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Photo uploaded by Andre Leuvennink

An impressive square red sandstone peak which is the second highest point in the remote and rugged Cedarberg range. Great area for high-grade multi-pitch rock climbing. The easiest route up this peak follows a steep gully into a water-worn, cavern-like chimney with polished walls about 8m high which ends in a scramble with a fixed chain at one point. Smooth and ice-chocked in winter. There is a cave at the bottom of main rock walls ("Spout Cave") where you can overnight. Well worth a visit for both climbers and hikers.

Elevation (feet): 6,460
Elevation (meters): 1,969
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
Range/Region: Cape Ranges
Latitude: -32.4167
Longitude: 19.2
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1896
First successful climber(s): G. Mann and Viljoen
Nearest major airport: Cape Town
Convenient Center: Clanwilliam

Thanks to Johan Groeneveld for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Tafelberg.

  • Log #10301 - by Jacek Stankiewicz on June 20, 20013.00 stars
    The surface of the summit 'table' is something that looks more like the moon. Wish we could have spent more time on top, as it was getting dark we had to rush down to camp. Awesome mountain!