This is definitely one of my favourite short hikes. It is about a 3-hour hike, which means if you start around 8 am, you can be back in time for brunch! Of course if you prefer to picnic on the mountain, then De Villiers Dam is a beautiful spot to spend some time before you descend.
The hike starts out with a nice steep climb to get the heart rate up and provides unique views over Orange Kloof and Hout Bay valley.
We were blessed with clear blue winter skies, so the summit afforded magnificent views over the Southern Suburbs and Cape Flats stretching to the Helderberg Mountains and all the way down to Hangklip.
The rock formations are beautiful especially the aptly dubbed Camel Rock, which is definitely one of the best on the mountain.
This really is a great hike all year round and in Feb/March you will see the famous Blue Disa blooming.
Thanks to Anwaaz and the Hikers Network for an awesome morning on the mountain.
Submitted by: Cally Arnold
Hike oversight: Anwaaz Bent
Hike leaders: Anwaaz Bent . Johan Stapelberg . Shamiel Garson . Natalie Kelly