Moderate Table Mountain hikes
To find a moderate walk up Table Mountain is not too easy. This despite the fact that Table Mountain is only 1080m at the highest point. The problem is that the mountain rises to that lofty height pretty much straight from sea level so most of the hikes actually up Table Mountain are steep and strenuous from a cardiovascular point of view.
However there are plenty of less strenuous and absolutely wonderful walks available on and the around the mountain without actually attempting to climb to the top in one go.
1. Constantia jeep track
The Constantia jeep track leads up onto the back of Table Mountain from the top of Constantia Nek. This is a cement road that gives access to Parks Board and the water board staff to the reservoirs. The road starts at a height of 200m and reaches the first of the reservoirs 3km later at a height of 600m. From here you can either rest at the De Villiers resevoir or follow the road for a further 3km to the waterworks museum. Over this distance is rises to a maximum height of 700m so is not completely flat but is relatively so. This then is still a long walk but the road puts less strain on the muscles than some of the steeper routes.