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Se7en Take an Easy Walk Up KanonKop…

October 24th, 2016 · 4 Comments

As the season changes the weather is cool and the sun is out and it is absolutely perfect hiking weather. So we decided to walk to Kanonkop. A hike in Cape Point, one that we have been past a couple of times while doing other hikes… but we have never been there just for the sake of being there…


This walk begins at the Visitors centre and you just follow the path back towards the main entrance gate…


This hike is an easy amble up to the top of the first low bump on the skyline of the photograph below…


It is about an hour of really easy, slow and steady walking up to the canon… it is a really easy to handle gradient all the way up to the top, on a sandy trail. When the path becomes stoney and a little steeper near the top there is a lovely big flat rock to have a little picnic on or just a rest and look at the view, before you head on up for about ten more minutes to get to the cannon.


Well worth stoping to take a picture of the view…


Or like some of us, whenever they get to the top of a mountain, draw the view.


And the view of the Lighthouses at Cape Point and False bay are just spectacular… and if there were whales in the bay then you would have front row seats.


Wildlife on the Hike


We were followed by three bontebok all the way… they stopped on the skyline for one last look before they scampered off.


Otherwise there were lizards everywhere… the ostriches were out…


And so were the tortoises…


And it is of course baby season…


And the baby bonteboks are just too cute…


A Pause to Watch the Baboons Mudlarking

On the way home we stopped at Buffels Bay for a well-earned swim… and where there is mud and children… it was lovely to watch these little guys play!!!







And this is why folks have to put their garbage tightly into the bins and secure it closed…








Se7en’s Guide to Hiking in Cape Point

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Oct 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I know there’s beauty to be found wherever we are – and to be sure, there’s beauty where I am – but goodness, you have some amazing places to hike! xo

  • 2 se7en // Oct 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Hay Christi, you are so right… and our kids have no idea that this is exceptional. Living so close to a nature reserve is indeed an incredible childhood. I am guessing part of the magic of childhood is not knowing that this is magic!!!

  • 3 Katja // Oct 28, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I love the photo of shoes and tree

  • 4 se7en // Oct 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Katja, a bit of fun at the end of a long tiring hike!!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!!

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