Hiking in one of the most beautiful
river gorges on Table Mountain
Orange Kloof is an area on the Hout Bay side of Table Mountain. It is the only area on Table Mountain where access is restricted and a permit is required.
Although there are obviously other paths into Orange Kloof, from Hout Bay or Table Mountain itself, the main entry point is at the top of Constantia Nek. Instead of following the road up the Constantia side you go straight into the deep Kloof on the Hout Bay side. Initially you follow a wide track with many blue gums and other alien trees linging the sides. However shortly after taking a right fork the pristine Afromotane forest of the mountain begins to dominate. The entire Table Mountain chain is pristine with clean running water and once you are away from the carparks very uncrowded. However Orange Kloof really does feel special. . Huge old and knarled trunks tower and twist over your head. Only indigenous trees here, yellowwoods, rooi els, assegaaibos to name a few.