Nelson Mandela Bay offering free guided school holiday hikes

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Public Health Directorate under the Environmental Management and Education have some interesting information for those who enjoy nature and walking. 

Below, please find the public hikes programme arranged by the Municipality during the coming school holidays, courtesy of the Environmental Education Section that falls under the Environmental Management Sub-Directorate in the Public Health Directorate.

Dec 2015 – Jan 2016 School- Holiday Program:

Guided Hiking Trails:

The following hikes will be undertaken during the Dec. 2015 – Jan. 2016 School Holidays, as part of the Metro’s guided trails to the general public (Free of charge). These hikes are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Sacramento Hiking Trail:

Schoenmakerskop, follow Victoria Drive all the way to the end.

Meeting Place:    Meet at the Cannon in Schoenmakerskop

Date:                    15 December, 2015

Time:                   Starting at: 09h30 (3 -4 Hours)

Settlers Park Hiking Trail:

How Avenue, next to the St Georges private hospital. Follow the road until you see the gates to the park on your left hand sideThere is a safe parking area within the reserve.

 Meeting Place:         Meet at the parking area inside the reserve.

Date:                          21 December, 2015

Time:                         Starting at:  09h30 (3-4 Hours)

Van Stadens Hiking Trail:

Go into the Van Stadens Nature Reserve, and meet in front of the first office. Follow the road from the N2 Van Stadens turn-off. Turn left.

Date:  6th January,   2016

Time:  09h30    (2 – 3 Hours)

Cape Recife Hiking Trail:

Follow the Marine drive to Cape Recife, and take a left turn to Pine lodge, and meet in front of the boom gate.

Meeting Place:     Pine lodge boom gate

Date:                     11Th January 2016

Time:                    09h30 (2- 4 Hours)                     

What to bring along:

  • Packed lunch
  • Stout walking shoes or takkies
  • Water bottle (juice or water)
  • A Hat and sun block
  • A Jacket (For the changing weather patterns gets windy on the trails).
  • Some of the hikes might not be suitable for very young children.

Contact Person:   Pumla Koltana

E-mail Address:     [email protected]

Telephone:             041- 506 5235

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