Witsieshoek accomodation?

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Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Dewrance » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:23 am

Anyone know of camping near to Witsieshoek?
We are heading up Angus Leppan in April and are looking for two nights accomodation as cheap as possible...
Thanks :thumright

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby WikiDave » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:40 am

The cheapest place to sleep is at the Sentinel car park where you start your hike from.
There is a mountain hut with a few bunk beds, there is no electricity there but its the perfect place.


Alternatively you could sleep in Sentinel cave close to where you start ascending the gulley for Angus, this means carrying water though. I have slept on a gras patch at the base of the Sentinel before, made for an early start :thumleft:

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Stijn » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:36 am

Another vote for the bunk beds at Sentinel Car Park. Very basic but at R15 pppn, it's difficult to beat! :thumright

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Dewrance » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:19 pm

Thanks thats helpful. Any contact details for that?
Those bunk beds, are they with the Witsieshoek resort or separate?

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Stijn » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:18 pm

The bunk beds are separate to the resort and run by the guards who are stationed at the car park. Booking doesn't really work (I've booked in person there before, only to have no record of my booking when I arrive for the next visit). So just rock up and pay for a bunk. If it's full, you may have to camp in the car park but I haven't had that issue before.

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby 1armbandit » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:01 am

i would say forget the car park and the bunk beds pack you camping stuff in a bag and hike to sentinel cave (20 min walk from approach gully). I climbed angus lappan last year august and we slept at base of approach gully just off the old contour path.

A night in a cave in the berg is way better than in a stinky hut.

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby trevor johnson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:30 am

One can do the route up and down in a day, just leave a little earlier. Hope you not gonna do the VF ?

I have slept in the car park under the stars and have had no hassle, the bunks are great if you feel kind the guards up there usually like a sack of potato's and some spice

ENJOY ! !

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby pierre.joubert » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:40 am

Hope you're gonna do the VF while you're there? Report back?

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Dewrance » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:45 am

Thanks for all the info. Much appreciated.

Planning on arriving early Fri (20 April) morning, climbing Angus on Sat and heading home Sun.
So Fri should be free, we will def go take a look! Don't have any VF equipment so not gonna use it. Might do the climb which clashes with it though... :jocolor:

In the end we may just end up hiking up Sentinel Fri and then climbing Angus on Sat.

We'll see how the weather treats us and how we feel... not too fit at the moment!

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby shorti » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:51 pm

Dewrance wrote:just end up hiking up Sentinel
Looks like you know something I don't :?

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Re: Witsieshoek accomodation?

Postby Dewrance » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:20 am

shorti wrote:
Dewrance wrote:just end up hiking up Sentinel
Looks like you know something I don't :?


Ja ja.... Just meant we won't be trad climbing any routes to the top.
Also ignorance on my part.... :thumleft:


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