Hiking Muizenberg Peak

16 Jul

Joy, Jayne, Heron, Lynda, Meryl and Jill

This is our Thursday hiking group.  Yes, Jill and Dana are hiking.  We have been twice now.  Last Thursday the hike was about 7 km, some of it up rocky mountainside. Yikes! The views on the way up and down are amazing, through many varieties of protea including King Protea pictured here.

The view from the top extended from the Atlantic to the East to the Indian Ocean to the West, all of the False Bay Coastland and inland almost to Cape Town.

Atlantic Ocean to Indian Ocean

5 Responses to “Hiking Muizenberg Peak”

  1. Maryl July 17, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    What a reward for hiking up and down a rocky mountainside and being able to view the sights from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean. How did you get hooked up so quickly with a “hiking group”?! Did you go to Meetup.com?! I’m sure there is a story there…

    • Jill July 17, 2012 at 7:14 am #

      Dana found the hiking group described on a site on the net about Cape Town called Scenic South. Then he followed up with a call when we arrived. We arrived on Saturday and went hiking on the first Thursday. We both had the wrong shoes, no water and no snack for tea. Everyone took us under their wing and shared with us. By the next week we had hiking shoes, water and food.These women have been hiking for quite awhile and go at a brisk clip. The escarpments are steep and not for the faint of heart. The whole experience is exhilarating. We are going to make every Thursday unless it is really raining.

  2. Ursula Freer July 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I see you’re wearing jackets. What is the temperature? It’s been very hot here.

    • Jill July 17, 2012 at 4:09 am #

      The temperature has been about 60 degrees but this day was colder, windy and at a higher elevation. There has been lots of rain and clouds. The greenery and rainbows are worth it.

  3. Nancy Lehrhaupt July 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    WOW!! This place seems so awesome and the people very friendly. The hiking sounds great, just don’t pick up any baboons!

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