Since we have been staying in Noordheok lately and have been driving over the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive, we couldn’t resist but to climb this incredible mountain overlooking Hout Bay, Noordhoek beach, the Atlantic Ocean and even parts of the Indian Ocean. We drove up the side of the mountain until we found an accessible starting point and parking spot near Monkey Valley. The hike up to the peak was quite tough, especially because on that day Michael felt like it would be oh-so-very-fun to run up parts of it, not being able to control his enthusiasm for the crisp clean air and stunning views that were to come. We stopped two or three times along the way and sat on the edges of semi-hanging rocks to admire the never-ending sea overstretched below us. Reaching the top I have never felt more rewarded. We did this hike on one of my first days back in Cape Town- the sights of this magnificent country made my heart melt with joy and left us both in awe. It’s astonishing how little everything looks and feels from the top of mountains. We stayed at the summit for a little while, staring into the distance, not wanting to move from that calm and tranquil place. By the time we finally made our descent, we were filled with new energy,
enthusiasm and satisfaction.