Devil’s Peak: One of the best Cape Town hikes for views

Ominious by name, dubious by reputation but breath-taking and perfectly pleasant in reality. Hiking to the top of Devil’s Peak from the Tafelberg Road starting point at the front of face of Table Mountain is challenging enough to get your endorphins going, but far more picturesque than Platteklip.

Table Mountain hikes: India Venster overview

India Venster is a stunning, but treacherous route up Table Mountain. We know the pictures and the views look great, but do not attempt this route if you are not prepared for a challenge that includes scrambling up rocks.

Tranquil Tracks: Avoiding the crowds on Newlands hikes

Newlands Ravine, with its starting point in Newlands Forest, offers a challenging zig-zag trail up the back of Table Mountain. It tends to be more quiet than some of the other routes starting in Newlands Forest and the descend has several options, depending on how much time you want to spend hiking.