Karusa Full Moon Mountain Hike & Trail Run Friday, 09 June - 15h00 to Saturday, 10 June 2017 - app. 12h00
Experience the mystique of this 21km / 42km Full Moon Hike & Trail Run through the heart of the Klein Karoo. This leisurely hike on a marked route from Calitzdorp to the spectacular rock formations at Redstone Hills following through the foot hills of the Swartberg Mountains with designated resting area's all along promises to be an unforgettable expierience. A spectacular sunset followed by a rising full moon await participants on this once in a lifetime Night Hike and Trail Run. Participants can enjoy light snacks at the resting areas.
Starting from Calitzdorp Wine Cellars, it will take approximately 3 hours to reach the first resting area at De Oude Postkantoor in Groenfontein. (15,2 km)
The Hike continues through Groenfontein towards Kruisrivier to the second resting area at Roger Young, Gallery and Coffee Shop. (14.3 km)
From here you will leave the lower foot hills of the "Swartberge" behind you and the trail will lead you over fresh mountain streams past centuary old working farms towards Redstone Hills where fresh coffee and homebaked rusks await. (10.5 km)
Total Trail Distance 40 km Duration Approximately 12 hours including 4 hours spent at the resting area's. Fitness level - In order to make this hiking and trail run experience a more comfortable and less exhausting, it is important to train both physically and mentally before your trip. Dress in layers as the night can become extremely cold. Participants are therefore advised to adhere to the stipulated arrival time at Calitzdorp Wine Cellars, (15h00 - 09 June 2017) to allow for a short briefing, and some daylight before departing (17h00) on this once in a lifetime experience.
Sunset in Calitzdorp 18h18 - June 09, 2017 Moonrise in Calitzdorp 17h48 - Saturday, June 09, 2017
Hikers are encouraged to pack something warm to wear.
The cost for the Karusa Full Moon Hike R259.00 per person and includes shuttles back to Calitzdorp, a route map, water and a Hikers badge. Persentage of proceeds will be donated to equines in need. Advance bookings are advised as space is limited. Register now online or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (mobile) 0789879852.
Picnics must be booked and paid for at least two days before the event date. Menu options are available below @R80 per person, but you can also bring your own. You can pay on arrival, but groups of 10 or more must pay in advance. As the event is normally fully booked, you will be liable for the cost if anyone in your group do not pitch, as we turn away other keen hikers. To make the most of your hiking experience, wear comfortable hiking socks, shoes and pack insect repelland.
Although we offer safe parking at the cellars we do not recommend any valuables left in your vehicle, Full Moon Hike Picnic menu:
For 1 @ R80 MAIN BLT Panini Or Chicken Wrap DRINK Ice Tea SWEET Winegums FRUIT Seasonal Fresh fruit: Apple or a banana Extra: small packet of Niknaks
Vegetarian options available too: Basil, Butternut & Feta Panin