Top 10 Table Mountain hiking location #7: Judas Peak – 8 January 2014

Judas Peak is the southernmost peak in the chain of peaks known as the 12 Apostles. Barely visible from below and appearing as a nondescript mound from the Apostle Skyline trail, one would never suspect the sensational views to be had from its rocky summit. The surrounding area offers some of the best Table Mountain hiking, and Judas Peak serves as a fitting culmination to a morning’s rambling. With panoramic views from  the summit, unfrequented Judas Peak is a place to linger and soak up the atmosphere and views. And what views! South across Hout Bay Valley and Constantia Berg, east into Orange Kloof and north across the entire Table Mountain massif, with the ‘Table’ in the distance – a perfect vantage point from which to get the lie of the land. Several Table Mountain hikes lead up to the little ‘vlakte’ at the base of Judas Peak, allowing for a circular route.

More prove that hiking Table Mountain is far more than only ascending the famous and iconic tabletop summit. Located furthest from the city center than any other peak on the mountain, Judas Peak will give you a fresh and unique perspective on the mountain.

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