Day Walks: Greater Table Mountain Range

Lion’s Head (2-4 hours)

The view from the summit of Lion's Head is spectacular

The most popular summit to climb in Cape Town. 360 degree views above the city and Table Mountain is a good way of starting any morning. Especially when followed by one of our Peak Pairing offerings.

 

Devil’s Peak (3-6 hours depending on route chosen)

One of my favourite summits in the Cape Peninsula.

Saddle Path Walk: 3-5 hours

A great ascent up the second highest peak in the Peninsula. The 360 degree views are spectacular and it’s more remote feel than the the two neighbours makes this a memorable outing. I prefer to start in the shade early in the morning overlooking the city bowl. The zig zags up to the Contour Path and on to The Saddle open to a view across the city, Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Robben Island and Blouberg across the bay. The steep slope above leads to the summit beacon.

The Saddle Route is the easiest ascent. Straightforward and direct, it offers a quick line up to the summit.

Mowbray Ridge scramble: (4-6 hours)

One of my all time favourites!

Ascends the ridge line above the King’s Blockhouse up over the knife edge, Minor Peak and on to the summit (1001m). We descend via the Saddle Path and Newland’s Ravine. Some exposure to heights and easy scrambling is involved. A fine outing for those looking for some adventure.

Cape Point Nature Reserve Walk: (2 hours – 2 days depending on route)

 

False Bay with the view down to Cape Point

 

Amazing exposure to a wide range of vegetation and vistas. The coastline is spectacular. A gem. Nice to combine a walk in the reserve with a visit to the Cape of Good Hope.

Silvermine Circuit: (2-5 hours depending on route)

 

Elephant’s Eye Cave offers spectacular vistas

We start (and finish) from the Silvermine dam which offers a great spot for swimming in summer. The views of the Southern Peninsula and down to Hout Bay are stunning. The little extension to Elephant’s Eye is super worth while. I love this area’s network of single track paths.