Mike Lundy has being hiking and indeed writing about hiking for longer than most people have been walking. The fact that he continues to update his books and has maintained a love for the mountains, so evident in his many publications, is testimony to his fitness and dedication to the mountains that he so often frequents.
Mike’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula was the book that first got me interested in the mountains and I hiked many of these routes for the very first time using these guides His hikes are well chosen, well described and his books contain a wealth of useful information and some great pics.
From the Book:
A bestseller for 21 years, Mike Lundy’s Best Walks in the Cape Peninsula remains one of the most popular books on hiking in Cape Town.
Each of the 30 walks in this guide has been carefully chosen because of a particular point of interest, be it a waterfall, cave, indigenous forest, shipwreck or spectacular viewpoint. This classic selection of routes ranges from challenging climbs to the top of Table Mountain to leisurely strolls among the fynbos (and everything else in-between). Practical advice on mountain safety, local weather conditions and how to deal with snakes ensure that the hiker is given a clear idea of what to expect.
For this eighth edition, all route descriptions and maps have been brought up to date and photographs have been added for lively interest.
Each route includes:
- Easy-to-follow direction
- Accurate route map
- Average hiking time
- GPS coordinates for start and finish points
- Grading that covers difficulty and exposure
- Notes on the availability of water
- Advice on whether dogs can be taken along
- Fascinating information on historical sites, plants, trees and birds en route
The GPS tracks for each walk can be downloaded from www.gpstravelmaps.com/bestwalks.php
Avid hiker Mike Lundy has written several books and more than 200 magazine and newspaper articles on walking and has presented weekly radio reports on hiking. He has received a merit services award fromthe Hiking Federation of Southern Africa for his exceptional contribution to the hiking