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Cape Town: Woodstock Cave Hike

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Cape Town: Woodstock Cave Hike

Your hike will start a the historic and controversial memorial of late British Imperialist Cecil John Rhodes. Standing on the southern slopes of Table Mountain the memorial looks north to Cairo, with the age old dream of building an empire through Africa.

Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will lead you up the lower slopes of devils peak, past runner and mountain bikers to the Kings Blockhouse. This is a square stone building that stood as an outer city defense in colonial times. It is a point where you can see both Western and Eastern seaboards. Table Bay and False Bay as well as the sprawling metropolis below.

The next part of the climb is on a contour path with views of one of the largest caves on Table Mountain national park. Walk through sugar-bush proteas and old cork tree forests. If you are lucky you will get to soak your hat in the icy mountain streams that were the lifeblood of Cape Town once upon a time.

Once in the cave you will be able to relax in the cool shade with a view of the city center and Table Bay below. Enjoy some anecdotes from your guide and interesting knowledge on the grassy slopes of District 6, an Apartheid legacy.

Sometimes the entrance of the cave is curtained in water that streams out of the mountain. Especially in winter months.

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