Expectations were high when we arrived at Blaauwberg Nature Reserve Hill. It was a change to what we are so used to seeing when it came to viewing Table Mountain.
As we drove up on the side of the Hill, I could see Table Mountain peering over the fynbos, after what felt like forever, we reached the top. It took my breath away…
4×4 is necessary to get up the Hill. I wouldn’t suggest taking a trailer, we had to leave ours halfway up as it was just too steep. But oh so worth it.
We parked right at the top and carried our luggage down the walking trails that allowed us to truly take in the magnificence of the West Coast, more on that later.
The house, called Montispectus, was nestled behind the hill, with just the tip of the roof to guide us. The House is fully equipped, with space for 4 people. Breakfast table, braai and bathrooms (sorry ladies) outside.
Walking trails that lead to the house, can also be used for walks around the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve, with beautiful plants, fynbos and animals.
Our massive deck overlooking Robben Island all the way to the Atlantic Sand Dunes. However having a little one around did cause for some minor heart attacks as the deck is on the edge of the Hill.
Before darkness fell, I took to the Lookout view trail to take some photographs of Table Mountain and surrounds.
It was extremely windy and retreated back to the safety of Montispectus. Thankfully I could get a shaky photograph of the stars.
The safety measures taken to keep Blaauwberg Nature Reserve safe is highly respected, being alone on the Hill was very intimidating but an experience that is hard to describe.
A must, especially if you want a different view of Table Mountain and space to breathe!