CAPE TOWN, DAY 7
With Table Mountain and Lion’s Head would you believe there would actually be a better hike, well there is and it’s called Devil’s Peak.
WE HAD TO MOUNTAIN TO OURSELVES
The hike is a good bit more difficult than the others but that was probably due to Ruben making me run most of it, there is no let up from him!
For the 2 hours that it took, I think we passed around 5 people. Compare that to Lions Head which is 45minutes and it took many to count!
The crowds go to Table Mountain, probably because you can get the gondola up but more so because that’s what everyone talks about. Yes Devils Peak might not look like much but does it matter, once you are at the top its irrelevant what the mountain looks like.
It’s important not to hike this one alone as there are various paths and routes on the way up not to forget the cliffs once you get to the top. Cape Town is known for its sporadic blanket fog and within minutes can cover the mountain making it impossible to navigate
Getting to the top and if the hike hasn’t taken your breath away then the view will! The huge benefit of Devil’s Peak is the almost panoramic views of the city which includes both Table Mountain and Lion’s Head!
- Apartheid ended in 1994, however there are still huge gulfs in wealth between races.
- 48% of the wealth in based in Johannesburg
- Language in South Africa is Afrikaans however Xhosa and English also widely spoken.
The views at the back of the mountain are arguably even more impressive, we could have stayed here for a long time!
As if South Africa couldn’t get any better before today! Read the South African reflection post here.
Durban tonight and then off to Lesotho to get drunk on homemade brew with the local tribe in the middle of the Drakensberg Mountains! Click to read
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of the Southern Africa Series, click to explore or for episode 1 click here.
- Have you visited Cape Town?
- What’s your favourite hike?
- Have you hiked Devil’s Peak?
Let me know in the comments below . . .