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COME CLIMB WITH US
AT THE FARM ROUTE 62
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About

About

“The Farm” is situated approximately 7km outside of Montagu on the picturesque Route 62 towards Barrydale. The Farm offers the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation.

For the adventurous souls, there is a plethora of both sport and traditional rock climbing on the property. We also offer various types of hiking routes, from short day hikes, overnight hikes and multiple day hikes. There are also a variety of mountain bike trails in the Montagu area for those wanting to get out on their bikes!

After a day of adventure you can relax in one of our self-catering cottages, for larger groups or budget travellers we offer backpackers accommodation as well. Click on the Accommodation tab for details.

Climbing

Climbing

The Farm is the ideal location for the avid climber boasting over 30 climbing routes (sport and trad) on The Farm itself and over 300 other routes in the immediate area. Not only does The Farm offer a large number of routes in one area, it also offers a wide range of grades (10-31, 5.6-5.13d, 2-8a). This makes The Farm an ideal training ground for beginner climbers as well as climbers wanting to push their grades. There are also training facilities such as a short abseil area and anchors close to the ground for training purposes.

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Hiking

Hiking

The Kloof

Difficulty: Easy

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Duration: ± 2 hours return

Base Camp

Difficulty: Moderate

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Duration: ± 4-6 hours + overnight stop option

The Summit

Difficulty: Difficult

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Duration: ± 2-3 Days

Hiking Descriptions

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The Kloof Route
This hike follows a route up into the kloof and returns along the same path. The route ends at the climbing area called Awe-Struck. It is a short yet remarkably beautiful hike with great views out toward the valley and stunning vegetation. There are a few pick nick areas along the path and drinking water at the entrance of the kloof.

 

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Base Camp Route
Base camp is situated 2.5hrs hike along the ridge right of The Kloof trail. It follows the beginning of The Summit hike to base camp where you have options to either overnight on the ridge or follow the route back along the ridge. (NOTE: this is a newly established route and there is no clearly defined path as yet, please contact thefarmroute62@gmail.com before attempting any of the overnight hikes).

 

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The Summit Route
The Summit hike is an expedition type hike which extends The Base Camp hike to the summit. Upon reaching base camp you can opt to stay at base camp overnight and then make the final push up to the summit or go directly to the summit in one day. The Base Camp hike is about 2.5hrs, however if you make the push to the summit in one day, this can take 6-8hrs. Once on the summit you can overnight on the summit. Please note there is NO water on the summit, all water needs to be brought with either from Base Camp (when available) or from the beginning of The Kloof hike. After spending the night on The Summit you can hike back down to Base Camp and then onwards along The Base Camp trail back to the beginning of the trail. There is a composting toilet at Base Camp and the summit (NOTE: this is a newly established route and there is no clearly defined path as yet, please contact thefarmroute62@gmail.com before attempting any of the overnight hikes).

 

NO FIRES are allowed in the hiking areas!!  Please take out EVERYTHING you bring. Do not litter or defecate in this area as it supplies drinking water to a number of farms in the area. There is a toilet available near the cottages, please make use of it before entering the hiking areas. There is a composting toilet at Base Camp, water is however in short supply and may need boiling to be palatable.

Accommodation

Accommodation

 

Backpackers

R80 per person per night

Sleeps: 1 – 9

Cottages

R770 per cottage per night

Sleeps: 2 – 4

Caravan

R300 per Caravan per night

Sleeps: 2

Accommodation Description

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Backpackers
For larger groups or budget travellers we offer backpackers accommodation. There are three rooms in our backpackers cottage with 9 single beds in each room. The beds are bunk style beds with comfy mattresses, each with a bag storage area, a charging usb point, a light and curtains for privacy. Sheets are available but please bring additional bedding or sleeping bags. There is a fireplace in the communal kitchen/living area that can be used as a fireplace or braai. There are shower and toilet facilities at an ablution block close by.

 

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Cottages
This fully equipped steampunk themed cottage has a main bedroom with an en suite bathroom. This cottage has an enclosed courtyard with a gate and is pet friendly for small dogs. Unfortunately, larger dogs are not allowed as the walls are low and they may jump over the wall.

 

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Caravan
The Caravan has a double bed, wash basin, fridge and two plate gas stove. There are shower and toilet facilities at an ablution block close by.

Contact

Get
in touch

Jason Hayden

thefarmroute62@gmail.com

33°49’47.5″S 20°11’35.4″E

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