Tranquility Cracks

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Starting on the beautiful Camps Bay side of Table Mountain you’ll wind your way onto the historical Pipe Track around a few of the 12 Apostle buttresses with views of Lions Head & the Atlantic Ocean below. This route takes us through some of the rare, afromontane forest on Table Mountain and ascends one of the gentlest ravines to the top of the Apostles. This is a good ‘get away from it all’ hike because typically the trails around this area are less populated as it is far from the Cableway. The fynbos surrounds you and you feel a million miles away from the city below. Once you reach the top you’ll be overlooking the backside of the mountain and will soon discover a quiet place called Tranquility Cracks. These are narrow cracks through ancient rock that have formed from wind, rain and erosion. It’s the perfect spot to explore and then relax on the rocks with one of the best views on Earth. You’ll then make your way back out of the cracks and along the tops of the 12 Apostles to view the remnants of the historical Old Cableway, where we offer you some insight into the past. There is a great photo opportunity for the brave to go out onto ‘Diving Board Rock’ at this point. You’ll finish by hiking down Kasteelspoort which is +/- 1.5 hours walking down a beautiful ravine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean below. In winter the calming sounds of water coming down the ravine accompany you along the way.

One reason to choose this hike: To experience a lesser known gem on a more off the beaten track with nature all around.

Time: 5-6 hours

Cost: R1050 per person (+R600 for the group to have a privately guided hike or +R600 single supplement if applicable). Rates valid through August 31, 2019.

Includes: Pick up and drop from your accommodation in Cape Town’s City Centre and Atlantic Seaboard areas.

Let us know if you’d like to purchase a lunchbox from us for R150 per person. Included: a sandwich, seasonal fruit, snacks and 2 liters of water to keep your energy up along the way. Or purchase a snack pack which is all of the above minus the sandwich for R110 per person. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have, just let us know when you book.

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