Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain – Tafelberg Road

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Tafelberg Road offers one of the best options for a run in the Table Mountain area without doing a serious climb or trail run. Just past the cable car entrance, the road is car free and fairly flat (for Table Mountain). The full road is 6.3 km one-way, starting at Kloof Rd. & Signal Hill Rd., with the first 1.5 km being a fairly steep climb. Then the road flattens out. A good option, to save the hill and run mainly car free, is to park near the cable car station. Only rolling hills from there. Fantastic views!

Add-Ons/Nearby: The Pipe Track Trail Run starts at the same place.


  • Full road is 12.6 km (7.8 miles) out and back
  • 319m (1050 feet) over entire road - much of it in first 1.5 km
  • Kloof Rd. & Signal Hill Rd. for full road; For car-free section and to save initial hill, start near lower Cable Car station