Adventure Hikes in the Cape Peninsula by Karen Watkins has been written for the adventurous  from keen beginners to rock climbers  – anyone wanting a day off .

This new book from expereinced mountaineer and journalist for the Constantia Bulletin has  more than 30 tried and tested hikes.  The detailed descriptions  are illustrated with more than 450 colour pictures to help you find you way.  The routes are classified into three sections: easy, moderate and difficult. The guide includes additional information about the flora and history, as well as and safety and conservation tips.

Adventure Hikes in the Cape Peninsula is the ideal guide to carry in a rucksack, whether a beginner, moderately fit or experienced hiker, or just curious.

Karen Watkins describes herself as a mountaineer, traveller, mother, amateur botanist and journalist – not necessarily in that order.  This is her second book; the first was Adventure Walks & Scrambles in the Cape Peninsula, published by Double Storey in September 2003.  She has been leading day hikes and trails, including to wilderness areas for people of all ages, for more than 18 years. She is involved with many hiking organisations and has been a volunteer for the Table Mountain National Park for ten years.

At present the book is available at R130 (pre book launch price) from the author at or call 076 543 7266.

It will also be available at R150 at independent bookshops such as The Book Lounge in Roeland Street, Bay Bookshop in Hout Bay, Book Shoppe in the Pick ‘n Pay Centre in Tokai, Folio Books in Main Road Rondebosch, Kalk Bay Bookshop, Kirstenbosch book shops and others.