Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley

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Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near the city of Bakoven that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.3 miles 3257 feet Out & Back

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The hike starts from the most southern residential area of Camps Bay, heads up one of the gullies between the 12 Apostles. Once on top of Table Mountain, use a myriad of trails to pass some huts used by the South Africa Scouts (there's a public hut as well that looks like it would be a great place for a picnic). You'll pass above the reservoirs and head through Echo Valley towards the upper cable station. There is a cafe and shops at the top, which is a great place for a sandwich and a beer. The cable car costs 125 rand to go down. Lots of streams, birds, and steps.

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