Introducing Paths to Pubs, Tony Burton’s Guide to Hiking Routes and Drinking Spots
This July, Struik Travel brings you Paths to Pubs: A Guide to Hikes and Pints in the Cape Peninsula:
The most detailed coverage yet of the many paths that crisscross the Cape Peninsula, this book describes 72 trails that traverse Table Mountain, the rocky headlands of Cape Point, and the mountains, ridges, beaches and forests of Constantia and the villages that hug the peninsular coastline. Best of all, however, there’s a chapter presenting 33 favoured watering holes where weary hikers can wet their whistles after they have worked up a sweat.
Besides a detailed description, each trail features a concise route summary, contour map, and GPS coordinates for the start and end points. A handy overview presents the distance, duration, difficulty, exposure and gradient of each route; colour photographs and varied fact panels on local flora, fauna, geology and history add lively interest. The carefully selected pubs have been rated according to atmosphere, value and quality of food, and useful icons illustrate where there are views or sports viewing facilities.
Mountain safety and emergency rescue advice and tips on hiking gear and what to pack are also included. This practical guide, written by veteran hiker Tony Burton, is a must-have for novice and experienced hikers as well as casual ramblers. Even teetotallers will not want to be without their copy.
About the author
A keen hiker and accomplished guide, Tony Burton has completed more than 750 different hikes and 80 trails. As hike leader for the Trails Club of South Africa he has led at least 250 excursions. He lives in Cape Town and considers Table Mountain his backyard.