Devil's Peak

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Every tourist visiting Cape Town wants to climb Table Mountain, but very few climb Devil's Peak which is right next to it. There is no cableway going up, so the only people on top will be real hikers.

There are a couple of routes going up, varying from easy walks that involve no climbing (I once walked up with a dislocated elbow in a sling) and take about 5-8 hours from the parking lots at the bottom to some reasonably challenging rock climbing. The vegetation is a forest to about 500m and fynbos (Cape Town shrubs) to the top(1000m) from there. The animals you might see on the slopes include Himalayan Tahrs, Fallow Deer, Rock Dassies and Sunbirds.

Elevation (feet): 3,281
Elevation (meters): 1,000
Continent: Africa
Country: South Africa
Range/Region: Cape Ranges
Latitude: -33.9167
Longitude: 18.4167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: Don't know
First successful climber(s): Don't know
Nearest major airport: Cape Town
Convenient Center: Cape Town

Thanks to Jacek Stankiewicz for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Devil's Peak.

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  • Log #13919 - by Russell Shaw on Oct 28, 2003
    A nice sundowner or sunrise walk, have done it over 20 times in the past 6 years and used it as excellent training for higher peaks.
  • Log #13920 - by Ferdinando Giordano on Apr 01, 2003
    My walk started from Forest Hill Apartments (Mowbray) at 7 am and I reached the top at noon. From Mowbray I went to the Blockhouse just above the Rhodes Memorial. It is a pity that the many different...