Time  5 hours 16 minutes

Coordinates 809

Uploaded February 20, 2019

Recorded February 2019

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3,560 ft
2,438 ft
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1.3
2.7
5.3 mi

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near Oranjezicht, Western Cape (Republic of South Africa)

This track records the day hike traverse of Table Mountain's Aqueduct to view the flowerings of the famous Table Mountain Red Disa flower, otherwise known as the Pride of Table Mountain.

Starting and finishing at the copper model of the Cape Peninsula, having gained access via the Aerial Cableway, this route takes the most direct route to view these flowers, which only bloom from mid-January to early March each year.

We were lucky enough to spot the very rare Blue Disa. Their locations may vary to what is way-pointed on this track. Look out for the Cluster Disa and King Protea.

Be sure to carry a sun hat, sunscreen, food, lots of water and all weather clothes as the weather changes very quickly. The trail is quite exposed, technical underfoot and simply provides one of the best circuits the mountain has to offer.

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Waypoint

Blue disa

Orchid flower
Waypoint

Blue Disa

Orchid flower
Waypoint

Castle Rock

Well-known Table Mountain rock formation
Waypoint

Chains

A bit of a drop off, not too difficult
Intersection

Go straight

Continue straight
Lake

Hely-Hutchinson Reservior

Nice place to cool off if the water looks clear
Intersection

Left up Aqueduct

Follow the path
Summit

Maclear's Beacon

Highest point of Table Mountain at 1086 m
Waypoint

MCSA plaque

Mountain Club of South Africa commemorative plaque
Waypoint

Red Disa's

Lots of these orchid flowers up the Aqueduct!
Waypoint

Start/Finish

At the copper model of the Cape Peninsula
Intersection

Straight

Continue straight
Intersection

Turn left

Intersection

Turn left

Intersection

Turn right

Waterfall

Waterfall

Good place to refill with water.

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