These Cork Oak Trees were planted by Simon van der Stel in the 1800’s and are now protected. It is a lovely short walk of about 3km or so from the Southern Cross Drive entrance to the forest down to the main parking on the right.
Cork Oak trees
One of the trails through the forest
The walkway between Muizenberg and St James on a cold and misty morning.
The entrance to Cape Town harbour from the Robben Island boat. You can see Lions head in the background,
At my work there is a little museum of old computing equipment. There are old typewriters, computers, and even robotic machines to insert old tapes into their drives. It is a little bizarre to think that no so long ago this was considered to be state of the art.
So if you are ever at Old Mutual head office, head on down to the museum on the first floor.
The Grape run will be on October 18.. It is an amazing but tough 21km trail run, and a rare opportunity to run through the Constantia Vineyards (there is also a milder 14k and 5k race). I have completed the past 2 runs, but I will miss this year because I will be on holiday in Greece, which I think is a pretty good excuse!
The view from the top
If you are a runner it is an amazing run to do. Groot Constantia (the oldest wine farm in South Africa) even have wine at the water tables!
Me and my friend Steve having a refreshment at the “water” table – trail running is hard work