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Watch: Capetonian finds an epic hidden hike on table mountain… brings it to us in awesome drone footage

Star trails over Cape Town, South Africa.

A Capetonian has found an epic hidden hike on table mountain… and brought it to us in awesome high-definition drone footage.

 

The hidden hike is known as ‘Tranquility Cracks’ which makes up a series of secret caverns and caves inside the Table Mountain National Park. The name refers directly to deep fissures in the rocks above Camps Bay through which one passes, about halfway along the Twelve Apostles.

Many people have gone in search of this epic hiking trail but have failed to find it. Luckily Adam Spires, a Captonian vlogger has brought us the trail in epic high definition drone footage.

There are a number of passages to choose from, all of which offer incredible views.

From above it looks like thick fynbos but once you’ve squeezed through the initial crack in the rocks you encounter a labyrinth of corridors between rocks filled with indigenous yellowwood trees. Once inside the cracks you encounter an area that is pristine and tranquil. A favourite on a windy day as you are totally sheltered here and able to enjoy a peaceful break.

The best route to find the trail is up Corridor Ravine.

This is one of the many routes that leads off the Pipe Track. You follow the Pipe Track past Kasteelspoort, Woody Ravine and Slangholie Ravine. The path up Corridor Ravine is not marked by a sign so look for a path going left up the next ravine past Slangholie. (If you miss it you will end up going up Oudekraal Ravine instead. No problem, just a longer walk) The route up Corridor Ravine is steep and quite slow going. However with lots of stops to admire the view you should be at the top within an hour. Once at the top turn left and follow the path up an incline. Once the path levels out after about a 5 minute walk look for a path to the left. It is small but quite clear. This path will take you directly to the cracks.

Watch the awesome video below:


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