Hike from one end of Table Mountain to the
One of the best hikes in Cape Town is to hike from one end of Table Mountain to the other. Starting at Constantia Nek you can hike to Cape Town right over the mountain and then either take the cable car down or tackle the steep Platteklip Gorge.
Starting at the car park at the circle at the top of Constantia Nek you head up the road. Do not go into Orange Kloof, but rather up the steep tar road to the right. After a minute or 2 you pass through a gate and are officially in the Table Mountain National Park.
Almost immediately after the sign, turn left up a small steep path that cuts out the first huge loop of the jeep track. This does save time but your lungs and legs may well complain a bit as this half hour slog up hill is one of the toughest of the day. This path rejoins the jeep track and here you can choose to follow the road or continue on another smaller path. Taking the path is probably quicker but marginally so. Those not used to hiking on steps might prefer to continue up the road.