17 April 2011

Walk up Muizenberg Peak

A few Sundays ago we walked up Muizenberg Peak from Boyes Drive, above Lakeside. It is a short but stunning walk, offering 360 degree views of the Peninsula.

The weather was sunny-cloudy, with ever-changing light and lovely saturated colours. There was a sailing regatta on Zandvlei - from afar it looked like white confetti on the water.

After a short steep ascent, I looked back and found myself perfectly on axis with Main Rd. It runs like a straight stripe into the distance, connecting a string of southern suburbs, from Kenilworth to Lakeside.

From Muizenberg Peak, there is a layered view featuring water: Zandvlei in the foreground; Marina da Gama - a housing development built on the water in the 1970s; and the sewerage works in the far distance.

Looking south-west, with Noordhoek beach visible in the gap...

And looking south-east towards Simonstown...

The King Protea doing its regal thing in the fynbos.

Erica urna-viridis - a sticky green erica which is endemic to the Silvermine Mountains.

Beautiful views across False Bay, towards Hangklip.
And a last pic taken of the False Bay coast.

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