Trudy Raito says that hiking is more than about experiencing the outdoors, addding that it provides a connection with nature and a form of emancipation, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. There is something uniquely beautiful about standing on top of the world and admiring the landscape below, one of the privileges of living in Cape Town.
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