We'll meet at Constantia Nek car park from where we will walk along a clearly defined trail (Bridle Path) up to the top of the mountains immediately behind Table Mountain. Once at the top, we will pass one of the Table Mountain National Park cottages and continue on towards the dams (reservoirs) the first of which was built in 1890 when the demand for water in the city below increased. When we reach them, we will stop for a picnic nearby. From here the views across the city, False Bay and the Hottentot Holland mountains are spectacular. Once we are well rested, we'll make our way back down to Constantia Nek. This hike, including stops, should take between 4-5 hours and is suitable for hikers who are of average fitness.
One of my favourite things about living in Cape Town is the fact that in many parts of the city, nature is practically on your doorstep. I feel privileged to live here and love walking on the mountain trails whenever I can. I am passionate about the natural world in all its magnificence from the largest mountains, the deepest oceans right down to the smallest little details such as a dewy spiderweb swaying in the breeze or a jewel coloured sunbird sipping nectar from a flower.
Light snacks for picnic including such items as muffins, crisps, dips and fruit. Please advise of any special dietary needs.
I will collect you from your accommodation if it is within a 20 km radius of where I live. Includes most Southern Suburbs.
Constantia Nek - the mountain pass between the suburbs of Constantia and Hout Bay. Overseers Cottage - Built in the early 1900s to accommodate those in charge of the dam construction. Table Mountain Dams - Constructed between 1890 and 1907 to supplement the city's water supply.
From May to November there is a high probability of rain. I will host unless heavy rain is forecast. Kids welcome - need to be used to hiking longer distances. Babies & toddlers in backpack carrier.