XXL TRAIL: Table Mountain Top via Newlands Forest


Challenge yourself on our toughest run around and up to the top of Table Mountain!


For adventurous, fit and experienced trailrunners we have an awesome route designed to fulfil every trailrunners dream: start your run on the front face of the mountain with a warm-up along deserted and tranquil Tafelberg Road, with beautiful views over the city.  After a few kilometres the trail starts: there is a slight uphill on jeep track to get onto the single-track trail that winds its way along wooden boardwalks & rocky trail through Afromontane Forest in Newlands, before beginning your steep ascent up Skeleton Gorge to the top of the mountain.  From here the adventure continues along the back side of the mountain to summit at Mclears Beacon, finishing with amazing photo opportunities (when the clouds clear!) over Devils Peak, the entire city and Ocean as well as Lion’s Head.

We recommend coming down in the cable car to save the knees (weather-permitting).

  • Meeting Point: Kloof Nek parking area, Table Mountain
  • Distance: Roughly 18 – 20km
  • Time: 4 – 5 hours
  • Price: R2000 for an individual tour / R1300 per person for 2 people / R1000 per person for groups of 3 people or more (price includes cable car ticket, or guided route down Platteklip gorge)


* This tour is offered on weekends only, subject to availability of the guides, and is weather-dependent; cable car is also not guaranteed (weather-dependent)

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