Friday, November 03, 2006

Cape Town escapades

Now I know why people say that Cape Town is the most beautiful city in the world. Though I am not qualified to say it is THE most beautiful, I certainly agree it is A most beautiful city.

One must-do in Cape Town is Table Mountain (by foot or cable car). Katie found out that climb from Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (where we could easily have spent all day) via Skeleton Gorge was an excellent one, and it was (go Katie!). The views were SUPERB! Some people warned us about the strenuousness of the climb, and there were a handful of ladders and some scrambling and a waterfall to climb. One risk is that the weather can change quickly, and in fact for a while near the top, the clouds started rolling in and tailing us, but they then held, and we were able to get down (via cable car) safe, warm and dry.

Kirstenbosch Gardens:

Ladders and a waterfall to climb (featuring Katie):

View from Skeleton Gorge

A white-sanded reservoir near the top:

Eye-to-eye with the clouds:

View from the other side, Platteklip Gorge:


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