This is a short but strenuous hike up to the peak of Vensterberg (1309m) but well worth the reward of 360° vistas over the mountains, towards the coast and even inland toward the Karoo. This is one of the prominent peaks near George in the Outeniqua mountain range. This peak is also popular amongst trail runners being the first peak in the 6 Peaks FKT challenge.
Wear good footwear, take enough water and as always, take a jacket when hiking in the mountains. The weather can go from warm in the gullies to cold on the exposed windy slopes.
Distances: 3km up and down, 6km in total
Difficulty: Although not very long its quite strenuous being uphill and downhill all the way.
Route markers: None, but the path is quite clear.
Permits & Cost: None
Directions: Take the N9/N12 out of George towards Oudtshoorn
Parking - S33.88226° E22.39932°
Vensterberg Peak - S33.8955° E22.38760°
Other: Taking water, jacket and a mobile phone in case of emergency is highly recommended.
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