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Myburgh's Waterfall Ravine

Location: Hout Bay, on the South Western edge of Orange Kloof.

Overview: A long, shaded ravine in Orange Kloof but not officially in the Kloof so no Permit is needed at present. This is a good summer route, filled with Disas in late summer (Jan/Feb) when it becomes very popular as it has been written up in several guidebooks, magazines, and Facebook posts.

Key Statistics
Grade:  2 ****
Height gain: 500 m: from 200 m to 700 m (Apostles Path)
Time: 2 h up, 1.5 h down depending on route

Route Description:
The closest parking is in Farriers Way (close to Makuti Lodge)
NB There are now 2 booms local residents have erected to control access.The first usually has a guard who will let you through, else it should be open. The second is a barrier with a keypad and phone number which recently has been locked. Phone the number for the access code.  Additionally SAN Parks have also attempted to close the ravine so check with them before going. 

Start along the path with the wooden "Footpath" signs. Follow the path until it meets the circuit path coming from Hout Bay nek (path leading from Suikerbossie), here turn right onto the circuit path that runs staight into the ravine. The ascent of the ravine is obvious and mostly in the watercourse, apart from the water that should be bypassed on the left bank in the lower section, and in the upper section if the steep waterfall is wet it is extremely dangerous and should then be bypassed on the right up an earthy eroded track that is often used by parties descending after viewing the Disas.

The standard descent is via Llundudno Ravine to the Hout Bay nek circuit which enable you to get back to the start of the Myburgh's Waterfall route at the Farrier's Way parking

Note that some parties prefer to start from the parking at Suikerbossie or outside the Ruyteplaats estate gate, then doing the contour path to Orange Kloof to join with the Farrier's Way approach.