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.

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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!

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Total distance: 11.59 km
Max elevation: 1527 m
Min elevation: 541 m
Total climbing: 1231 m
Total time: 05:18:21
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