Interning over the June-July holidays meant I had endless free time over the weekends. Estelle and I thus decided to head up to the Italian Prisoner of War cross on the top of Hugenoot peak.
We parked on the Du Toitskloof pass and made the steep ascent. Bright yellow tolbosse and Wabome (Protea nitida) lined the path up to the neck. From the neck we had a stunning view of the Du Toits mountains, the N1 and the Hawekwas mountains.
Heading back from the cross, we decided to try find the POW shelter. Using what I could remember from the previous night’s research, we headed in the general direction of the shelterer. Much to my disappointment, we could not find anything.
We soon rejoined the path and headed back down. Here we met a young couple from Paarl, taking their two dogs up to the saddle – they were able to inform us on where we had gone wrong in our search!
Max elevation: 1313 m
Min elevation: 535 m
Total climbing: 939 m
Total time: 05:05:15