Stellenboschberg to Assegaaibosch

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3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers

 

40% 

Runnable

Singletrack

2,447' 746 m

Ascent

-2,555' -779 m

Descent

3,540' 1,079 m

High

984' 300 m

Low

28%

Avg Grade (16°)

74%

Max Grade (37°)

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

Andrew Harris

Overview

This trail is open for all to use.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes

This is a challenging route and a certain amount of fitness is required to complete this in its entirety. Take enough food and water as the streams on the mountain are not always running.

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 runners 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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