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Photo of the month – August 2015: Hiking Table Mountain via Woody Ravine

Table Mountain hikes offer a wide variety of views, terrain, topography, flora and adventure levels. The Twelve Apostles – a chain of peaks and buttresses extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain – contain many routes, some leading up the craggy slopes of buttresses, others winding up the ravines. One ravine offers vegetation not typically found on the westward-facing slopes of Table Mountain: indigenous
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Photo of the month – September 2015: Hiking Table Mountain via Woody Ravine

Table Mountain hikes offer a wide variety of views, terrain, topography, flora and adventure levels. The Twelve Apostles – a chain of peaks and buttresses extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain – contain many routes, some leading up the craggy slopes of buttresses, others winding up the ravines. One ravine offers vegetation not typically found on the westward-facing slopes of Table Mountain: indigenous
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Photo of the month – July 2015: Table Mountain hikes along the Twelve Apostles

Hiking Table Mountain up all its routes, I’m always struck by the diversity of views you get. Some of the most dramatic views can be found on the Twelve Apostles, a chain of peaks extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This dissected bastion of the mountain offers countless views that never fail to charm and delight. Several Table Mountain
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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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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 #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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Photo of the week – March week #4: Table Mountain hikes on the Southern Apostles

Table Mountain hiking is far more than only the trails leading up the iconic tabletop summit. The Eastern Buttresses with their jungle-clad lower slopes, the secluded valley known as Orange Kloof and the string of peaks extending behind the tabletop known as the 12 Apostles. The southern segment of this range is the part of Table Mountain located furthest from the city, offering much nature:
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Photo of the week – February week #3: Hiking Table Mountain in the cloud

While views are certainly a substantial ingredient when hiking Table Mountain, it should not be seen as the end all to what Table Mountain hikes offer. Mist and cloud endows the landscape with a sense of mystery and otherworldliness not experienced in clear conditions. You feel a million miles away from civilization. If you’re hiking the front face of the mountain (overlooking the city), cloud
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