Devil's Peak
Devil's Peak
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MalissaMurphy
Stellenbosch, South Africa1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
It was such a nice hike with the most amazing views. Unfortunately, when we returned to our car parked close to the starting point for Devil's peak, on Table mountain Road, it was broken into and our handbags were stolen out of the boot. No windows were broken, but they managed to break the front passenger door lock and open the boot from the latch inside. Very sad that such a nice day had to be spoiled by this. Even though we had no cash in our bags, the cost of replacing all your bank cards, licenses and ID's are expensive! Please take the minimum with you, even if you put it out of plain sight.
Written November 20, 2017
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JoshDeee
London, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Have done this hike multiple times, including for sunrise!
Easy to find the start just along Tafelberg road about 2km along from the cable car. Takes about 1.5 hours to get up going at an average pace, and then 1 hour down. Very windy at points along the way so be sure to take some extra layers as it can get chilly even on a warm day. The views from the top are amazing, you can see 360 degrees, down into city bowl, towards Stellenbosch and also across to Muizenburg + Cape Point.

For sunrise we set off from the bottom around 4:45, you'll need torches, we were up by 6:15 and had a beautiful 1 hour from first light to the sun actually being visible, lovely temperature at the top and we sat in a spot where we were sheltered from the wind. Would 100% recommend
Written September 7, 2017
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henderbee
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Hiking to the top of Devil's Peak has to be one of the better ways to spend the first few hours of daylight in Cape Town. It's a reasonably energetic walk and you should be fit and equipped with water, snacks and bad weather gear because the conditions can change fast. But it's also a well marked trail that's not technical and a great way to get some exercise and see some of the most spectacular views of Cape Town.
The trail starts at the end of Tafelberg Road, past the lower cable station. Just follow the path up to the neck and then on up to the trig beacon at the top of the peak. The views are fantastic. As you're going up the last stretch it's worth stopping to look back at Table Mountain because it's quite a unique angle and you're up high and really close.
The fynbos is beautiful too. And although a reasonable level of fitness is a good idea if you take it slowly it's very doable. We walked quite fast, and had a 15-20m stop at the top and it was a 3 hour round trip.
Not recommended if it's wet as the section of the path from the neck to the top is not terribly well maintained and could be very slippery.
Written June 26, 2016
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Beth427
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
On Saturday my boyfriend and I attempted to hike to the top of Devil's Peak via Tafelberg Road, but unfortunately had to turn back after a large group of men began following us. We had noticed them earlier as they were whistling and swearing quite loudly, but foolishly decided to continue. It soon became evident that the group were adjusting their route to follow us and one man who had been blocking the path initially shouted for the others to join him as soon as we changed direction. Thankfully we reacted quickly and were able to head back down quickly. Please be aware and cautious of suspicious activity.
Written October 27, 2014
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1Francois1
Durbanville, South Africa392 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Please do not visit after dark can be very dangerous people have been robed ladies be careful do not go alone.
Written March 24, 2016
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TempleofPeace
Hong Kong721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
This is an excellent half-day hike, but I advise starting as soon as it gets light to avoid getting roasted in the sun. There are many routes up. Starting near the Rhodes Memorial (on the edge of the UCT campus) is a more direct route that involves some scrambles on the rocky sections and some exposure as you traverse the northern cliffs before the final ascent. The route is cairned and reasonably easy to follow. You need to follow the ridge to Minor Peak, then traverse the northern side and the path goes steeply (and somewhat slipperyly) up to the summit over more rocks. Basic rock climbing skills will help a lot. We walked at a moderate speed - end to end time was 4.5 hours.
Written March 5, 2017
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yup66
Minneapolis, Minnesota45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Friends
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!
Written February 6, 2013
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andywithers752
Sydney, Australia101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Tough enough hike from the car park on Tafelberg Road, involves a fair bit of scrambling beyond the Saddle, but nothing beyond someone with a degree of fitness and accustomed to some exercise. Not a walk in the park but not “impossible” and I didn’t find the walk to be technically dangerous. View from the top worth all the effort. Table Mountain, Lions Head, Signal Hill, Robben Island, Hottentots, Muizenburg, Cape Point, Silvermine and all points between. Phenomenal. Take a windbreaker as pretty breezy up top. Should be up top on your Cape Town bucket list if you have the fitness. Plenty other routes up too.
Written July 6, 2019
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Lauren Callaghan
Fort Worth, TX11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is personally my favorite hike in cape town because of the beauty of the rock formations and the greenery is 100x better than the others! Beware that if you come down a different path than the original trailhead that ubers will not be able to reach you as they can ONLY go the parking lot at the original trailhead. But DEFINITELY not a hike to miss!
Written June 6, 2019
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hdawson6
Pretoria, South Africa36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
Coming from a relatively unfit person, I would say this hike is fairly difficult however it has incredibly spectacular views!
It took about 1 hour 45 mins to climb to the top, and I stopped multiple times to rest and take in the views.
It was a really fun way to spend a Saturday morning and I would definitely do it again next time I visit Cape Town.
All in all it is doable for almost anyone, if you're worried about it just take it slow and enjoy the hike.
Written November 20, 2017
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