Hiking Myburgh Ravine, Hout Bay, Cape Town

Finally I did some hiking again today. It’s been quite a while but today was the perfect day. Not too hot and beautiful sunshine. The plan was to start from Suikerbossie, go up Table Mountain from the back side, traverse the plateau and then down via the Llandudno side. And what a hike it was! WoW!! The book said is was about 6 hours. It took us 4 hours. The first bit from the Suikerbossie parking lot, you follow the foot path sign, it starts next to the entrance of Ruyteplaas. Walk up the steps along the fence and then turn right. Now it’s a very long path just straight and quite flat. You will have the most amazing views over Hout Bay, Noordhoek and Chapmans Peak Drive. Really awesome. Then you pass a stream in some kind of enchanted forest which is absolutely beautiful. We got a little lost here but decided to just keep moving and went up to where the waterfall is. Another beauty! Then the tricky part started where we had to scramble up without really seeing a decent path. The scenery was too beautiful. Then we saw a second waterfall and it looked like this was also our path up the mountain. Hm, that’s why the book probably recommends you do this hike in Summer and not in winter(rain). Anyway, I’m always happy to hike with people that push me a bit and this lot certainly has no problem doing that. Jee, like klipspringers up those slippery rocks. It was a steep climb, yes, my feet got wet, but it wasn’t impossible. And going down that path was certainly not a healthy option. About 2 hours later we arrived on top. WoW! Certainly one of my most adventurous hikes ever and most spectacular as well.

Views from the top of Suikerbossie, back of Table Mountain

Views from the top of Suikerbossie, back of Table Mountain

View from the bottom of Suikerbossie

View from the bottom of Suikerbossie

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