28 February 2009

Table Mountain: Kloof Corner

Date: 25 Feb 2009

Location: Kloof Corner, off Tafelberg
Road, Table Mountain

Walkers: Helen and Delphi

This route is another one of our favourite easily-accessible after-work walks.

Tafelberg Road winds up from Kloof Nek. On the last big bend, a little way before the lower cable station, a signboard showed the start of this walk.

The path, stone steps to start and later log steps, headed straight up.

It has been extremely hot, dry and windy for the last few weeks, with many fires all over the Cape. The fynbos on these slopes looked brown and parched, as if any flame could set off a burn.

The path zig-zagged up the slope, with a last sharp climb up more stone steps to the base of the rocky cliff, and some shade.

From here we looked across Kloof Nek to Lion's Head and also peeked around the corner to the Twelve Apostles.

We then followed the contour path that runs at the base of the cliff across the face of Table Mountain.

After a short while we were below the cableway.

We could see the upper cable station at the very top of Table Mountain. We turned down and headed back, past the lower cable station, and along the road back to the start.

(Photos by Helen)

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