Table Mountain circumnavigation hike

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Dragon
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Table Mountain circumnavigation hike

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This is requesting help/advice from the more experienced mountain hikers - the Mike Scott’s out there, you know who you are. You guys know all the back paths. I am trying to circumnavigate Table Mountain ending back at the start, at contour path level. Constantia Nek to lower cable station is easily linked. Linking lower cable station to Suikerbossie is more difficult. I have taken pipe track as far as it goes but eventually the main paths head up one of the Twelve Apostle gullies instead of continuing the circumnavigation. Has anyone got any suggestions. Also open to suggestions on routing from Suikerbossie back to Kloof Nek at roughly same level ie not topping out.
What say the guru’s? Any one else?
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Nic Le Maitre
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Re: Table Mountain circumnavigation hike

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There's the mountain biking trail below the pipe track
Happy climbing
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Re: Table Mountain circumnavigation hike

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Did it recently. We stared at kloof nek, headed out along pipe track then dropped down onto Theresa Ave onto the 12 waffles mtb trail for a bit. Then took one of the splits down to 12 apostles hotel and had to exit onto the road, unfortunately then had to stay on road all the way up to top of suikerbossie as there is still no trail that links the 12 waffles trail to it at the level you want. From there we got onto trails from llandudno corner to back of that estate in Hout bay, go through residents locked gate (phone the number on the board and they will give you the code) then headed up on the road up to Constantia nek then from there back on the trails into Newlands and around the contour to block house, devils peak contours and back to kloof nek. Think it was about 45km.
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