Monthly Archives November 2016

Hiking Table Mountain via the 12 Apostles – 23 November 2016

The Twelve Apostles is a chain of peaks extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain. It’s considered part of Table Mountain and offers superb hiking off the beaten track. Many routes lead up the Apostles, the easiest Kasteelspoort, the hardest involving much scrambling, heights and rugged terrain (bush / loose rock). Formerly known as the Kasteelberge (Castle Mountains), the range comprises around 17
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Hiking Table Mountain – Plan B: 16 November 2016

Summer in Cape Town sees the arrival of the Southeaster, a gale-force wind that tears across the Cape Peninsula from November to around February, often for days on end. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Cape Doctor’, the Southeaster affects Table Mountain hiking as much as your hair-do. The mountain gets the brunt of the wind, forcing the moisture-laden air to higher altitudes where it condenses
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What’s the best Table Mountain hiking route? – 10 November 2016

What’s the best pizza? What’s the best sport? It’s different for each person, and the same applies to Table Mountain hiking routes. The mountain is so diverse in terms of views, vegetation and mood, each route has a character of its own. Fitness level, sense of adventure and ability to deal with heights (cliff edges) are the main considerations that dictate route choice. Some routes
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Two things you should know about hiking Table Mountain in summer – 2 November 2016

When it comes to Table Mountain hiking, ignoring these two weather-related factors is a sure way to spoil your hike. The first is the heat. Cape Town gets hot in summer, and if you’re coming from a cold climate, then the heat is going to feel even more intense. Sunrise is around 5.30am, and by as early as 7.30am the heat is uncomfortable, quite often stifling. It’s
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