Newlands Ravine Up ´n Over

A steep solid climb up through Newlands Forest with a reward of unique views of the Cape Town city bowl & a fantastic, technical descent via the blockhouse back to the start.

If you´re not afraid of a solid steep climb this tour is for you:  the start will take you up, up, up through beautiful, shady Newlands forest until you pop out above the treeline & enjoy fantastic views of the southern suburbs.  Climb a little more until you reach the top of Newlands Ravine where the fun starts:  enjoy a unique, panoramic view of the entire city bowl & face of Table Mountain, as well as Lion´s Head, whilst finding your way along narrow, challenging single track to take you round the side of the mountain, above Woodstock, past the blockhouse & then along a really fun descent through Newlands & back to the start.

This is a great training run for trail races (!!) and is a really special, off-the-beaten-track route that offers unique views of the southern suburbs as well as the city bowl and entire mountain, not to be missed!

  • Meeting Point:  Newlands Forest parking area
  • Distance:  Roughly 10km
  • Price:  R1000 for an individual tour / R750 per person for 2 people / R550 per person for groups of 3 people or more