South Africa Mountains
While snow is scarce due to the warm climate, the opportunities are great for outdoor types to venture upwards.
Table Mountain cradles the city of Cape Town in its arms and watches over Robben Island across the bay. Francis Drake, on rounding the southern tip of Africa in the 15th century, said, “this is surely the fairest cape in all the world”.
There are many walking trails, or the more leisurely among us can take a cable car up and down the mountain. There is a restaurant on top and full facilities.
The Hexrivier or Witch River moutain range lies in a region famous for its wines and grapes. Snow is a rare phenomenon in these unspoiled mountains.
Stellenbosch, another famous wine area, is surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards.
The Drakensberg or Dragon’s Mountain is a mountain range which extends across the east of the interior of South Africa. Thousands of unspoiled walking trails and scores of resorts are spread throughout this majestic mountain range.