Photo of the week: July week #2

  There are few more ingenious and sensational hiker’s traverses on Table Mountain than the Right Face-Arrow Face Traverse. Located on the north (front) side of the mountain, the traverse
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Table Mountain flora – Part 1: Nature's botanical garden

  “… a botanic garden, neglected and left to grow to a state of nature; so great was the variety everywhere to be met with.”  WILLIAM BURCHELL, English naturalist, 1810,
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Table Mountain flora – Part 1: Nature’s botanical garden

  “… a botanic garden, neglected and left to grow to a state of nature; so great was the variety everywhere to be met with.”  WILLIAM BURCHELL, English naturalist, 1810,
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Platteklip Gorge

  “Myself and 2 others went up by the great opening which the hill makes, being like a valley but wondrous steep, the rocks on each side upright like monstrous
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Table Mountain confirmed as a New 7 Wonder of Nature

In May this year, Table Mountain was officially declared a New7Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders foundation in Switzerland. This came after its nomination as a provisional New7Wonder in November
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Table Mountain viewpoints

Views form an integral part in the satisfaction and joy derived from climbing a mountain. They serve as a fitting climax to the experience and as a reward for the
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Brocken Spectres

For all that Table Mountain offers in the way of views and landscapes, it also serves up a little surprise every now and then. Of this, I was reminded on
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Why is Table Mountain flat?

No, it wasn’t bulldozed. And even though a daredevil WW2 pilot landed his plane on the summit, and members of a WW2 Army regiment used it as a football field,
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The waters of Table Mountain – Part 3: Streams & Ravines

It is one of the many joys of hiking Table Mountain to come upon a burbling stream, a secluded pool or a cascade pattering down on solid rock from up
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The waters of Table Mountain – Part 3: Streams & Ravines

It is one of the many joys of hiking Table Mountain to come upon a burbling stream, a secluded pool or a cascade pattering down on solid rock from up
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