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Lion’s Head – the view from Oudekraal

Lion's Head - the view from Oudekraal
The word "oudekraal" can be translated directly to "old pen", where pen isn't a sword's replacement - rather the type of pen where animals are held. This spot, somewhere between Camps Bay and Llandudno is a well known beach picnic spot.

Entry costs R30 for adults, and it's slightly cheaper for kids - though I never actually paid proper attention to recall what age qualifies as "kids" and how much entrance costs. The entrance fee buys you braai (barbecue) spots, grassy areas, a few benches, and reasonably clean lavatories - well, for the beach that is.

I'll share a more photos from the area in my next few posts.

Oudekraal nature reserve on Table Mountain

Oudekraal and Hout Bay
I took this photo from the Constantia side of Table Mountain. That in the distance is the Lion's Head look-alike that you may have recalled seeing on your drive though the Hout Bay area. Hout Bay's to the left, and Llandudno's to the right - with the vast Oudekraal nature reserve in the valley below. Pretty awesome, don't you think?

You can access this spot from where the Constantia Nek hiking trail starts - right where Rhodes Drive meets the circle before the descent to Hout Bay.