The must-do challenge for Cape Town area mountain lovers. Includes classic peaks in the Cape Peninsula stretching from Cape Town, South Africa south to Cape Point on the Cape of Good Hope. Most peaks have stunning coastal views. Note: we recommend hiking in groups in some of these areas due to ongoing security concerns.


Highest peak

Table Mountain (Maclear's Beacon)

3,562 ft / 1,085 m

Most prominent peak

None ft / None m

Most summited peak

Table Mountain (Maclear's Beacon)

54 summits

Most difficult peak

no info yet

Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

December   13%

January   10%

November   10%

"Jan and I walked up from Camps Bay, took the pipe track to thr right, walked up and then took the Woody Ravine up the mountain. From there we walked to the reservoirs and took a detour to Maclear's Beacon. From there took Smuts Track to Skeleton Gorge and down to Kirstenbosch Gardens." - Table Mountain (Maclear's Beacon), Willowskid08, Apr 2, 2017
"Went up the Table Mountain from various approaches while in Cape Town. I understood why it's called so by getting atop the first time: the whole thing is like having been cut by a saw in the middle. Great mountain! Table Mountain Photo Album:" - Table Mountain (Maclear's Beacon), DimitriosFan, Mar 22, 2017
"Summited on the day that the rest of Cape Town decided to do likewise. Some sections of the path get so crowded that you are required to wait a few minutes to use the ladders and the chains. I few alternative routes are available but they can be dangerous. Most years we hear of someone who lost their lives by falling off this Cape Town icon." - Lion's Head, desdeary, Jan 30, 2016
"A little run/hike with a trail runing buddy. We started from Kloof Nek and ran up to the contour path. we then traversed Table Mountain until we reached the saddle. From the saddle we summited Devils Peak. After that we took a gentle trot back the same way." - Devil's Peak, desdeary, Jan 23, 2016
"I parked my car down at the junction of Redhill Road and the road that comes up from Scarborough. I then ran up Redhill past the informal settlement (where fire fighters happened to be attending to yet another summer fire.) At the hairpin bend across the road from Redhill informal settlement, I jumped over the railing in search of the footpaths I had seen on Google Earth satellite images. Klaasjagersberg doesn't have any demarcated foot paths on any of the reliable maps of the area. I knew that once I had reached the naval base on top of the mountain I would probably be without a path for the " - Klaasjagersberg, desdeary, Jan 16, 2016