Posts by Riaan

Hiking Table Mountain via Porcupine Ravine – 10 March 2016

The Twelve Apostles, a chain of peaks extending behind the famous and iconic table top summit of Table Mountain, and considered part of it, offers more nature and solitude than other parts of the Table Mountain massif. Porcupine Ravine leads up to the first and highest Apostle, offering superb sea and mountain views complemented by dramatic landscapes off-the-beaten track. Table Mountain hiking routes vary greatly in difficulty,
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Hiking Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge – 2 March 2016

Platteklip Gorge is the quickest, easiest and oldest route up Table Mountain, as well as the most direct. It’s also the least scenic and exciting route. While a stream graces the lower portion, and imposing cliffs add grandeur to the upper portion, the views are limited and the hiking tedious. So why bother with it? If you’re unfit and not prepared to extend yourself physically,
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