A Photographic Journey Through Camps Bay Pipe Track

A windy and cloudy day, a chilly day. A day not meant for hiking turned into the perfect day to view the Pipe Track Trail in Cape Town.

At the beginning of the hike, my friends and I saw and embraced the beauty of the thick clouds surrounding the mountains – a sight we had never seen so up close.


Being so close to Table Mountain, another popular hiking spot, we were able to see the cracks and the color changes along the mountain sides – nature at its finest.

A walk-through nature – some of the most beautiful and rare sights of endangered flowers only found within South Africa.

Trying not to trip on the rocky trail made it very easy to miss the beauty of all the plants and flowers that engulfed the trail. Taking the stops to literally smell the roses made it worthwhile.

At the end of the trail, the sun emerged from beyond the clouds, warming our bodies and bringing the most stunning view beyond the dark clouds that had once surrounded the tip of Lion’s head.

At the end of the trail sat a little bench area where we could stand and see Camps Bay and an even better view of Lion’s Head. The Sun began to shine, allowing us to see a completely different side of the trail.


The most beautiful hike in Cape Town. Nothing can top the nature walk that Pipe Track offers. We were all so thankful we pushed through the hike despite the unusual weather.

The most perfect day to hike.

Madison Vaughn is a student at Trinity College and is an ISA Featured Photo Blogger. She is studying abroad with ISA in Cape Town, South Africa.

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