Climbing Lions Head and Table Mountain in South Africa

South Africa

Read our first update from the week 1 on ourSouth Africa Adventure program, courtesy of Shirin Schälen!

On our first week in South Africa we all met each other in a hostel in Capetown. In our group there’s Eva, Juliette, Sam, Dante, Xavier, Shirin and our guide Sean.

Sean decided that the best way to get to know each other is to climb up the Lions Head on our first day of the trip. Lions Head mountain is 2,000 feet tall and stands between Table Mountain and Signal Hill. It took us about one hour to climb it, and we made it in time to see the coastline sunset from the top of Lions Head.

The following day we went on a wine tasting tour which is really a good way to begin making friends with the others. We had four different wines and we had a lot of fun on this day.

On our third day in South Africa, we went on a trip with the BAZ Bus. We saw a little island with lots of seals on it and after this, our destination was the most southern point of South Africa. Some of us went the last few kilometres by bike, which was really funny.

On Tuesday we were all prepared and ready to walk up the Table Mountain – the Most popular mountain of South Africa. It was a two hour hike of constantly climbing rocks but we were all really proud of ourselves when we arrived at the top of Table Mountain. Up there you have the best view over Capetown.

Table Mountain CapetownOn our fifth and last day in Capetown we visited Robben Island. The Island where Nelson Mandela was in prison for many years. It was a really interesting tour.

To bring our first week to a conclusion, we arrived in Hermanus where we did an amazing horse ride through the beautiful landscape of South Africa.

Are you thinking about a gap year in South Africa? We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions on your mind.

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