Table Mountain Three Peaks Day Hike

The iconic Three Peaks route is a breathtaking traverse of Cape Town’s best-known peaks, namely Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak & Lion’s Head.

We recommend taking a seasoned hiker along who has completed this route before, as it is tricky to navigate and one can easily veer off the path and lose time. Be sure to take your camera as there will be plenty of gorgeous vistas to take in form different angles.

The most popular route starts at Rhodes’ Memorial, located at the foot of Table Mountain, then ascends to the top of Devil’s Peak. Hikers typically descend between Devil’s Peak & Table Mountain before ascending Maclear’s Beacon to the top of Table Mountain via the Ledges route. Once crossing the eastern table of Table Mountain, one goes down Platteklip Gorge onto Tafelberg Road. A quick jog from Tafelberg Road to Kloof Nek will see you to the foot of Lion’s Head for your final ascent.

The perfect route to get the blood flowing and burn some serious calories. Take enough water & healthy snacks to keep you fueled.

Not sure what to pack? Get the comprehensive kit list for winter day hikes here.

Need to Know:


Western Cape



Permit Needed



+- 12 - 15 km (dependent on starting point)

Elevation Gain

+- 1870 m

GPS coordinates

33.9524° S, 18.4591° E
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