Monthly Archives March 2021

India Venster: Need to know – 31 March 2021

India Venster has seen a surge in popularity over the past 5 years. Arguably the best half-day Table Mountain hiking route, it offers exciting hiking, dramatic settings and superb views. But as the ranks of hikers have swelled, so has the amount of online information about the route. Opinions vary greatly, from terrifying to sensational, tough to easy. The clutter of opinions can be bewildering.
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The different faces of Table Mountain – 21 March 2021

If there is one aspect about Table Mountain hiking that fascinates me more than any other, it’s the diversity. Specifically, diversity of landscape and terrain, and as a result, mood. Most people know (and recognize) Table Mountain only by its famous front: that broad expanse of vertical rock towering over the city of Cape Town. This was the face that greeted explorers as they approached
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Hiking Table Mountain via the 12 Apostles – 10 March 2021

Any research on Table Mountain hiking will introduce you to the Twelve Apostles. Why? Because they form part of Table Mountain. Let us take a closer look at how they fit into the bigger picture of Table Mountain hiking. The Twelve Apostles is a chain of seaboard peaks extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain. An aerial view of Table Mountain reveals it
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Hiking Table Mountain in winter – 4 March 2021

With winter fast approaching, here is what you need to know about hiking Table Mountain in winter. We will look at the pros and cons as well as the practicalities involved to ensure you get an optimal Table Mountain hiking experience. Cape Town’s winter runs from June to August. The city gets 70 to 80% of its annual rainfall during these three months. With an
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