devils peak hiking route from tafelberg overview

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.

cape town dark gorge table mountain hike

Dark Gorge: A Table Mountain hike less travelled, for a reason

Dark Gorge shrouded in mystery and arduous, but a 12km trail that will give you plenty of satisfaction….not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights. Or a fear of venturing beyond the well-travelled and more familiar trails.

India Venster Table Mountain Hiking Route

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.

Table Mountain hikes: Nursery Buttress via Kirstenbosch

Nursey Buttress is a challenging, but extremely rewarding route to the top of Table Mountain. Not recommended for anyone with even a vague fear of heights or anyone who does not have experience with exposed scrambling.