The breathtaking Mountains in the Sea walk, which begins by ascending Table Mountain, travels through Noordhoek and ends at Cape Point, offers exhilarating walking in a glorious setting of mountains, forest, white sandy beaches and cliff-tops. It has a mix of challenging longer and gentler shorter days, staying at rustic hideaways and quayside inns en route, allowing participants to enjoy the famous Cape cuisine and warm hospitality.
This unforgettable iconic 5-day trail stretches 60km traversing the Peninsula Mountain range, recently incorporated into the new Table Mountain National Park. While the walking is world class and the scenery is spectacular, the walk has a strong emphasis on natural and cultural history and exposes participants to a great variety of terrain, flora and fauna. This is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom – the most bio-diverse floral kingdom in the world, as well as being home to large mammals such as the rare Cape Mountain Zebra, bontebok, eland, and baboon, and numerous beautiful bird species, ostrich and raptors. Between the months of July and November it is also one of the best places on earth for land-based whale sighting.
The walk provides stunning and dramatic views across “the two oceans” – the Atlantic Ocean and False Bay, but you also get to hike stunning Noordhoek beach. After walking through the bushes on the broad sandy path to the beach, head southwards towards the wreck of Kakapo and past flotsam and jetsam, birdlife and tidal lagoons. Make your way around the point at the end of the beach where you'll see xray fishing boats, the remnants of a trawler wrecked in 1974 and popular surfing spot Bokram Beach. As you round the corner you'll arrive at the resort village of Kommetjie.
Spectacular cliffs then await, with some more of the rugged mountain landscape awaiting. Expect views of Robben Island, Cape Town city, and the winelands as well as sweeping views of the mountains across False Bay.
An expert guide accompanies the walk and will add immense enjoyment and knowledge to an area where it is easy to miss hidden secrets. It is also fully supported by vehicle so you need only carry a daypack. Walk in Africa offers a variety of options before or after the walk so you can extend your stay and visit other parts of the country.
For more information about the Mountains in the Sea walk, contact Lilizela Award winning guide Steve Bolnick at Walk in Africa – firstname.lastname@example.org/ www.walkinafrica.com
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