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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…

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

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

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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.

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Well worth stoping to take a picture of the view…

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

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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.

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Wildlife on the Hike

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

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Otherwise there were lizards everywhere… the ostriches were out…

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And so were the tortoises…

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And it is of course baby season…

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And the baby bonteboks are just too cute…

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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!!!

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

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Gallery

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Se7en’s Guide to Hiking in Cape Point

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Tags: Hiking · Outings · Saturday Spot

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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