After almost two weeks of intense heat, humidity and bush fires, finally some very welcome cooler weather..... Unfortunately with low clouds and a howling South Easter, the views were non-existent.
An afternoon drive around northern half of the Cape peninsula with two visiting colleagues from Sweden and the UK/Germany.
The classic climb of this mountain via Mowbray peak and the "Knife edge", finishing with a 150m traverse just below the summit.
After finding Disas in Skeleton Gorge last week, we had to go looking again in one of the best places to find them - Myburgh's Waterfall Ravine. The harvest was abundant!!! More pictures from last year at http://gallery.me.
It's that time of year and the search is on for those elusive orchids that only flower for about five weeks a year. So you can imagine the surprise and delight to find a clump of them close to the path near the top of Skeleton gorge!! From there it was to the dams and then back to Kirstenbosch gardens via Nursery ravine.
One of my all time favourites! This hike has everything. Spectacular Atlantic views, underground Yellowwood forests and rock formations that stimulate the imagination.
An excellent climb to the middle table for those who are tired of Platteklip gorge and the crowds that zig zag their way to the top that way. Also great in hot weather because it is in the shade for much of the morning.....
An easy but beautiful walk around Nature's valley.
|Total distance||823 km511 mi|
|Max distance||54 km34 mi|
|Avg distance||12 km7 mi|
|Total duration||10 days 16h:54m|