One would think that there would not be much scope for hiking at Intaka island, right next to canal Walk, but we found there was! We visited this spot for our hiking and sketching outing on the 8th of December.
Intaka Island is a lovely wetland in the middle of a built up area.
Since it was the first visit for one of the party, we started off with a boat trip along the waterways. Our knowledgeable young guide told us all about the ecology of the ecosystem and pointed out various bird species along the way.
We then took a hike to the heronry, and had tea while watching the birds coming and going.
After that we walked up to the high point where we had a view of Table Mountain, where we finally got down to a bit of sketching. It was great fun and Intaka Island is well worth a visit!