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Mountain Climbing in Matroosberg Mountain, De Doorns, Western Cape South Africa

Elevation:
2250m/7381ft
Best Months :
March-September
Cape Winelands is an area of vast vines and vineyards as the name suggests. Situated in the north east of Cape Town, it constitutes fertile green valleys, towns and villages surrounded by proud mountains. It is characterized by Mediterranean Climate and the winter rain contributes to the famous wine production which can be found in most of the world's corners.

Matroosberg peak stands at 2250 m/7381 ft and can be ascended from two routes. That is the southern one (De Doorns) and the northern one (Ceres) side. During winter time, it gets very cold with regular snow. The southern route is the most difficult one of these two, starting at approximately 500 m/1249 ft reaching the top at 2250 m/7381 ft.

That is a total vertical ascent of approximately 1750 m/5741 ft. The ascent would take approximately 5 hours while the descent between 3-4 hour, depending on your level of fitness.

The northern route on the other hand is much easier starting at 1150 m/3773 ft reaching the top at 2250 m/7378 ft. That is a total vertical ascent of about 1100 m/3608 ft. General level of difficulty is an easy walk and the best times to climb is during the months of March through to September.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Cape Town
173km/108miles 2hours 11minutes
Head south-east towards darling street and then take the right onto Strand St and and continue to take R102 and take the left onto Lower Church St and merge onto N1 to pass the toll station taking the left at R318. Turn left onto N1 and continue onto the Cape Winelands District.
BY AIR
Cape Town International Airport,
169km/105miles

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