Category Archives: Mountain Hikes in Cape Town

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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Video of the Silvermine Waterfalls

Tuesday of this week – so that’s the 5th July 2016  – it poured with rain. I was expecting the rain to continue into yesterday, but Wednesday dawned cold, but dry and sunny. In the afternoon, I suggested to Mike … Continue reading

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Hiking Through Echo & Spes Bona Valleys

I had heard of Echo Valley before, but not Spes Bona. Today, 2nd July 2016, became the day that I experienced both – in all their wintry glorious undergrowth to the sound of running water and occasional birdsong.  I walked … Continue reading

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