“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
John Muir, American naturalist and conservationist (1838 – 1914)
Despite its proximity to a city, Table Mountain does not lack in nature. There might be a cable car to the summit, complete with restaurant and souvenir shop, and miles or trails might span the length and breadth of the mountain, but there’s is no shortage of nature. In fact, parts of the mountain remain pristine wilderness, untrodden and secluded, existing in its primal state in defiance to urban sprawl and modernity.
If you fancy yourself a nature lover – a child of nature – and wish to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, or if you need a cleansing of the spirit and mind, then hiking Table Mountain won’t ever disappoint.