Table Mountain Contour Trail Run

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Table Mountain contour trail run

This trail run is a perfect scenic outing as its traverses the lower slopes of Table Mountain boasting exceptional views of the city. A short and steep path will take us to the start of the trail. The route is on a fairly flat single trail with rocky sections, firm underfoot make it for an easy run with plenty chances to enjoy the views. By mid-distance a kick up will take us to the middle contour toward Devil's saddle. Once reaching the saddle the path start to zigzag down for a while till it level off at about 580 metres, crossing some nice rock shelves and taking in the summit of Oppelskop before turning back to our departure point on the lower traverse.  If you were to follow the Contour Path to its natural conclusion, it would lead you all the way around Table Mountain to Constantia Nek..We won’t do it today as this may take us several hours!

Getting Geared

Sturdy trail running shoes and breathable socks, natural fibres such as mohair or wool. For the legs a lightweight and quick drying tights or shorts. For the upper body inner layer, lightweight, quick-drying, breathable long or short sleeved. Second layer with thermal long-sleeved base layer for cold or wet conditions. Outer layer, lightweight, windproof, water resistant breathable, insulated jacket. For headwear, quick drying peak caps or buff. For eyewear, quality polarised lenses, which can ajust as light conditions change. Hydration pack with a stable body fit and ventilated back.

Yoga and Trail Running Cape Town

Yoga and running lie on opposite ends of the exercise spectrum but they actually combine strength and flexibility.

Strength and flexibility

If your body is off-balance it can often lead to repetitive strain injuries. Tight muscles tend to get tighter and compensating weak muscles weaker. Yoga can work specifically at balancing strength in the muscles that support and stabilise the skeleton system.

For some interesting info on Yoga and running click here


  • Stunning view of the city
  • Fun single-track
Table Mountain contour path trail run

Cape Town

Clear sky
  • Clear sky
  • Temperature: 21 °C
  • Wind: South, 27.8 km/h
  • Pressure: 1019 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 56 %
  • Visibility: 10 km
Reported on:
Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:00
Tour Code: 
Running Trail Tour
Hiking Tour
Run Duration: 
10.5 km
The first part of the path requires a bit of effort to get to the level of the contour path. Once on the level path it is a mix of single and rocky section.
Run in the cool morning
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