Se7en + 1 Hike Through Dragon Rocks…

I know we are hiking a lot, we are hanging on to the fine weather before it becomes “Lego season” and enjoying the great outdoors as much as we can, while the good weather lasts. Though if you take a peek at the photographs you will see that the entire gang is wearing sweaters… unheard of but true.

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This past Friday we went on one of our favourite hikes, when you follow the route on the map it takes you through interesting landmarks called: The Maze, Dragon Rocks, Aloe Gully, Two Tree Gully and Shelter Rock… there is also lighthouse view, but there was a cold and misty situation. Before our hike we headed down to Olifant’s Bos to spend time with our ranger and learn about food webs.

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Olifant’s Bos and the Food Chain

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Yes it was cold, and the wind was crazy…

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Someone was telling us all about producers and consumers… herbivores, carnivores and omnivores…

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And then everyone got busy building their food chains…

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Beginning with the sun, then kelp producers, and primary consumers… and onwards and upwards…

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And what about grass and then bontebok skat…

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And an entire food web.

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And a Beach Clean-Up

Turns out nobody wants to visit a beach in the Nature Reserve without doing a beach clean up anymore… what looks like pristine beach from far always turns up heaps of plastic and miles of fishing line.

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So much trash washes up onto the beach…

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Off to Dragon Rocks for a picnic Lunch.

It is a short hike up the hill to the place we were after for lunch…

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A lot of through the rocks…

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When you have done a hike before and your gang may know what is up ahead… definitely worth running for…

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When you get to the rocks that look like the have ancient writing on them… you know you are close…

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Just follow the yellow poles…

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Really, between the rocks…

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Could this be the dragon…

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Just incredible rocks…

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Stopped for a clamber and lunch…

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Great rocks for clambering on…

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On top of the World

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We met some rangers on the way, which was a lovely surprise… we don’t normally meet anyone on our hikes in Cape Point.

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From the start of the hike you would never know that there was an amazing playground/picnic spot between the rocks. In fact only when you look down can you see this green oasis. From the start of the hike it looks like one long scramble through white rocks on open exposed ground – looks can be deceiving, especially in the great outdoors.

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Onwards and upwards to the top of the world…

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And wow, the proteas are all popping up through the area that was burnt last, last year.

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Through the Dell

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This part isn’t labeled on the map, but it could be called my favourite spot in the world…

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Last little bit and we were done, it was all over far too soon.
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Just a little bit of rain…

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Other SAN PARKS Hiking Posts

Hiking in the Cape Peninsula

Cape Point and Outings with SAN Parks



14 Replies to “Se7en + 1 Hike Through Dragon Rocks…”

  1. I don’t know, it looks like Hood #4 couldn’t be convinced to put on a sweater ūüėČ Looks lovely!

  2. Haha GM, well spotted. He was wearing a sweater some of the time but he had this idea that if he was running about he wouldn’t be cold… he may or may not have been freezing in the creation of this blog post!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

  3. Hay Wendy Young… I think we have switched over from the time that I needed to encourage my kids to gp hiking to now they just expect it as part of their weekly life… it is a good place to be and we had a lot of fun – really whatever the weather it is great to just get out!!! Hope you are having a good week!!!

  4. MRs FF, We haven’t had a chance to hike this week and my guys are grumbling – so great they have swapped over to the “we can’t live without hiking” side!!! I love it… will have to squeeze something in this weekend!!!

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