This wooden cabin poised above a river and surrounded by high peaks is one of the Cape Town Section’s gems. It’s an ideal base for climbing a variety of nearby peaks including Du Toit’s Peak, Wemmershoek Tafelberg, Winterberg and more.
A lovely light-filled hut with plenty of windows for the panoramic views and a deck overlooking a kloof. There are beautiful pools for swimming or kloofing on hot summer days, and in winter you can snuggle around a cosy fire in the hut and look out onto snow-capped peaks.
In 1965 Elizabeth Visser donated 21.5ha of land to the MCSA in memory of her late husband, Gerrit Visser, who had always wanted to retire to the area. She made the donation on condition that the MCSA built a hut on the property, which was done in 1967.
|Where||Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains|
|Drive time||1 hour from Cape Town|
|Walk-in time||2.5 to 3 hours (9km)|
|Activities||Overnighting in the hut, camping, walking, rock climbing, swimming and kloofing|
|Cape Town Section|
|Map||1:50 000 – 3319CC Franschhoek
1:250 000 – 3319 Worcester
|Permit||If you want to explore the area beyond the hut, you’ll need a permit from CapeNature. The Elandspad kloofing trip also requires a permit.|