Oudtshoorn access?

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janeruth
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Oudtshoorn access?

Post by janeruth » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:32 pm

Hi,

We visited the Oudtshoorn crags very briefly for the 1st time this weekend -very cool! :)

But we were caught off guard when someone came out from the De Hoek entrance (we weren't staying there) and to tell us we had to pay a R20 fee to climb. No problem with paying, just confusing because the wiki &pdf guide don't say anything about it and the the combo cape-nature-de hoek sign left us wondering why our wild card didn't count too....?

Not being too lazy to update the wiki, just think someone who knows more than me should do it?

Still very cool to just see that huge main wall! :)

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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by brianweaver » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:37 pm

That doesn't sound right...
I hate this real world place... I'd be more than happy to live out there rather...

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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Warren G » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:44 pm

I remember reading something like that somewhere, in the guide book I think. De Hoek owns the crag
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Justin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Hi Jane,

Correct, you need to pay R20 to climb at the crag. There used to be a sign at the start of the walk-in mentioning the fee to climb there.

Question to someone who knows: If you are staying at De Hoek, do you still need to buy a permit to climb?
If someone can let me know I'll update the Oudtshoorn Wiki.
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Marshall1 » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:03 pm

:idea:
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Justin » Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:09 pm

Thanks Marshall. I have updated the Wiki.
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Faffy001 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:28 am

yeah we have always paid first for Oudtshoorn climbing.

Another question...I heard somewhere that we should pay a yearly activity fee to climb around CT...does anyone know, where do I pay this and how much is it?

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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:07 am

SANParks have a thing called an Activity Card which is like a Wild Card but somewhat cheaper and doesn't work in Cape Nature areas. If you buy one for climbing (as opposed to dog walking/horse riding/MTB) it'll give you free access to the climbing at areas where fees are charged (Silvermine). As far as I know (the website is not 100% clear on this) if you have a Wild Card then you don't need an activity card.

http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mou ... ermits.php
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Faffy001 » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:19 am

Thanks Nic :)

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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by Warren G » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:48 am

However, am i right in saying that if you have an activity card you don't get the same discount for the Cable Car as if you have a Wild Card? this is a major saving to loose out on
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Re: Oudtshoorn access?

Post by mullet » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:40 am

Nic Le Maitre wrote: if you have a Wild Card then you don't need an activity card
Unfortunately, the last time I was bouldering at topside, I was informed by a ranger that this is not the case. Apparently you need to have an activity card even if you have a wild card.
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