"SUIKERBOISSIE TRACK" Table Mountain Tip by mtncorg

Table Mountain, Cape Town: 170 reviews and 287 photos

  Groot Kop lies ahead on Suikerbossie Track
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  • Groot Kop lies ahead on Suikerbossie Track - Cape Town
      Groot Kop lies ahead on Suikerbossie Track
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  • Back Table and blooming proteas along the Track - Cape Town
      Back Table and blooming proteas along the Track
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  • Back Table from near Woody Ravine on the Track - Cape Town
      Back Table from near Woody Ravine on the Track
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  • Protea blooming in response to SA Cricket win - Cape Town
      Protea blooming in response to SA Cricket win
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  • Erica fynbos vegetation of the Track - Cape Town
      Erica fynbos vegetation of the Track
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This trail takes you through some of the best parts of Table Mountain National Park, leading south from the Cable Station over Blinkwater Peak and traverses the spine of the Twelve Apostle chain ending, after some exposed and tricky sections on the southern end, at the Suikerbossie Restaurant in Llandudno. Like any Table Mountain trail, when the tablecloth is on the mountain, you will be wanting to look elsewhere to hike, but when the table is bare, the trail takes you through prime erica fynbos vegetation. Eroded sculptures of sandstone rise up all around adding to the surrealistic scene. Different seasons mean different colors and flowers to brighten the scene. You can elect to do the entire Suikerbossie or just parts - maybe looping up from the Pipe Track to the west via the Corridor Ravine or Woody Ravines and back down the Kasteelpoort Track (or vice versa). You are in saintly territory up here with the Twelve Apostles as your compatriots.

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  • Written Apr 13, 2007
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