We’d had a very pleasant flight to Cape Town and were staying with Liesel (Mauwi) and Kelle. When Mauwi asked me what we wanted to do whilst in Cape Town, we had only 1 thing on the list: we wanted to walk up to the top of Table Mountain. And of course Mauwi and Kerry were up for it!
Liesel (Mauwi) and I at their place in Cape Town.
For those people who followed my previous blog posts: we did achieve it. It look us almost 6 hours to get to the top, and then walk across to the Twelve Apostles over looking Camps Bay, and back down again.
This is the map for the route up to the reservoirs on top of Table Mountain. There is a little museum on the top too which gives details of how the reservoirs were built. These reservoirs provide much (if not all) of Cape Town’s water.
The problem is, once you get to the top, it is to big and beautiful, you just want to continue exploring! For those who think it is actually flat on top of Table Mountain, think again!
We would love to go back up again and perhaps even do the Hoerikwaggo Trail, although it is not properly set up yet. It will be 88kms long and stretch from Table Mountain to Cape Point over 6 days (porters provided!). http://www.hoerikwaggotrail.org/tours/hoerikwaggo-trail-5-days.html
It’s on the list of things to do …
A “bloukopkoggelmander“. (Sorry, don’t know what it is in English!)
Very high up already. We walked up the Jeep path.
I am so afraid of heights, I couldn’t even look at Kerry, let alone take this picture, as she sat at the end of the Cliff. Here we are literally on top of the Twelve Apostles overlooking Camps Bay. There is a (very steep) path that comes up this end to the top of the mountain. This is also where they brought all the equipment up necessary to build the reservoirs 100+ years ago.
Need I say that we were all VERY stiff and sore the next day. I did feel a great sense of accomplishment and I think I am a little more hooked!