There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t hit Table Mountain’s trails, be it to run, to hike or to take our fynbos loving dogs for a “sniff-fest”. For too long I took our beautiful mountain and my proximity to her for granted. She was there if and when I wanted to enjoy her, but I never really appreciated how blessed I was to live in her shadow until I found myself living a “million miles” away in a characterless city, with no mountain (shock and horror!). Living back in Cape Town, for almost 10 years now, I have made sure that no week goes by when I don’t explore the slopes, trails, ravines and rivers of this magnificent biodiversity treasure trove. I have been fortunate enough to explore some of the most spectacular trails that the Cape has to offer and I now look forward to sharing these incredible spaces with you.
From early morning trail runs up Lion’s Head, to magnificent hikes up India Venster and Skeleton Gorge, from weekends away to Jonkershoek and De Hoop, to weeks away in the Cederberg – join me over the next few months as we discover and explore, not only Table Mountain, but the whole Cape Floral Kingdom.
Trust me there is no better playground on Earth.

Sarah-Leigh Watson

For the past 12 years, Sarah has worked closely with The Table Mountain Fund as a communications and marketing consultant, helping to ensure that key environmental landscapes across the Cape Floral Region are restored and conserved for future generations. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, spending countless days climbing her rocky slopes and running on her rugged trails, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of the CFR and the expansion of this iconic World Heritage Site.

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