Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley

HARD 2 reviews

Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley is a 11.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bakoven, Western Cape, South Africa 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.

DISTANCE
11.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1098 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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. The cable car costs 125 rand. There is a cafe and shops at the top, which is a great place for a sandwich and a beer. Come back down the cable car and head back. Lots of streams, birds, and steps.

2 months ago

Awesome trail! Beware...if you follow this route turn by turn, there is a ton of rock climbing up some slippery paths. Be sure to wear waterproof shoes, as there are some soggy spots. We took the cable car down the other side. Overall pretty demanding trail but the views are worth it!

4 months ago

Take the time to hike along the reservoirs as well !