Llandudno Ravine

Llandudno Ravine Hike

A delightful route up the southernmost extremity of the Table Mountain range, topping out at some of the best viewpoints on the mountain.

Lots of solitude, so ample opportunity to connect with nature. Does not gain the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain, but offers distant views of the tabletop as well as superb angles onto the whole mountain. The route terminates distant from the upper cable station, so there is a compulsory hike-down. Ideal for avid hikers who’s already done a route up the “Table” and want a second hike to get further off-the-beaten track and see different views.

Difficulty

Llandudno Ravine involves moderate scrambling and mild exposure to heights. Follows a well-defined trail, uneven for much of the way. The compulsory hiked-down makes the route challenging for those with knee or balance issues. Two scrambles are fitted with climbing aids (steel staples). 

Scenery

The route offers diverse views and scenery with grandeur at every turn. Llandudno Peak and Judas Peak at the top of the route offers some of the best views Table Mountain has to offer. The first section of the trail overlooks Hout Bay Valley. Sea views for the remainder of the way. 

Information & Prices

  • Grade: A+ (with B and C options)
  • Duration: 4.5 hours (up and down)
  • Distance: 4.8 km / 3 miles (up and down)
  • Elevation gain: 550 meters / 1800 feet
  • Cost: R1900 per person

Pros 

  • Sensational views
  • Lots of nature: peace, quiet and solitude
  • Adventure
  • Striking scenery
  • More challenging options available for adventurous hikers

Cons

  • Compulsory hike-down
  • Does not reach the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain

Main attractions

  • Llandudno Peak
  • Judas Peak
  • Judas Cave
  • Waterfalls in winter
  • Pristine nature

Who should consider Llandudno Ravine?

  • Nature lovers
  • Hikers wanting to do a second Table Mountain hike
  • Discerning hikers looking for an immersive hike
  • Hikers averse to crowds

Who should avoid Llandudno Ravine?

  • Peak-baggers
  • Bucket-list hikers
  • Hikers with little affinity for nature

How fit should I be to enjoy the route?

Average. As with all routes, the less fitness you bring to the hike, the more determination, motivation and grit you need.

We also offer other hikes on Table Mountain such as India Venster, Platteklip Gorge and Skeleton Gorge, to name a few. Take a look at the other routes we offer here.

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