Category Archives: Mountain Hikes in Cape Town

43 Years

Sunday Today was the day… That 43 years ago I became a Christian. I’m so appreciative of that day and the grace that came my way. Life changed for the good. One tiny little step of faith resulted in a … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Storm

Sunday Today was the day… The last sunrise before a few days of rain… We have not had much rain this autumn/early winter so the coming rain is significant for us. It’s an event. We went on an 8km walk. … Continue reading

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4 Hour Hike

Saturday Today was the day…. Mike and I walked up to the Constantiaberg mast via Elephant’s Eye. It took us 4 hours and was a round trip of just about 9.5km. I can see the mast from my rocking chair … Continue reading

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Good Day to Hike

Sunday 22-5-22 Today was the day…. …that was overcast and cool and, with no rain forecast, it was a good day to hike. It was windless, so we began the day by going to the beach. The waves were tiny … Continue reading

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Looking for the Road up Constantiaberg

Sunday Today was the day… We went in search of where the road starts that will take you to the top of Constantiaberg to the TV tower. It’s a crazy maze and ideally we should try find someone who has … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Hike up Elsie’s Peak

Sunday Today was the day… We hiked up Elsie’s Peak. What a treat. We walked from our house, taking 20 minutes to the start. We were up in just over an hour (including the 20 minutes) and down as my … Continue reading

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Husband Takes The Lead – Walking at Cape Point

Sunday Today was the day… We went to Cape Point! We left around 10:30am and got home at about 4pm. We walked for miles. Rain was forecast and the wind was a very strong north-westerly. We started here…the hair & … Continue reading

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Seeing Echo from Elsie’s Peak Ridge

Monday Yesterday we climbed Elsie’s Peak. I haven’t been up there for ages – at least a few years.  It was a beautiful day… While we did go to the top which was really windy, our main reason was to … Continue reading

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Difference Between Men and Women

Saturday Today I laughed at the difference between men and women. Mike, David, Julian and I had breakfast and when we were leaving I looked down the car park at his view… “Oh, I’d love one of those!” I said … Continue reading

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Making a New Memory

Sunday Today Mike and I started chatting about his first overseas trip. Until the age of 60, Mike had never been overseas, so that first trip was to be so memorable for him. We started talking about exactly what happened, … Continue reading

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The INCREDIBLE Beauty of Cape Town

When I was 18 and moved to Cape Town, one of my early wake-up noises outside Somerset Hospital nurses’ home was that of a helicopter. In the early 1980s, cargo ships saved money by not coming into port, choosing rather … Continue reading

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Spring in Cape Town

I just love this time of the year. Over the weekend the weather was brilliant spring weather with plenty of blue skies and warm sunshine. It made me want to get out into the garden and get some new veggies … Continue reading

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Walking From Chapman’s Peak Drive Towards The Sea

Yesterday was quite a busy day. After church and breakfast, I prepared some veggies for lunch and then Julian and I went for a drive. We have begun to make it a rather enjoyable habit to take a drive over … Continue reading

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Silvermine to Trig Beacon Overlooking Muizenberg

Today at midday, Mike and I set off to walk from Silvermine Gate 2 to the Trig Beacon above Muizenberg, alongside Steenberg Peak. Altogether it was an easy 10km ramble which took us just under 3 hours – we didn’t … Continue reading

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Tripping Down to Ou Kraal

When I say tripping – I mean, I tripped! I came a cropper on the mountainside yesterday. On the way down to Ou Kraal,  I slipped on rocks and tumbled forward and once I fell, I kept on going, until … Continue reading

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