Banjoes + Mountain tops

Sedgwicks Weekend-3195

This past weekend Dylan and I joined a small group of bloggers in Cape Town on an awesome weekend of hiking, eating and music, all brought together by Sedgwicks Old Brown sherry. We did a small part of the Hoerikwaggo trail. Starting at Silvermine and ending off on Table mountain. We hiked about 25 km!

Cape Town is beautiful, we all know that, but seeing it from those heights blew me away. Seeing the city and the ocean through the pine trees, and beyond that, the layers and layers of mountain ranges was something incredible! Such a different perspective and such raw beauty.

After our first day of hiking we settled in at the Orange Kloof tented camps, which were so comfortable and luxurious for camping style accomodation, and so beautiful (see pic below). After the sun dropped (along with the temperature) we all gathered around the fire place with amazing food and awesome folky tunes provided by the Black handed kites who are two lovely lads who are making some great music (listen here!). We had such a surreal camp fire night, sharing stories, singing songs – I felt like I was in American summer camp movie, but better.

Oh and an awesome video was made of our little adventure by Jacques Koudstaal – it’s really beautiful and the music is great so have a watch!

The next day we soldiered on and finished off on Table mountain with an ice cream and a ride down the cable car 😉

Thank you Sedgwicks for an unforgettable weekend!

Ps. Our hiking guide was the amazing Binnie from the Ridgeway ramblers if you’re looking for a guide to do something similar to what we did.

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    Samantha Fox
    May 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Aaahh Em, that video is really special – and the music is amazing 🙂 looks like you had an awesome little adventure!

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    May 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

    This is so cool! It looked like such a great crowd and so festive.

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    May 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

    ah too fun.. i grew up hiking. it’s a sin we don’t all do it more often as adults.. there are sooo many amazing places close to home to explore!
    also, damnit dearest misha, how do you always have such perfect hair? even on a hike! unfair!

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    judy judes
    May 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    aww, em! that shot of you and dyl at the end of the video is priceless 🙂 love you guys!

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    June 9, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Wow, this looks amazing. Such a great idea! Nothing beats a sing song ’round a campfire 🙂

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