The up to the contour path can be a bit confusing. I would strongly recommend getting hold of some kind of guidebook. :) (Evil Grin) I used Mike Lundy's 'Easy Walks in the Cape Peninsula.
Newlands forest was filled with runners and happy people walking their dogs. We could feel our spirits lifting with every passing step. Gaining strength for the week ahead. The smell of pine filled the air and we played a game of peek-a-boo with the autem sun catching only glimpses of it through the branches above.
This hike was full of surprises. Just look at this flower... A solitary splash of purple in an otherwise green mass of moss, fallen leaves and foliage.
The view from the monument is far reaching and we enjoyed a lovely lunch and a couple of ice cold beers at the restaurant before we headed back the way we came.