Monthly Archives April 2021

India Venster if afraid of heights – 30 April 2021

India Venster has seen a massive growth in popularity over the past 5 years, deservedly so. It’s a stellar route that ticks a lot of what people want from a Table Mountain hiking experience. However, it’s not suitable for those suffering from fear of heights. But this is where things get a bit vague, giving rise to uncertainty and contention. Three issues, specifically, needs to
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Platteklip Gorge: Need to know – 10 April 2021

Platteklip Gorge is Table Mountain’s most famous route. In this article, we will explore why. We will also discuss the route’s merits and gain perspective on its difficulty. A quagmire of information exists on the route, depicting it from boring to exhilarating, easy to gruelling. We will cut through the clutter and take an objective view of a route many consider synonymous to Table Mountain
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Skeleton Gorge: Need to know – 5 April 2021

No discussion on Table Mountain hiking is complete without mention of Skeleton Gorge. Despite its sinister name, it has achieved classic status as a Table Mountain hiking route. However, it’s not for everyone. This article aims to delineate the pros and cons of this evergreen route, allowing you to make an informed decision on whether it’s the right route for you. Let’s start at the
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Kasteelspoort: Need to know – 4 April 2021

Kasteelspoort is a route up the Twelve Apostles. The Twelve Apostles is a chain of seaboard peaks extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain. They are considered part of Table Mountain. Kasteelspoort means Castle’s Portal in Afrikaans – aptly named considering it offers the easiest access up what was formerly known as the Castle Mountains. Its claim to dubious fame is the Diving
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