Cecilia Ravine Waterfall Hike

a celebrated shorter hike on Table Mountain -

Cape Town's best short hikes

Immerse in Cape splendor

Variety is what makes the city's mountain famous.

One Cape Town's favorite short hike

On this hike the views of sun-drenched fynbos-covered flanks, (shaded in late afternoon) are contrasted by the brief drop into shaded ravines where rocky mountain streams flow.

The hike's centerpiece is a fern-filled mossy-walled waterfall.

Short hikes on Table Mountain: Cecilia hike: Afromontane foliage

The core circuit is a two hour hike.

But that is adaptable.

Once at the Waterfall you could branch out and ascend further, possibly to the mountain top; or hike into Kirstenbosch. These extensions are well worth it, if you have the time. But you are not short-changed by just doing the core hike.

Protea on Cecilia hike

UPDATE: Cecilia waterfall hike hits "35 world's best hikes (that anyone can do)" list.