Let’s get some housekeeping out the way. You’re not legally allowed to consume cannabis in a public space. So, we’d suggest leaving the cannabis at home.
Then again, we know you. You’re a rule breaker. Before we roll into the suggested trails, let’s also say, don’t be a hero and roll a joint, rather be environmentally safe and use a vaporizer.
Any flammable source is a no-no on some of these trails. So, a vaporizer with its self-contained ceramic heating chamber is safer.
Now, let’s talk about the hikes, shall we!
Table Mountain Pipe Track
Yeah, the Pipe Track is one of the easier hikes to complete on Table Mountain. The name comes from the fact that it was a service path to the pipes that supplied water to the Mother City from the reservoirs.
It might be a bit of a “Debbie Downer” moment to know that the trail has a definitive endpoint. So, you’ll have to stop, take in the view, and walk back. Then again, the views are pretty amazing.
You’ll be able to see Table Mountain, Lions Head, the Twelve Apostles mountain range, and Camps Bay through the thickest clouds…
If you must know it is a 1-3 hour round trip.
We like Lion’s Head. The team actually did the hike the other day. One of our team members is actually afraid of heights and froze on the way up.
It was interesting…
This is a fairly easy hike that wraps its way around the summit. The trail is well maintained, and it’s pretty popular on a full moon. We’d suggest a sundowner hike, as the top is large and pretty comfortable for taking in the view while enjoying a cold (non-alcoholic) beverage.
You’ll be able to check out the entire Table Bay, the CBD below, some of Sea Point, Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, the Twelve Apostles, and Camps Bay.
The top of Lion’s Head was just a nice place to be with our… things… Yes! Things!
Elephant’s Eye Silvermine
Also a part of the Table Mountain National Park, this park has amazing dams, braai spots, and of course a cave – Elephant’s Eye.
It’s a short drive outside the city bowl, like 25 minutes. Elephant’s Eye is considered an easy walk offering amazing views from the cave of False Bay, and on a good day, you can see right across the bay.
On a better day, it might be a bit hazy…
You can really make a day of it with this hike, and should take around 3-4 hours to complete.
This isn’t strictly a hike, but this walk really offers an amazing opportunity to literally venture off into some woods.
With rivers crisscrossing, and loads of trails dissecting the forest, this is a place where getting lost is encouraged.
If you’re in the mood you can take the contour path to Kirstenbosch Gardens, or make your way to the large steps of Rhodes Memorial, or you can even go to the top of Table Mountain.
Our recommendation would be to find a lovely spot next to a river and breathe in the “forest air”.
Woodstock Cave Hike
Yes, Woodstock isn’t just breweries, coffee shops, and cannabis specialists, there’s a cave.
You will need to start this hike on Tafelberg Road, which is the same road as the cable car. Park the car at the barrier and start the hike on the abandoned tar road. It’s in pretty good shape, and actually along the way are some fantastic pools.
Once the road runs out, you’ll be confronted with a 100-metre dirt path that goes to a metal gate and stone pillars. Go through the gate and you’ll be zig-zagging to the mouth of the cave.
The cave is rather large, 50-metres wide, 15-metres deep and 3-4 metres high.
This hike will take around two and a half hours to complete, but we think you’ll be spending a little longer taking in the views of Table Bay and the bustling city below.
Anyway, there you go!
Now you have our 5 top cannabis hike suggestions.
Words By: Andrew Macfarlane, writer and gardener.
z00tly Says: “Andrew doesn’t like heights… He was the weak-link! Purge HIM!”