Enjoying the hike up Platteklip Gorge

In the last couple of weeks I have been either up or down Platteklip Gorge at least 10 times. Always tough whether you are going up and down.  The arrival of xylaphone man has certainly eased the climb for me each time. Platteklip Gorge although one of the easiest hikes up Table Mountain in terms of technicality is certainly not easy in terms of effort. It is steep. Going up is extremely cardio vascular whilst going down is tough on the knees and muscles. Everyone varies but I would choose up over down any time!

Platteklip Gorge. Table Mountain

Looking up Platteklip Gorge

Whether your preference is up and down the tinkle of the xylaphone playing a variety of tunes. From Christmas carols to Bob Marley is a welcome relief and a good excuse for a break. This must be one of the best busking places in the world for acoustics as the music rebounds of the canyon walls ad so travels quite far both up and down the gorge.

Thanks xylaphone man for easing our hike up Platteklip Gorge

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