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Square Tower Peak: where nobody goes

Square Tower PeakSquare Tower Peak has attained a degree of notoriety in the Stellenbosch Section of the Mountain Club. When a club trail leader from Cape Town called Stellenbosch’s Paul Verhoeven asking for directions down from the peak, the helpful reply went something like this: “What are you doing of up there? Nobody ever goes there!” Well you should go there. It’s a short walk and climb up from the gate via Saaltjie to the peak, which is dwarfed by the Twin Peaks. Minimal investment, high returns. Take the route down the picturesque Nerinakloof – and if you pass that way around March you will be sure to see the Nerinas blooming.

Photos, a Google Earth track and a video follow …

 

 

Or download the kmz file and view in Google Earth (note that the track down Nerinakloof contains tracking errors that I haven’t bothered to try and fix)

Up Square Tower Peak

Up Square Tower Peak

Twin Peaks loom over Square Tower Peak

Twin Peaks loom over Square Tower Peak

South from Square Tower Peak

South from Square Tower Peak

North from Square Tower Peak

North from Square Tower Peak

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