Boost Cape Town

Kloof Corner

City

pet friendly
Moderate

Among the hiking trails of Table Mountain lies the Kloof Corner Hike, an uphill route that promises stunning views of Lion’s Head, Cape Town City and beyond. Kloof Corner Hike is renowned for its steep ascent and starts near the Table Mountain cable car station, making it easily accessible for both locals and tourists. While it’s not the longest hike on Table Mountain, its vertical ascent and terrain ensure a moderate challenge for hikers of all skill levels. The trail is characterized by numerous steps and rocky sections, demanding a level of fitness. However, the effort is rewarded with stunning views.

For dog lovers, Kloof Corner Hike offers the perfect opportunity to explore Table Mountain with furry companions. Many hikers bring their dogs along for the walk, adding an extra element of joy to the experience. Just remember to keep your dog on a leash and ensure they are fit enough for the ascent.

Best Time to Hike:

While Kloof Corner Hike can be tackled at any time of day, many seasoned hikers recommend starting early to catch the sunrise. Watching the first rays of light over the city below from the summit of Table Mountain is an unforgettable experience that’s worth the early wake-up call. Starting early also helps avoid the midday heat, making the hike more comfortable, especially during the summer months.

  • There is no access gate.
  • There’s no entrance fee to access the reserve.
  • There is a coffee shop with bathrooms at the Table Mountain cableway nearby.
  • Summers can be hot, urging hikers to pack plenty of water and sunscreen.
  • Winters bring colder and wetter conditions.
  • Weather conditions can change rapidly.
  • Dogs are allowed on the trail.

The Kloof Corner Hike on Table Mountain is a wonderful path for hikers seeking both challenges and scenery. With its steep elevation, dog-friendly surroundings, and amazing sunrise views, it’s no surprise that this trail is popular with both locals and visitors. So lace up your hiking boots, grab your furry buddy if you have one, and set out on a memorable adventure to Kloof Corner to be in awe of Cape Town’s natural beauty.

± 2 km

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Kloof Corner Lookout Point

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