Table Mountain North Face Traverse
RouteA straightforward out and back run along the scenic trail across the North Face of Table Mountain to Oppelskop and return.
Rendezvous and start timeRV in the upper Kloof Nek parking area at the foot of Tafelberg Rd on your left. Ready to start at 06h30.
How to get there? Drive up Kloof Nek Rd to the top and follow the signs to the Cable Station. After turning left onto Tafelberg Rd you will see a parking area on your left, it has two levels, turn left into the upper level.
Terrain and distanceA good fairly steep climb up to the upper contour path below Kloof Corner ridge then along the undulating single mountain contour trail which runs across the North face overlooking the City.
Once up on the contour path there are a few modest gradients and most of it is along a single gravel and rocky trail with occasional precipitous short stretches but the route is easy to follow. Distance about 12-14 kms taking more or less about 2hrs 30m.
GroupsThis is a pack run with regular regroups, we will split into speed groups with leaders and sweeps on the morning. There will be a Relaxed group led by Felicity and Neil.
DogsPlease note that K-Way VOB club rules do not permit dogs on our runs.
What to bringWater, whistle, warm/windproof top depending on weather, space blanket, ICE ID - either on your phone, bracelet/tag, card in your backpack.
Important: Please remember to look behind you at every turn in the route to make sure the people behind you see which way you are going.
Leaders of each group will ensure that no-one is left behind. Please keep the groups together and ensure that no-one is left on their own.
See you all there!