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During the Second World War, South Africa built 15 radar stations along the Western Cape coast to protect its coastal shipping from German U-boats and other enemy forces. Fort Collins, built near the summit of Karbonkelberg, was equipped with a powerful 500 kW radar system that covered a vast area. It’s presence was kept so secret during the war that few members of the armed forces knew about its existence.

Thanks to the skills and dedication of the Special Signals Service operators, enemy craft tended to keep quite far out to sea. This walk takes you up Shave’s Pass along an old jeep track to the fort’s ruins at a height of 594m.

This hike offers fantastic and unique opportunities for the perfect Instagram shot. Don't forget to bring your phone or camera!


• Sunscreen and hats on hot days
• Wind jackets & rain gear on cold days
• Cash for a tip if you like your guide :)

Duration:  4 hours

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

Start Time: 8am

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    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name 2-7 People
    2 - 7 Pax
    Available Seats: 7

    Adult ( 2 - 7 Pax ) R400.00 R0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name 8 or more people
    8 - 25 Pax
    Available Seats: 25

    Adult ( 8 - 25 Pax ) R200.00 R0.00 /Person

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