Straight up to the top and back down again takes between 40 and 60 minutes. But as you meander from peak to peak, it’s easy to lose track of time.
Best Time To Run
During summer, catch the sun rising over False Bay. Prepare for four seasons in one day: coolth, stifling heat, howling winds and cold mist. You’ll need to carry water during summer; annoyingly, water is more abundant during winter, when it’s cooler. Terrain A web of trails that offer variety and suit any mood interconnects the mountains, and their namesake suburbs below. Trickle up, then scamper down steady Ou Kraal, hike Farmer Peck’s, scramble up Bailey’s rocky steps, and then trail-surf the sandy plateau loops between the peaks.
Spectacular vistas emphasise Cape Town’s unique diversity. Lichen thrives in the clean air of ancient milkwood and yellowwood tree canopies, and wooden walkways protect the Spes Bona forest. The only sounds you’ll hear are trickling water, and the occasional train wheel clacking on the tracks below. Sharks can be spotted at the world-renowned Surfer’s