20 May 2009

Table Mountain Contour

Date: 19 May 2009

Location: Tafelberg Road, Table Mountain

Walkers: Dorothy and Helen

**** Route plotted here ****

This was my first walk in ten days - I've been sick, and Cape Town has been having its first winter storms: lots and lots of rain! We knew that there would be a lot of water on the mountain when we saw the stream at Platteklip gushing down into the pond.

We headed up the familiar route, hopping over the water where necessary.

At the intersection with the contour path we turned right, signposted to the cableway's lower station, and followed the contour across the face of Table Mountain. The path runs at the base of the rock face.

It was easy walking along the contour, towards the setting sun. Behind us a wisp of cloud appeared in the Saddle.

At one point we walked under a waterfall!

The sun set quickly, and we had to hurry.

We had a quick peak round the corner towards Camps Bay, before swiftly making our way down the steps at Kloof Corner to our waiting car.

(All photos by Helen)

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