Devil's Peak

The Wind Mountain

Duration:  +/- 5 hours

Cost: R1800pp (1 person)

            R950pp (2 people)

            R800pp (group)

            R380pp (children under 12y)   

            Free (children under 5y)

 

Included: Experienced and qualified mountain guide in English, Italian and/or German language.

A cup of tea or coffee.

Excluded: hiking gears

Transport: pick up can be arranged

Meeting Point: Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town

Start Time: 8am in winter (Apr-Sep)

                         7am in summer (Oct-Mar)

 

Lunch: lunch pack (on request R130)

 

Difficulty: moderate to challenging

What to expect: A qualified guide will assist on the route and lead you on top of the mountain to ensure you will get the best experience and knowledge of South Africa’s history, nature and culture.  It is known as ' Windberg' or ' Wind Mountain' because of the strong wind once reaching the top of it. 

Route:

The trail begins gradually and becomes steeper near the top (1001m elevation). Beautiful 360 degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, Table Mountain and the Lion's Head, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Southern Suburb!

Rock formations on the peak of the mountain are ideal for a lunch break as well as shelter from the wind.

What to wear:

  • Comfortable footwear (hiking boots or running shoes)

  • The weather is unpredictable in the mountain so please bring a raincoat and wear layers of clothes so you can take off and on.

  • Walking poles can be useful to not put strength on knees and ankles (optional)

  • Water (at least 2 litres if it is a hot day even more, a cup every 60 minutes)

  • Sunblock, daypack, camera and hat in summer

  • Long pants, beanie and gloves in winter

Rules to follow on route:

  • Do not litter

  • Do not be too noisy

  • Do not pick up flowers

  • Do not trample vegetation

  • Do not interfere with the wildlife

  • Do not light fires

  • Do not play music

  • Always be prepared for bad weather

  • Never split up from the group

  • Have your cell phone fully charged