View north towards Table Mountain from Separation Buttress, one of the Twelve Apostles – circa 1894.
Actually, circa just the other day! I couldn’t stop myself from changing this photo from full-color to sepia. The almost complete absence of habitation (with mist conveniently obscuring the suburb of Camps Bay in the distance), of all things man-made, prompted me to render this view in sepia, giving the effect of age. One give-away is the upper cable station, built in 1929, visible on the photo as a tiny blip on the left corner of the Table.
That’s hiking on Table Mountain: often it just takes a wisp of cloud to blot out all signs of civilization, giving the impression of being in the middle of nowhere, the back of beyond. Which is why it’s so easy to connect with nature on a Table Mountain hike.