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black Stellenboschberg to Assegaaibosch

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3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
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Elevation

Ascent: 2,447' 746 m
Descent: -2,555' -779 m
High: 3,540' 1,079 m
Low: 984' 300 m

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Avg Grade: 28% (16°)
Max Grade: 74% (37°)

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A challenging mountain traverse, starting at Paradyskloof in Stellenbosch and ending at Assegaaibosch in Jonkershoek.

Andrew Harris

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

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Description

Starting just above the Paradyskloof suburb of Stellenbosch, this trail goes straight up the very challenging slopes of Stellenbosch Mountain. The climb is long and unrelenting but rewards hikers with spectacular views over False Bay and the winelands. There are sections which require scrambling and a steady foot.

Once you reach the "top", which is essentially a gully between Haelkop and the Stellenbosch Mountain Summit, you begin the equally technical, but more gradual descent to Assegaaibosch. The descent requires you to stay focused as there are many loose rocks, but the trip down is absolutely spectacular. The views into the Jonkershoek Valley are amazing.

Flora & Fauna

Abundant fynbos and birding. Keep an eye out for baboons on the peaks.

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