I’m not sure whether they are escaping the drop in fuel prices or whether they just want to get as far from Putin as possible, but lately I have had quite a few Norwegian visitors. Yesterday I was delighted to have a return visitor who brought her husband along – and what a perfect day it was on the magic mountain!
I decided to use one of my favourite routes that I hadn’t walked for a long while and it set the mood for a wonderful day.
Soon after reaching the top we were incredibly fortunate to see a pair of Klipspringers, including this male with very impressive horns (for a Klipspringer). Klipspringers were wiped-out on The Table Mountain Chain but have been successfully reintroduced, although hikers on Table Mountain very seldom see them.
I was hoping to see the magnificent orchid Disa uniflora but my hopes were exceeded because we saw three different species of orchid.
And rather than see just one or two Red Disas we saw hundreds.
We even saw a pair of Black Eagles wheeling over Table Mountain but I was unable to photograph them. Even Meru had a great day! And Sissel has promised to come walking again next year! Let’s hope for another perfect day