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“Knifes Edge” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Type: Mountains
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Knifes Edge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The title of this review comes from the narrow edge of rock connecting the two peaks of the Devils Peak. I climbed this a total of three times: twice as an informal guide. It's a tough climb and the trail becomes hidden at points so I would recommend finding a guide for the first time. Also, make a full day of it and pack a lunch, extra water, and a long-sleeved shirt! It can be chilly and windy! The first time up was the windiest for me so crossing the Knifes Edge and other parts with steep drops were absolutely exhilarating! The views are stunning and you can see both sides of the peninsula, the city bowl, UCT, and Table Mountain from the summit! Take a lot of pictures!

Visited March 2012
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St. Albert
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“Hard to miss”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you need to be convinced to check out this attraction maybe it best you just stay home. Gorgeous!

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Rosemary Beach, Florida
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“Devils Peak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The whole region is a natural wonder - and Devils Peak being Cape Town's guardian to the West is an ever present thing of inspiration.
The proteas were still hanging on during our visit and worth the drive up the hill.

Visited January 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“A great alternative to Lions Head”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

If you are looking to do something slightly more strenuous than Lions Head and you're prepared for a decent climb all on paths then try out Devil's Peak. One of my favourites for early morning and the beauty is that it is quiet and not very crowded. Go with a someone who knows the way if you are going for the first time.

Visited May 2012
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“At the Peak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

A beautiful spot to visit to enjoy a beautiful sunset and sight the city - especially at night - don't go alone though!

Visited March 2012
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