Kasteelspoort is one of the more popular routes up the western flank of Table Mountain. Parking is usually not a problem if you get there early enough. Just after 07H00 in summer and you should have no problem.
We like to park on Tafelberg Rd, just of Kloofnek. (see map) From here it is about an hours walk on the pipe track (so called after the exposed pipe at places) to the turnoff to your left up Kasteelspoort. If you do not have to much time on your hands, and you would like to cut out the walk on the pipe track, you also have the option of parking in Theresa Rd, above Camps Bay. (see G.P.S. co-ordinates)
Something that one should bear in mind is that once you have reached the top of Kasteelspoort, is that you are now only on the
back table of Table Mountain. From here it is another +- 300m in altitude to reach the upper cable station,if you were planning on going this route.
On this route you have the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely stroll around the dams and to visit the museum that houses some of the old equipment used in constructing and maintaining the dam.
If you are lucky enough you might be able to spot one of the disas that grow in the moist kloof’s of the mountain. They usually flower between December and March. We were fortunate enough to see four Disas on our last trip up Kasteelspoort.
As always the views are mind blowing, specially the sunsets, so be sure not to forget your camera.
|Tel no||+27 (0)21 487 6800 (cable car)||G.P.S.||33°56’33.31“S, 18°23’41.29“E to parking at Kloof Nek|
|Nearest Town||Cape Town||Max Persons||no limit (no booking required)|