Monday, 15 November 2010

A hard hike on Table Mountain

Never again! I have done today's hike 3 times, and each time we finish I say this. But this time-never again!

Jon, Kathryn, Amanda, Dean Eastbury and I started the hike at Constantia Nek, near Groot Constantia and walked through Newlands Forest to Skeleton Gorge above Kirstenbosch and the Vineyard Hotel.

The scramble up Skeleton Gorge is steep and strenuous, but once on top of the mountain, the views towards Cape Point are fabulous, which made it (almost) worthwhile. The walk to the cable way was also hard, mainly due to the 32C temperature and lack of shade. After four and a half gruelling hours, the drinks in the cable way cafe were more than welcome.

Although we are all experienced hikers, this is number 1 on my list of hardest walks, and Amanda's #2 (Kilimanjaro being number 1).

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