The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

Keeping a watch over Camps Bay from the Table Mountain range is the grand twelve apostles. The Twelve Apostles only actual reference to the original twelve apostles is the Judas peak that crowns Hout Bay, otherwise the 17 differently shaped buttresses are not named after the twelve apostles at all.

The spine is relatively flat and makes for an exciting hike from Llandudno all the way to the Table Mountain Cable Car. The views are breathtakingly awe-inspiringly amazing. There really are not enough words to describe the beauty that the Twelve Apostles gift in views and scenery. There is a little valley almost in the centre of the Twelve Apostles where in the Summer a green overhang is blessed by small trickles of water, nicknamed The Valley of the Red Gods. This is an intensely beautiful and peaceful resting place for the hike.

The Twelve Apostles are also home to one of Cape Town more exquisite hotels, The Twelve Apostles Azure Hotel, a family of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, this superbly divine hotel is nestled in the World Heritage site that is Table Mountain. Perched above the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel provides not only 5-star pristinely decorated accommodation with extraordinary dining but a complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront and City Centre. Thanks to the hotel receiving the longest hours of sunshine in Cape Town, the sunsets from the hotel are simply unforgettable.

To some it is simply a mountain range, to the locals it has the air of guides keeping watch to truly experience what the Twelve Apostles mean to you, they must be explored. The fantastic red double-decker City Sightseeing bus has a tour to take you past them and view them in all their majesty.

The remarkable underwater structures provide a complex foundation for magnificent habitats including kelp forests and colourful sponge gardens.

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