Become a Cape Crusader

elsie's peak cape town view

Become a Cape Crusader

Become a Cape Crusader

With the waters of the shimmering False Bay lapping the shores of Fish Hoek Beach below, you'll almost feel guilty about how quickly you are rewarded for your efforts on this swift trip to the top. Elsie's Peak in Cape Town, South Africa, offers a gentle rise to just 300 feet above sea level, but you'll feel like you're on top of the world. The 360-degree views also include distant mountains and the Glencairn Valley. The well-worn dirt route takes you up and down the mountain in about two hours and features multiple scenic-viewing stops.

You might even spot a whale or two -- the southern right whale comes up from Antarctica and hangs out in the bay from June until October.

Cape Town Travel Guide