Extract from the 7th Edition of Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula
While you await the release of the brand new edition of Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula next month, tuck into an extract taken from the 7th edition, published by Struik Travel & Heritage in 2010:
Example: Cecilia Waterfall (Nr. 20). Time: 2 hours . Grade: 2A. Water: Available. This is a great walk if your time is limited and you want to work up a good sweat. The waterfall is well worth the effort, for it is surely one of the loveliest in the Cape Peninsula. Covered in thick green moss, it is probably at its best when reduced to a trickle in mid-summer. Leave your car at the entrance to the Cecilia State Forest (named after Cecil John Rhodes) opposite Hohenhort Drive on the road between Kirstenbosch and Constantia Nek. Hop over the wooden fence where it ends at the main road and follow the wire fence in the direction of Cape Town until you cross a stream about 100 m further on. A faint path goes up the side of the stream, mostly on its right bank (going up). Five minutes up the stream you pass a crude wooden footbridge. Do not cross over it; rather continue up the right bank for another 5 minutes until the clear path takes you over a forestry road. Cross over to the left bank and continue up for yet another 5 minutes until you come to a point where three forestry roads and some more log steps meet. There is a huge bluegum at the confluence of all four. Take the narrow road sharp right: this is the Contour Path that starts at Constantia Nek and ends at Kloof Nek (see Chapters 24, 25 and 26).
- Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula by Mike Lundy
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