This area forms part of the Table Mountain National park. This park used to be called tha Cape Peninsula National park and was proclaimed on the 29th of May 1998. The main indigenous vegetation types are Peninsula Sandstone Fynbos and Cape Granite Fynbos, both of which are endangered and endemic to Cape Town - occurring nowhere else in the world! Table Mountain alone supports 2200 species of fynbos, more than the entire United Kingdom.
Back to the hike...
Around the very first corner we saw our first mammel. (did not know they the ventured this far South :? ) A Beautifull spicimen, standing very still and allowing us to get a good picture.
Soon after the beautifull giraffe we came across our first mountain stream. I never pass up an opertunity to gulp down mouth fulls of deliciously sweet, ice cold mountain water. :) There is nothing like it. :D
The path kept winding ever upwards untill we came to our first landmark. (Weary Willy's) From the 1920s to 1950s, Johan Meyer, a retired school teacher, explored and named most of the 80-odd caves above Kalk Bay and Muizenberg along with his group, affectionately known as the Moles.
I suppose one of the "Moles was named Willy and another probably Harry because our next land mark was Hungry Harry. (We never found hungry harry on this hike and i must admit got a little lost because of it. :wall:
The wiew from Weary Willy's
The thing about hiking as apposed to driving is that you see so much more. I have always been facinated with the smaller things in life. (the only exception being Rhino's- they are my absolute favourite annimals) We admired for a while this beautifull and intricate spider web with the morning dew clinging to its delicate silky strands.