The Genadendal Trail is a fairly tough two-day hike with little shade, but the bursts of fynbos, interchanging views and refreshing swimming holes make it memorable.
Curiosity skilled the cat. It’s also what I blame for always wanting to see what’s around the next bend in the road. Just. One. More. Look. Because knowing is better than not knowing, and going is better than staying.
If you don’t have the time or the funds for a guided multi-day trail, here’s an alternative: a trail over Table Mountain that you can do in three days, no camping required.