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hiking
18 days ago

Loved it, sort of rivals half dome.

Excellent beautiful hike. One for the bucket list!

Wow spectacular scenery!! Worth the trek!! You need a head for heights!!

hiking
2 months ago

fantastic views!

Gorgeous

hiking
3 months ago

I would recommend partaking in the Full Moon hikes which occur when there is a Full Moon over Cape. You'll have a marvellous experience hiking Lion's Head in the evening (when it's cooler), and breathtaking sunsets and views of the landscape are super easy to see. Bring some wine, and make some friends at the top. Coming down is what is hard about this trail, since much of the highest parts of the trail are accessed by ladders, chains, and metal stairs attached to rock. Be careful, and enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Short but fun ascent, toward the end there are two sections were there are chains bolted into the rock to lift yourself up a few boulders. Up until that point it is a wide easy well traveled trail. Great views of the city, twelve apostles, Devil's peak, and of course table Mt.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike with amazing views. Some areas need to use staples and vertical ladders and can be expose so be prepared. It is well marked and also very crowded, so much that had to wait in line to go down the staples, but the views at the top is worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Great sunrise hike!! I’d say it was a little more than moderate, but the views are so worth it!

awesome 360° views from the top

Best outdoor app

hiking
11 months ago

This trail has incredible views! It has some difficult scrambling sections as well as a section with metal staples and chain ropes for a vertical climb. You can take your dog, but unless you're ok with carrying your dog up the vertical section, its best to take the alternate trail around to reach the top. I highly recommend this trail but go prepared!

hiking
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Allow 8 hours to reach the summit and return. Start and finish the trail at the Witfontein Forestry station just outside George. No fee is currently payable but registration / permit must be completed at the forestry station. Parking is available there. There is a short section of scrambling near the summit where care must be exercised and it would not be recommended to attempt this in bad weather. An alternative trail ( no scrambling ) can be taken at the saddle by turning right to George peak ( 1337m asl ). Turning left at the saddle will lead to Cradock peak ( 1578m asl ). The total trail distance out and back is 18.4kms.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

I love South Africa and Cape Town is a beautiful city and no better way to see it but from the top of table mountain

on Helderberg Trails

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stunning views! Restaurant at starting point. Well kept trails. Different options to choose from. Definitely worth it.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. Moderate is the right rating as there are some sections with exposure. More difficult routes with scrambling options available. If you want to find Wally's Cave: go past the first ladder (do not go up it), go the old bench and go DOWN to the LEFT, traverse until you see an opportunity to scramble up to the right. If you go too high you'll end up on a flat lookout with a steep drop off

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice 360 outlook on the city (north), Table Mountain (east) and 12 Apostles. Rocky footpath, mind your ankles !

hiking
Friday, March 31, 2017

Sunrise hike did not disappoint. Quick 45 minutes to the summit and a lot of people on the trail early so it felt very safe. Definitely do this hike.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nice workout, awesome views.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Incredible views of Cape Town, surrounding mountains and the coast! There is a spot that allows you to climb some chains. We did. Pretty cool!

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