All in all, it was an excellent way to celebrate National Get Off Your Butt And Actually Hike Up India Venster, Table Mountain.
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Coming down the other side of Kalk Bay Peak and discovering we’d come along the path from Echo Valley that we hadn’t taken last time.
St James Peak was one of our least eventful hikes. Nobody got lost, nobody got scared, and Alison didn’t even fall on her backside once. Also, we didn’t really find the peak of St James’s Peak.
The Sandy Bay Shipwreck Trail certainly is easy, provided you just go as far as the upside-down rust-bucket of a wreck of the Harvest Capella on the Oudeschip Peninsula
Many are the occasions on which I have stood at the summit of Devil’s Peak and gazed longingly down at what I thought was the Mowbray Knife Edge.
This route starts at the same place as the Platteklip Gorge trail, but turns right onto the contour path, which you follow until you reach what you think might be Union Cave.
Alison recruited an almost entirely new batch of unsuspecting hikists for the Cape Point Hoerikwaggo hike, promising them an ‘easy’ ‘five-hour’ hike, without too many ups and downs. This was because, as usual, Alison hadn’t consulted a contour map. The route forms the first day of the 5-stage Hoerikwaggo Trail, so it’s supposed to be fairly […]
Whaddaya know? Two sunset hikes in a row. It was something of a miracle that our Devils Peak hike was done at all, since it was a Thezday, and Alison wanted to Phuza.
This was our first attempt at an afternoon hike, none of us was particularly thrilled about it because it was a darned hot and humid. Complaining only lasted until we started up Blinkwater Ravine.
This walk was pronounced “far too easy” by everyone, except Alison, who argued and grumbled the entire way from the Rhodes Mem parking lot up to the blockhouse.