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Day 1927: Hiking Table Mountain

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 13 - 2016

A visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without a hike up Table Mountain. Normally you would be able to take a cable car there, but due to strong winds it didn’t run. I was happy enough to walk though.

During my break in Denmark I hadn’t been doing much exercising. Luckily the legs seemed to be working OK as I set off towards the summit.

As this was a Saturday I was joined by plenty of other tourists as well as locals aiming for the summit. How nice would it be to live in a city where you have a mountain like this in your backyard!

I was hiking the mountain following the Platteklip Gorge. This is the most direct way towards the summit – and some say the least scenic? I would like to see the other routes then!

The view from the summit certainly didn’t disappoint!

When I booked my ticket to Cape Town I only did so because, looking at the map, this is the natural place for any African tour to either begin or end. I didn’t have any expecations about the place itself… Only after I arrived did I realize that this is indeed one of the hottest tourist spots at the moment. Good stuff 🙂

It really is a little piece of Paradise, this tourist icon of a city. Back in Town my new Specialized bike is ready to roll. Now I’m looking forward to see what the rest of Africa looks like!

Categories: South Africa
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