The Happy Hikers

The Strandveld Hiking Club (you won’t believe it; I’m a member) organises a monthly hike and every hike is thoroughly prepared by one of more of the members. The November hike is the one from Tesselaarsdal to Stanford across the Klein Rivier Mountains; 16 km in total. We take the same route as barber Johan Willemse from Tesselaarsdal in the old days. On Friday he walked to Stanford to ‘dress the hair’ of his clientele on Saturday. On a Sunday he walked all the way back. A month or so ago ‘cheerleader’ Jenny Hayes and company set out from the Stanford side and last week they did it from Tesselaarsdal. For the people who are unknown with the location: both villages are situated in the Overberg region in the western Cape, South Africa. Along the hike is a wide variety of Fynbos vegetation.