Monthly Archives November 2015

Why hike up Table Mountain? – 30 November 2015

Hiking Table Mountain is not for everyone (what is?), but if you’re adventurous or active-minded, if you love nature or getting off-the-beaten track, if you want to experience the essence of the mountain and its true nature, if you want unique views and dramatic settings, if you have an inquisitive mind, if you like to challenge yourself, or if you simply want to burn off
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Hiking Table Mountain via Left Face 'B' – 26 November 2015

Table Mountain hikes take many levels of difficulty and challenge while offering a variety of terrain as well as views. Most people know Table Mountain by its iconic table-like shape, flanked by Devil’s Peak on the left and the slightly lower Lion’s Head on the right. This famous side of the mountain, the north face, overlooks the city center and presents no obvious break through the
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Hiking Table Mountain second time round – 18 November 2015

Table Mountain hiking offers enough diversity for years of exploration and discovery, so a second hike up this iconic landmark is guaranteed to reveal views and facets of the mountain you never knew existed. Most first-time hikers prefer to top out on the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain, understandably so, leaving 30-odd routes up the jungle-clad eastern buttresses and the 12 Apostles (a chain of
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Hiking Table Mountain – How to optimize your hike – 10 November 2015

You don’t really want to fly halfway round the world and spent at least half a day of your valuable time, and energy, hiking Table Mountain and not get the most out of it. Below are ways of optimizing the experience and ensuring that you remember it for the right reasons: – Plan to hike early in your stay to allow for spare days in the
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Table Mountain hikes: Skeleton Gorge – 2 November 2015

No discussion about Table Mountain hiking is complete without reference to that evergreen route with the intriguing name, Skeleton Gorge – or as a German once referred to it, in all seriousness, Skeletal George. Deservedly popular, it offers a more exciting and engaging ascent of Table Mountain than the stock-standard Platteklip Gorge. Due to the range and diversity of Table Mountain hiking routes, each route possesses unique
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