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

After qualifying with a BA in Journalism and African History from Rhodes University, Sarah went on to qualify as a FGASA registered Game Ranger where she spent time in the South African Lowveld pursuing her passion for wildlife photography and nature conservation. Sarah joined TMF as a private consultant in 2011, to manage the Fund’s communications and marketing needs. Having grown up in the shadow of Table Mountain, Sarah is deeply passionate about the conservation of the mountain and the broader Cape Floral Region.

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