30 April 2009

Silvermine River Walk

Date: 27 April 2009

Location: Silvermine, off Ou Kaapse Weg, Table Mountain National Park

: Helen, Michele and Dorothy

**** Route plotted here ****

Our route started at the entrance gate to Silvermine West. The path runs parallel to the road up to the dam, on the south side of the river.

(Photos by Helen)

The Silvermine river was completely dry, despite the recent rain.

(Photo by Helen)

The first section of this walk was very easy, just a gentle climb up the valley, through lovely rich fynbos.

(Photos by Helen) (Photos by Michele)

About halfway along we got a great views of the surrounds.

(Photos by Michele)

As always, lots to see: lizards, spiders and lovely flowers...

(Photos by Michele) (Photos by Helen)

We then walked on, into a delightful forest. This second section of the walk was just as easy as the first.

(Photo by Michele)

The lush vegetation suggests there is usually much more water about.

(Photos by Helen) (Photo by Michele)

Parts of the route were along wooden boardwalks.

(Photo by Michele)

We continued on a little further...

(Photo by Helen) (Photo by Michele)

... until we reached the dam. We returned to our car along the same route.

(Photo by Michele)

1 comment:

Tomkiv said...

aren't you afraid of spiders :D?