With clear weather forecast for the entire day, we set off on a hike up Table Mountain. The climb up was hot and tiring, but the views along the way and at the top were amazing.
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From the top Platteklip Gorge, we walked the path along the Back Table towards Maclear’s Beacon. This is the sweeping view south with False Bay on the far left, Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope slightly left of center, Hout Bay at center, and the Atlantic ocean coast on the right (click image for a larger view).
This plaque honours former South African Prime Minister General Jan Smuts, who regularly walked Table Mountain. Smuts fought against the British as a commando leader in the Second Boer War, but was a strong British supporter in both World Wars and served in Winston Churchill’s Imperial War Cabinet. He is also the only person to have signed the peace treaties ending both world wars.
Looking down the steep cableway to the lower station just before we descend back to Tafelberg Road.
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