Woody Ravine Hiking on Table Mountain allows you to get off-the-beaten track, away from the madding crowd.
Where is Woody Ravine?
The Twelve Apostles – a chain of peaks and buttresses extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain. The 12 Apostles contain many routes, some leading up the craggy slopes of buttresses, others winding up the ravines. One ravine offers vegetation not typically found on the westward-facing slopes of Table Mountain: indigenous forest, reminiscent of a tropical jungle. Aptly named Woody Ravine, Afro-montane forest occur along its lower sections before falling away to riverine thicket further up and eventually indigenous shrub nearer the top.
Woody Ravine’s Topography
Although it scores low on the adventure scale, the route amply compensates in the form of dramatic topography, varied vegetation, superb sea views and lots of solitude. Topping out, you have options to explore one of several viewpoints, peaks and rock-formations found on this part of the mountain.
Table Mountain hiking covers diverse landscapes and views while presenting all levels of challenge. If you’re looking to experience pristine nature, exciting mountain-scapes and the full spectrum of Table Mountain vegetation, all suffused with peace and quiet, then Woody Ravine will not disappoint.