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Devil's Peak

  • Devil's Peak seen from Observatory
Devil's Peak seen from Observatory  © Andrew Massyn, License

Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak forms part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town. When looking at Table Mountain from the V&A Waterfront, or when looking at the standard picture postcard view of the mountain, the skyline is from left to right: the spire of Devil's Peak, the flat mesa of Table Mountain, the dome of Lion's Head and Signal Hill.

At the base of Devil's Peak, on the Northern side, you'll find 49 steps, guarded by eight scary looking lions. On the Eastern side, you'll find the only working windmill in Africa, Mostert’s Mill, which was built in 1796. You'll also find the Groote Schuur hospital, founded in 1938, where the first human heart transplants took place.

According to most Cape Town residents, Devil’s Peak got its name from the popular legend of the Dutch pirate Van Hunks and his smoking duel with the Devil. That’s partly true – but what you probably don’t know is that the legend is a recent invention. You see, the Ballad of Jan Van Hunks was only published in 1909, but the residents of Cape Town have been accusing the Devil’s Peak of escorting the Cape Southeaster for a lot longer.

Devils Peak was actually first called Windberg by the early Dutch settlers. But it was also known as Duiwepiek, Duiwekop or Duiwenberg and early maps refer to it by both these names.


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Etafileni Studio Flat
Guest Rating: 9.8
Graded:
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit
From R 570
Per unit, per night
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Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Devil's Peak

Etafileni Studio Flat provides visitors with self catering flatlet accommodation in Vredehoek, Cape Town City Bowl. Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self catering fully furnished studio flat in Vredehoek, nestling at the foot of Tabl

Koornhoop Manor House
From R 545
Per person, per night sharing
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Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Devil's Peak

Koornhoop Manor House provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Observatory in the Cape Town City Bowl. We're an owner-run guest house in the leafy suburb of Observatory, Cape Town - below the towering Devil's Peak as it runs down to the Liesbeek River.

Mount Sierra
Graded:
Sleeps 6 in 2 units
From R 1150
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 4 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Mount Sierra

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Devil's Peak

Mount Sierra apartments offers self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Located in the heart of Cape Town it will delight you with its numerous award-winning restaurants, galleries, shops and tourist sites. While staying at Mount Sierr

5 Camp Street
Sleeps 18 in 5 units
From R 1400
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 3 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

5 Camp Street

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Devil's Peak

5 Camp Street provides self catering accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Ideally situated in the central, trendy and historic suburb of Gardens, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Within easy walking distance of Kloof Street, with its vibey

Liberty Lodge
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 10 in 5 units
From R 1100
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Liberty Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Cape Town

Cape Town

0 Km from Devil's Peak

Liberty Lodge provides guests with bed and breakfast accommodation in Tamboerskloof, Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Over the years, this classic Cape Town bed & breakfast has earned an enviable reputation for relaxed and genuine hospitality. Originally a V

Fernwood Manor
Graded:
Sleeps 19 in 9 units
From R 1210
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Fernwood Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newlands

2.7 Km from Devil's Peak

Fernwood Manor is an elegant colonial style home in the leafy suburb of Newlands surrounded by lush greenery with wonderful mountain views.

Knightsbury Guest House
Sleeps 12 in 7 units
From R 738
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Knightsbury Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rondebosch

2.9 Km from Devil's Peak

There are 4 tastefully decorated rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each is fitted with all the amenities necessary to making sure their guests' needs are attended to. The Knight's are an impressive double act at breakfast, which is indulgent with ...

Glencoy
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 7 in 2 units
From R 700
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Glencoy

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

3.4 Km from Devil's Peak

Glencoy provides self catering accommodation in Claremont, Cape Town. Glencoy is an upmarket, private self-catering apartment and en-suite guest room. It is situated in the quiet residential area of Upper Claremont. With its striking view of Table Mountai

Rondebosch Place
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 700
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Rondebosch Place

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Rondebosch

3.6 Km from Devil's Peak

Rondebosch Place is a two bed-roomed, one bathroom self catering flat situated on the 5th floor in a secure apartment block in central Rondebosch with wonderful views, it is a spacious and light and bright flat.

Mayfield Cottages
Sleeps 4 in 2 units
From R 850
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Mayfield Cottages

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Rondebosch

5.1 Km from Devil's Peak

Mayfield Cottages - 2 upmarket (spacious, sunny and comfortable) self-catering suites conveniently located in the leafy, historic suburb of Rondebosch, cape Town.

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