Staying in Cape Town? And wanting to get out on the mountain without making a marathon effort? Here’s a wonderful walk that will bring you all the beauty of the Silvermine Nature Reserve (part of the Table Mountain National Park) without causing undue wear and tear.
[Image: SA Tourism] South Africa is home to eight of the world’s official heritage sites, as determined by Unesco’s World Heritage Committee. Robben Island is a cultural heritage site lying 11 kilometres offshore from Cape Town. This is where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison during South Africa’s pre-democracy years. The island has since … Continue reading “South Africa’s World Heritage Sites: Robben Island”
The incredible Table Mountain has captivated the imaginations of visitors since the earliest times. Made of sandstone, the majestic mountain reaches over a thousand metres at its highest point, which is marked by Maclear’s Beacon – a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey.