Cape Town Hiking
The Vlekkenberg trail is really one of my favourite Cape Town hiking trails. It is however very exposed in summer and has few water stops. So if you are planning it for a summers day please start early and ensure everyone has enough water.
You start at the top of Constantia Nek but instead of heading up the jeep track and onto the back table you cross the road and head a little bit down the pass towards Hout Bay. After about 150m you see a gate on your left and a sign for Table Mountain National Park. Go through the pedestrian turnstyle and head up the road. 100m up the road you take a smaller path leading off to the left and through another gate. Follow this path. It leads you steeply up alongside vineyards. After a steep slog up the path turns to the right and begins to lead you more gently up the mountain.