Knowing Oliver to always be keen for an adventure, I contacted him and we went on a strategic exam break in search of Protea magnifica. Haelhoeksneeukop is easily accessible from the Miaspoort trail by following the watershed up to the peak with a bit of scrambling required.
It is a stunning place to see the Limietberg and Du Toitskloof mountains from, yet still comfurtably close enough to the Stellenbosch mountains I have become accustomed to. Predictably we found our protea and a place to swim too. This was a treat considering how hot the day was!
Max elevation: 1527 m
Min elevation: 541 m
Total climbing: 1231 m
Total time: 05:18:21