Umvoto team hiking up Kasteelspoort trail (left to right: Camille Olianti, Paul Lee, Mlamli Vundla, Msizi Cindi, Magen Munnik, Dylan Blake, Lunka Nolakana and Eddie Wise)

End-of-year Christmas Hike and Picnic

January 19, 2017

To celebrate the end of 2016, staff at Umvoto got together and went hiking at Table Mountain National Park. One group walked the short route, from Constantia Nek out to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, where both groups met after the hikes for a Christmas picnic party. The other group trekked from Camps Bay up Kasteelspoort hiking trail, past Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir and down to the botanical gardens.

It was a festive and convivial time paving the way to a well-earned holiday before the start of a new year!

 

Umvoto team hiking up Kasteelspoort trail (left to right: Camille Olianti, Paul Lee, Mlamli Vundla, Msizi Cindi, Magen Munnik, Dylan Blake, Lunka Nolakana and Eddie Wise)

Umvoto team hiking up Kasteelspoort trail (left to right: Camille Olianti, Paul Lee, Mlamli Vundla, Msizi Cindi, Magen Munnik, Dylan Blake, Lunka Nolakana and Eddie Wise)

 

Umvoto staff at the top of Kasteelspoort hiking trail (left to right: Camille, Msizi, Mlamli, Dylan, Magen, Lunga, Paul)

Umvoto staff at the top of Kasteelspoort hiking trail (left to right: Camille, Msizi, Mlamli, Dylan, Magen, Lunga, Paul)

 

Lunga taking a break in front of Lion’s Head and Camps Bay shinning in the distance.

Lunga taking a break in front of Lion’s Head and Camps Bay shinning in the distance.

 

Camille, Lunga and Paul at the top of Kasteelspoort hiking trail.

Camille, Lunga and Paul at the top of Kasteelspoort hiking trail.

 

Staff cooling down in the reservoir (left to right: Magen, Dylan and Eddie)

Staff cooling down in the reservoir (left to right: Magen, Dylan and Eddie)

 

Umvoto team taking a break along the contour path going towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (left to right: Iona Zietsman, Marshall Fusa, Luke Towers, Jody Frewin, Alex Kuhudzai and Jeff Steffen).

Umvoto team taking a break along the contour path going towards Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (left to right: Iona Zietsman, Marshall Fusa, Luke Towers, Jody Frewin, Alex Kuhudzai and Jeff Steffen).

 

Umvoto team on the Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch.

Umvoto team on the Tree Canopy Walkway at Kirstenbosch.

 

Camille (left), Iona (middle) and Jody (right) enjoying the Christmas picnic lunch.

Camille (left), Iona (middle) and Jody (right) enjoying the Christmas picnic lunch.

 

The team glad to have made it in time for the picnic.

The team glad to have made it in time for the picnic.

 

Letis and Eunice looking out onto Kirstenbosch gardens.

Letis and Eunice looking out onto Kirstenbosch gardens.