Climbing the Peaks of Outeniqua Mountains
Climb towards the George peak in the Outeniqua Mountains (1 337m) or Cradock peak (1 578m), depending on your level of fitness.
The Outeniqua Mountains form a mountain range located along the Garden Route of South Africa. They run parallel to the coast and form a continuous range with the Langeberg to the west and the Tsitsikamma Mountains to the east. The range was named “Serra da Estrela” (‘Mountain of the Star’) on old Portuguese charts. The range is characterized by gentle southern slopes and steep drops on the north side down to the low valley Little Karoo. High points include Cradock Peak at 1578 m and George Peak at 1370 m located to the north of George. The varying conditions create diverse habitats. On the south-facing slopes there is montane fynbos at higher, moister altitudes, while the north hosts karroid and renosterveld shrubland. On the mesic southern slopes there are Afromontane gallery forests.
You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the top, before starting your slow descent towards George.