Table Mountain national park is a world heritage site and is a fitting place to braai at on day one of the Braai4Heritage tour. The first event on the tour itinerary was the cycling of the Argus Cycle Tour by myself. The cycle tour happened to be on the same day as Day 1 of the Braai4Heritage Tour. The Argus was first held in 1978 and goes right around the Cape Peninsula, in other words it goes right around Table Mountain and thus also passes through large parts of the Table Mountain National Park.
After about 3 and a half hours of relaxed cycling I arrived at the top of the last hill of the tour Suikerbossie, where crew member Frans and cameraman Timmy where waiting with a braai. I jumped off the bike for a quick boerewors braai, ate a boerewors roll and then proceeded to the finish line of the cycle tour in Greenpoint.
In the afternoon we went to the top of the mountain with the cable car enjoying the spectacular views and doing a bit of filming with the TV crew during which I had to pretend that I’m a tourist taking photos. One of of these photos you can see Stephanus Rabie, one of the camera men for the TV show and Chris Davies of Getaway magazine.
As the sun started to set we rode to the lower cable way station where we were hosted to a braai by the CEO of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company, Sabine Lehmann and head of Table Mountain’s 7 Wonders campaign Fiona Furey. Basically they need your vote to make Table Mountain one of the official 7 natural wonders of the world. Visit http://www.votefortablemountain.com/ for more info on that.