Porcupine Ravine Hikers' advisory

Table Mountain's Ark Valley is a Mess

porcupine Ravine 12 Apostles

June 2021

The unique mountain biome at the top of Porcupine Ravine is in need of a fix

Seriously reconsider any current plans to hike Porcupine Ravine. This is not to suggest we never do it again. But at the moment, every squelchy footfall through the ravines upper Ark Valley section is devastating the unique biome.

ark valley table mountain

A wooden boardwalk is needed.

It would be surprising if SANParks gets to it any time soon. On top of everything else, whatever resources Table Mountain National Park has are probably being used to fix up the blitzed surrounds below Devil’s Peak.

So it’s up to us - the growing user-hood of hikers.

To suggeste repairs on Table Mountain's trails, and to see the current state of trail reairs please go Friends of Table Mountain here.