Once upon a time, before trail running, before Parkour, we hiked up various mountains in South Africa and ran down like crazy people… we called it Extreme Jogging. This blog is a tribute to the good old days, friends & family, my Creator and everybody that love running in nature!
I decided to explore the "trail" areas close to my house today. I headed towards Sir Lowry's Pass Village and turned left unto a gravel road. The road criss-crossed through vacant land set out to become a security complex one day. My destination... to reach a little hill I spotted from Somerset West. I climbed and climbed and to my utmost disappointment I was blocked by an electrical fence (see photo three below). I followed the fence towards Sir Lowry's Pass Village and realized that the fence runs for kilometres and is probably the outer fence of Waterkloof Wine Farm. I headed downward towards the main road and on my way back I ran pass a number of abandoned "picnic" spots, a paint-ball area and an abandoned house/ware house. I assume these shaky areas made it quite extreme...
One serious pothole
Gordon's Bay in the background
The electric fence that basically stopped my exploration
Hottentots Holland Mountains & Waterkloof Restaurant in the distance