A scramble route onto the back of
Someone told me the other day that there are over 600 walking and hiking trails on Table Mountain. I have no idea if this number is correct but there are an amazing number. What is even better is that each walk has its own character and can be a totally different experience to one only a kilometre away.
Agathas Gully is a short but strenuous scramble beginning at Constantia Nek. Follow the path from the Nek to where it joins the cement road after the first corner. Here, instead of following the cement road up, follow it straight on to a dead end and look for the path that leads up the mountain from here. Follow the path around to the right as it traverses above Hout Bay. The views even at this low level are terrific and quite different from those if you follow the more traditional routes onto the back table. After 50 metres on the traverse you follow a faint path that drops down through the proteas and continue right around the back of the mountain to Agathas Gully itself.