The Newlands Forest hike on
A group of Capetonians discover the pleasure in a Table Mountain walk
The run walk for life organisation specialises in starting people on a routine of fitness and excercise. Even people who have not excercised in years are welcomed and helped to begin with some gentle walking around a playing field.
Yesterday a group from the Cape Town run walk for life chapter took their walking a step further and went for a walk on Table Mountain. The group ranged in age from early 20’s to late 60’s and came from a variety of backgrounds. As an introductory walk we did a 5km circuit beginning and ending at the forestry station.
The first 2km of the hike follow a jeep track which winds its way through the forest up to a height of 400m where it joins the contour path. This first 2km is a steady climb through a number of switchbacks until the wide track becomes a small path for the last 200m. This early part of the walk passes through areas of plantation with tall pines reaching skywards.