Rise and shine! The wake up call for our morning hike yesterday was at 6:15 a.m.! We chose to take a cab into town early so we beat the crowds and the sun! We arrived at the start of the trail at 7:15 a.m. As soon as we reached the entrance we were ready to begin our hike! The trail was uphill the majority of the time but it wasn’t that much of a challenge. Once we got closer to the top it became steeper and we had no choice but to climb gigantic rocks to reach the top. After about an hour and a half we made it to the top. (We were not expecting to get to the top that quickly.) We were a little disappointed with the view only because the fog was hiding it. We were able to enjoy some time at the top of the peak climbing, jumping, and falling from rock to rock. As time went by, it was time to head back down to the start of the trail. A hike that was supposed to take us 6 hours only took us 3 hours. What can we say…we are expert hikers! 🙂
General information about Devil’s Peak:
- It is part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa.
- It is 3,281 feet high.
- One of the major landmarks of Cape Town.
- Originally referred to as Windberg (It was called this because of the great wind and dust exposure making it easier to climb during the wet, cold months.)
- It lies on the slopes between Vredehoek and the Table Mountain National Park.
Please take a look at some of our pictures form the hike!