Friday, 26 February - night before actual Full Moon
Sunset 19h24 – Moonrise scheduled 19h18
(to rise at the look-out by approximately 19h40)
A hand-built 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 of the Winelands. See the sunset over Table Mountain in the distance and the moon rise on Simonsberg side, 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 18h45 to ensure that you have the full experience.
Muratie wine for sale at the look-out point! Per glass or per bottle - bring your cash, credit card or Zapper.
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 packed picnic. Snacks & drinks for sale at the Trail Centre where you collect you permit on arrival.
Remember that you need to carry out all your own trash. No smoking allowed on the mountain. No dogs allowed.
Time: Arrival by 17h30, no later than 18h45 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 between 20h00/20h30, 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 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.
At the Trail Centre, all Covid-19 regulations will be in place and not more than 3 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 better way to stay away from the crowds!
You must book your spot online for the full moon hike!