My hiking buddy Ralph had suggested a walk that involved an ascent of Hangklip, a hanging rock that leans out to sea and marks the eastern end of False Bay, just beyond Pringle Bay, not far from the turnaround point of our cycle a few days earlier, at Rooi Els. The Hangklip Mountain at 484m above sea level is packed with numerous natural caves, and was once a refuge for bandits and slaves escaping their Dutch masters, hence the mountain cave being named “Drostersgat” – Deserters Cave. 

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