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Table Mountain – snow, sun and some wind!

14th July 2010 – 4:11 pm

As you might expect in winter we experienced a whole variety of weather conditions during the World Cup.  The last couple of days have been particularly cold on top of Table Mountain.  However 15th June was definitely the coldest with even some snow on top.  Not exactly a blanket but patches which were most certainly snow. This has happened before but not for a number of years and in these conditions you do need to be well prepared and preferably with a woolly hat and gloves – not something you might think of when coming to Africa.
Despite the fact that we are in mid winter only two walks were canceled during the 4 weeks of the World Cup and walks took place everyday except last Sunday and Tuesday 29th June – not bad!  Most people experienced near perfect conditions – a couple of days were too windy for the cableway to operate meaning a hike down and doing it the hard way instead.
The World Cup was a great success and from the feedback I got from fans many will be back with their families to see more of the many sights from safari, the Garden Route and of course Cape Town.  We are now expecting a quiet period until September but winter is not necessarily the wrong time to come here – the whales will be in Hermanus, the flower season begins and no worries about the heat for your hike up Table Mountain!

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