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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hiking Platteklip Gorge and Contour Path

Hiking Trail: Platteklip Gorge
Name of Reserve / Area: Table Mountain National Park
Nearest Town: Cape Town CBD, Camps Bay, Kloof
Province: Western Cape
Country: South Africa

We decided to brave the weather on the weekend and head for the hills for some fresh air and a good hiking workout.

Its considered not the wisest thing to do in these misty conditions - especially when you want to climb a mountain that has sadly claimed 6 lives so far this year alone.

Our aim was to climb Platteklip Gorge. This is the massive gorge seen from the city below, almost in the middle of Table Mountain. Many hikers walk this enduring 1 hour plus route up in stead of taking the Cable Car ride up, as it is the shortest route to the top if you do not wish to take the scenic cable way. The cable way was closed due to the weather, and there were not many people on the route this day.

We started on Tafelberg Road and passed the Contour path. Half way up the gorge Alex and I decided that this was getting just too dangerous. The wind was blowing very strong and the rain was pouring down in buckets.

We then ventured back and along the Contour Path, over a few massive waterfalls which are normally very small and walked back via the Tafelberg Road.

I did not record this hike in much detail, but really enjoy sharing with you some of the awesome breathtaking scenery whilst walking along the mountain on this cold, rainy and windy Cape Town winters day.

If you would like to, pls note that I have saved some of these images for you to easily use as a Desktop Image.

Right click on the image, open in a New Tab, right click and save as background or desktop image.

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