Hiking on the Camps Bay side of Table Mountain

Camps Bay is a residential area of Cape Town on the Western seaboard. With the sea on one side and the towering mountain directly behind it, it is one of the most popular places for a holiday in Cape Town. Many people sitting on the beach or in their hotel room may feel the imposing mountain behind is impossible to climb. The opposite is true however, there are numerous hiking  routes up this side of Table Mountain many of which although steep and requiring you are moderately fit are very doable and offer quite spectacular views and a chance to totally escape the city for a while.

This side of the mountain is called the 12 Apostles and here are some pictures of the trails in this area.


Hike on Table Mountain

The 12 Apostles of Cape Town tower over Camps Bay

The above photo is taken from the Pipe Track. This is a route that is relatively flat and traverses the mountain at a low level. Most of the routes up the mountain lead off this path.

After hiking just a small distance up one of the routes the view down onto Camps Bay is already worth the effort.

Table Mountain hiking

Almost at the top of one of the many ravines


Table Mountain walks

This viewpoint offers a fantastic photo opportunity

To find out more about hiking on the 12 Apostles side of Table Mountain contact Binny at Ridgway Ramblers. It will be highlight of your trip to South Africa