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.
Having a mountain in your backyard to serve as your playground is one of the privileges of living in Cape Town. But there is much more to Table Mountain than Platteklip.
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.