So riding my bike down to the Cape of Good Hope was one of the things I really wanted to do during my stay in Cape Town. The other thing was hiking up Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most prominent landmark and some 1085 meters high. So climbing up there was my aim for today! However when I made it to breakfast the top of the mountain was covered in clouds. I had a nice easy breakfast with Loraine and Lisa and hoped that the clouds would disappear, but at 930 they still hadn’t, so I figured I would just go downtown instead.
The top of the mountain in clouds. Earlier in the morning it had been even worse…
View on the mountain from the Botanical Garden!
Up up up we go!
Stairs became ladders
Ladders became crazy steep rocky riverbed…
But first views were already quite amazing!
Looking down from Mac Lear’s beacon to Hout Bay. Pictures don’t do it justice
Looking down the Platteklip Gorge
Great view over the city and Robben Island!
Walking down was a mistake though…