Situated on Galpin Peak, a 2-hour hike from the Visitors' Centre, the small Hut was built by the Hermanus Botanical Society in 1978.
Starting at the Visitors' Centre at an elevation of just under 100m, it is a one hour hike up to the bench and viewpoint at the top of Adder Ladder at an elevation of 300m, passing through the Boekenhout Forest on the way. It is a further half-hour across the Jeep Track to the White Rock (pinker with the algae), where one can take the left or right paths to Galpin Hut, a further half-hour away at an elevation of 500m. A magnificent spot to enjoy the views, the fynbos and the peace!
The Hut can sleep 4 people in 2 double bunks. Facilities are basic and hikers should bring all their cooking, lighting, food and drink requirements. There is a good Enviroloo.
No fires or dogs allowed.
Parking is available at the Visitors' Centre
A fee is charged for people wishing to stay overnight. The current rate for the Hut is R300 per night all-inclusive. Arrangements will be made to hand hut keys to people who have made a booking.