10 May @ 8:00 am - 12 May @ 5:00 pm
Arangieskop is a 2-day hike in the Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson, in the Western Cape. It is often referred to as the “Kilimanjaro of the Cape”, not because of its height, but due to the relentless uphill of the first day and downhill of the second. However, that should not deter any reasonably fit hiker from hiking Arangieskop, as the overnight hut is one of the best in the country and will make you forget all about your tired legs.
Difficulty (fitness): 7-8/10 (The distances per day aren’t massive, but the continuous, steep ascent and descent requires strong legs)
Technical rating of trail: Standard trail walking with steep ascents and descents over rocky terrain. Sections of the trail are very exposed or badly eroded, which require balance and sure-footedness.
Duration: 21km, 2 days
|Height exposure||Degree of difficulty|
|A – No exposure to heights||1 – An easy stroll|
|B – Mild exposure to heights||2 – Moderate|
|C – Moderate exposure to heights||3 – Strenuous exercise|
|D – Very exposed to heights||4 – Only for the very fit|