Table Mountain hike


So I have done a number of hikes recently but this was really a tough one. I am going ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning.

I had planned to leave the house for the long trip at 5:30. That’s the time I woke up. Or later. Drove to Ndunyu Njeru junction then drove on an all weather road for ages.

The access to this mountain is nondescript. There is nothing to tell you that you are at the gate. There is no gate. But that is how it starts to fuck you. There is a steep descent into the river, then you sneak in through the fence and start to climb. It is a sharp incline for 2km where it gets slightly flat.

From there you have a gentle climb to the table which is kinda of an anti climax as there is really no signage to tell you are at the top. I noticed as well that wasn’t the highest point though. Did I mention that getting to that table includes walking through marshland and tuft grass that is so thick you can hardly lift your legs.

Then there is the trek to the 7 ponds through more marshland. If you add to this a lost guide, then you have drama. We were saved by ribbons though. And talking of guides, when I arrived at the start point, I was given a guide. Let’s call her Jane. We hardly hiked 500m before I lost her. She was too slow.

When I finished the hike, I was too thirsty, drank water from here
Who sits to rest after 2km hike.
Yours truly
We went through this
Us trekking to the 7 ponds/ lakes
This is still not how high we went
The 7 ponds

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23 thoughts on “Table Mountain hike

  1. Good photos, but looks quite rough. What are those trees beside you in the tenth photo?

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  2. you are a lucky man to enjoy such beautiful landscape near you

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  3. Nan says:

    I’m worn out just reading your description and looking at the pictures of your hike!

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  4. renudepride says:

    Okay, my buddy – you have exhausted me! As I read this, my underlying question was: “Where is his bicycle?” Then, on the 3rd or 4th reading, I finally realized that HIKE was in the title! See how fatigued I am! Before I sign off – exceptional photographs! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Naked hugs!

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  5. keithnoback says:

    Careful, you’re almost climbing. Keep it up and you might get hooked.

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  6. basenjibrian says:

    The plants are amazing! They remind me a bit of some of the coastal plants which have a similar tall central stalk. Given the California coast’s notorious fog, these are cold-loving plants as well!

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  7. Deepak Joshi says:

    Travelling is one of my favourite hobby, i have climbed many mountains but due to the covid i am not be able to travel. This pics are amazing, feeling nostalgic.
    Thankyou for sharing your experience.

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