Table Mountain Hike – Top 5 View Points

If you are like most who enjoy a Table Mountain Hike, the views are my motivation for my top 5 peaks and view points. Unique and diverse angles of view allow for a fuller appreciation of the mountain. A hike to the peaks will optimise your experience of this iconic mountain.

I have spent 20 years hiking and guiding on Table Mountain, and I have identified which visual elements show a strong response in people. Through wandering the highways and byways, and sometimes no-ways, I have surveyed the mountain from all angles, vantage points and corners, and bring you my favourite view points.

Below is a handpicked list of my top 5 viewpoints, These cover different areas of the mountain, and are only accessible by hiking Table Mountain.

Africa-Fountain Ledge Junction:

Located in a dramatic location high up India Venster, this viewpoint spans the great northwest corner of the Table Mountain massif. Coming round from the famous front to the seaboard flank of the mountain is beautiful and exhilarating in equal measure. This is one of the most popular Table Mountain hiking routes, India Venster.

Blinkwater Table Mountain Hike:

The highest peak on the Twelve Apostles – a chain of peaks extending behind the famous tabletop of Table Mountain. Blinkwater Peak rarely sees people, and is a quiet view point. It commands panoramic and far-reaching views, providing a fantastic vantage point to get the lie of Table Mountain. To access this hike, follow any Twelve Apostles route through the Valley of Isolation to get to Table Mountain’s flat-topped summit.

Table Mountain Hike - Blinkwater Peak
A segment of the panoramic views from Blinkwater Peak.

Silverstream Buttress Hke:

For a reverse view of Table Mountain’s famous tabletop, hike the Silverstream Buttress. Viewed west to east by the vast majority of people, it provides singular east-west views of the “Table”. A sense of solitude pervades the area, making it ideal for nature-lovers. Set away from all arterial Table Mountain hikes, a 20-minute walk from Maclear’s Beacon brings you to this unique viewpoint.

Llandudno Peak Hike:

Located on the southwestern extremity of the Table Mountain range, this humble peak ranks as a personal favorite. Sensational views in all directions makes it one of those places around which you plan an entire Table Mountain hike. This area is rarely visited by other hikers, and is perfect for those who appreciate beauty amid solitude. Easily accessible from the top of Llandudno Ravine.

Eastern Edge Hike:

This viewpoint is found on the far side of the “Table”, opposite the upper cable station. Perched above the lush eastern buttresses of Table Mountain, it offers superb views of suburban Cape Town. In the distance you can see views of the mountains around the Winelands leading down to False Bay and Cape Point. The Eastern Edge hike is in close proximity to Maclear’s Beacon at the top of Skeleton Gorge , and offers splendor and solitude from other hikers. This is a perfect spot to enjoy lunch and savor the achievement of hiking Table Mountain.

Table Mountain Hikes cover a vast area, and offers diverse views and landscapes. We can tailor your hike based on your preference. SANParks gives useful information about different different hiking routes for you to choose from or to add to your hike with us.

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