to Full Moon Hike

Tue, 29 December 2020

Tuesday 29 December 2020 (night before actual Full Moon) Sunset 19h58 – Moonrise scheduled 19h39 (to rise over Simonsberg by approximately 20h10).

A new hiking trail have 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. See the sunset over Table Mountain and a view of the Winelands, while enjoying a wonderful adventure with friends & family

The marked circle route 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 19h15 to ensure that you have the full experience.

Bring a blanket to sit on while you wait for the sunset / moon rise under the watchful eye of the Simonsberg mountain. There will be a Muratie wine station at this point, called Gilloolys where you can enjoy your packed picnic. Bring extra cash / card to buy a glass or bottle of Muratie’s red or white wine. Remember that you need to carry out all your own trash. No smoking allowed on the mountain!

Time: Arrival by 18h00, no later than 19h15 to start hike.
Venue: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Muratie Farm, R44 between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch

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

You can be back at the Trail centre from 20h30/21h00, depending on your walking speed and the time you start going down. Bring something warm to wear after dark and a torch, but there is also a selection of 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.


Muratie Wine Estate
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Muratie Wine Estate

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