The Cecilia Forest ramble on Table Mountain
Cecilia Forest is found on the Eastern slopes of Table Mountain in between Kirstenbosch Gardens and Constantia Nek. As the name suggests until a few years ago it was home to a pine plantation and under the managment of The South African Forestry company (SAFCOL) In the past few years management has passed to The National Parks Board and the forest is being removed and the land returned to the natural fynbos vegetation.
Whilst people’s opinions on the removal of the trees vary, the useful thing about the area being forestry was the forestry roads. These allow easy access to the lower slopes of the mountain and have always been open to the public.