This set was taken from the air. Amazing sequence showing the complete high and enjoyment. Scary for most but if you are up to it, it must be amazing. Just 30 minutes from Cape Town.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
The heart beats a bit faster when you see this little dot falling from an aeroplane and you know that it is your own son of 26 years. It falls for what seems an eternity and then slowly above him the chute billows out and as you become sure that it has opened fully you let out a sigh of relief and then watch as they descend slowly to earth. This was Malcolms birthday gift from his sister. Not sure whether it proves that she really loves him or not – but judging from the next set of picture taken in the sky, he was on a high.
Once he had landed it made me feel that I want to do it as well – definitely some day.
What started as something new and unknown a few years ago when Table Mountain National Park built the path up to the top of Chapman’s Peak from Noordhoek beach for the Hoerikwaggo Trail, has now become a firm favourite for regular hiking. It is a really great path, whether you are doing it for a quick walk
for a bit exercise or for a leisurely hike up to the top, it is always a pleasure. We did no
t go all the way on Saturday due to time constraints but were are quickly up to a level to appreciate some of the most fantastic views in the peninsula. To get to the top you need to allow about an hour and a half to two hours, twenty minutes for a rest and to take in the views and an hour and a half down – so a four hour turn around unless you are with a fast hiking group. You have the best of all worlds – the beach, the views, the fynbos and a good bit of exercise.
Saturday morning sunrise. A real vindication of ‘red sky in the morning – a sailor’s warning’. The fairly strong storm came in that evening. Photo’s taken from the balcony of Echo Bay Self-Catering in Fish Hoek. www.echobay.co.za
The Boesmanskloof Trail winds through the only gap in the rugged Riviersonderend mountain range. It is in the Robertson Karoo region of the south-western Cape. The trail links the small towns of McGregor in the north to Greyton in the south. It has become on of the most popular trails in the Western Cape, especially as the beautiful colonial-style town of Greyton lies at the one end.
The length of the trail is approximately 15,8 km and may be hiked within one day. It can be started from either McGregor or Greyton . While the trail lies just outside Greyton , it only commences 14 km to the south of McGregor at Die Galg .
Hikers may often choose to walk the trail there and back (a total of 28 km) and overnight in either of the two towns. Another delightful option is to
begin the trail at McGregor and walk to Greyton
McGregor(Onverwacht Flora Accommodation)