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About Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch

Park at Rhodes Memorial and take the path at the top left of the parking area. Head up the hill to the King’s Block House, a 1796 stone lookout post with commanding views of False Bay and the Castle. From here, the route follows the Contour Path, a trail that extends in both directions towards Kirstenbosch or the face of Table Mountain.

Continue for 2 – 3 hours along the Contour Path through to Newlands Forest and lovely sections of indigenous forest before eventually reaching Kirstenbosch. To maximize the trail experience, continue past Skeleton Gorge waterfall until you reach the Smuts Track and Yellowwood Trail junction. Continue down to Kirstenbosch from here.

Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours one way
Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 6 km

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Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch Map

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Kings Blockhouse to Kirstenbosch is 13km from the centre of Table Mountain National Park , the nearest airport 15.6km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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