Monthly Archives April 2015

Photo of the week – April week #4: Table Mountain's rock art

Much has been written about Table Mountain’s views, shape, flora and location, but few seem to know or appreciate its geological and topographical delights. Hiking Table Mountain allows you to experience a different type of rock art: not created by the hand of man, but by Mother Nature. The first stage in creation was a gigantic upheaval of a rock around 5000 meters (17000 feet)
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Photo of the week – April week #4: Table Mountain’s rock art

Much has been written about Table Mountain’s views, shape, flora and location, but few seem to know or appreciate its geological and topographical delights. Hiking Table Mountain allows you to experience a different type of rock art: not created by the hand of man, but by Mother Nature. The first stage in creation was a gigantic upheaval of a rock around 5000 meters (17000 feet)
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Table Mountain hiking: pick your level of adventure – 19 April 2015

It’s a sad fact that many people view hiking as a tedious slog, devoid of adventure, a necessary burden in order to attain the grand prize: views from the summit. Hiking Table Mountain need not be a slog. In fact, choose the right route, and go with someone who knows his way around the mountain, and the ‘holy grail’ of most hikers, views from the
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Photo of the week – April week #2: Porcupine Buttress

Porcupine Ravine’s claim to fame as the first of the 12 Apostles may be trifling, but not the routes that lead up it, and certainly not the views. Table Mountain hiking is far more than a means of getting to the top: it’s an adventure in itself, and summiting the crowning achievement. Projecting prominently on the lower slopes of the mountain, Porcupine Buttress becomes barely
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Photo of the week – April week #1: Hiking Table Mountain along the Llanduno Peak Traverse

Hiking Table Mountain shouldn’t always be just about reaching the famous tabletop summit, but also immersing yourself in the rugged beauty and meditative peace of the mountain. Llandudno Peak Traverse does not lead up anywhere near the “Table”, but it packs a lot in the way of nature, views and solitude. Table Mountain hikes cover all corners of the mountain, only some involve broken terrain
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Photo of the week – March week #4 – Carrel's Ledge

Weighing in as one of the most challenging Table Mountain hikes, Hiddingh-Ascension via Ferny Dell leads up the formidable and lush eastern face of Table Mountain. It involves intricate route finding, rugged terrain, lots of elevation gain (compared to other routes), scrambling and exposure to heights. You emerge on the summit feeling like India Jones – and ready for a cable car descent. At times,
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Photo of the week – March week #4 – Carrel’s Ledge

Weighing in as one of the most challenging Table Mountain hikes, Hiddingh-Ascension via Ferny Dell leads up the formidable and lush eastern face of Table Mountain. It involves intricate route finding, rugged terrain, lots of elevation gain (compared to other routes), scrambling and exposure to heights. You emerge on the summit feeling like India Jones – and ready for a cable car descent. At times,
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