Devil's Peak

Devil's Peak seen from Observatory

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.

Nearby Listings

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Sleeps: 2
From R 540,00
Per unit, per night.

Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

2.1km West of center of Devil's Peak

Helen & Richard welcome you to Etafileni, an open plan self-catering fully furnished studio flat nestling at the foot of Table Mountain. The flat has one queen sized bed and is suitable for a couple or single traveler (non smoking, no pets).

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Sleeps: 7

Acorn Tree Family Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newlands

2.4km South East of center of Devil's Peak

Acorn Tree, family accommodation sleeps 7. All double bedrooms open onto the sunny, quiet private walled garden with wonderful mountain views. Gas and electric cooking facilities, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, washing machine. Auto garage...

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Sleeps: 6

Apartment Cape Town

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

2.4km West of center of Devil's Peak

Complete facilities include a lounge, dinning room, 2 bedrooms with queens, a 3rd bedroom with either a single, twins or a double, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a laundry room. Added features included in the rates are ...

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Fernwood Manor

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newlands

2.7km South East of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 20 in 4 units/rooms
From R 600,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Newlands Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Newlands

2.8km East of center of Devil's Peak

Newlands Cottages consist of three attractively restored, self-catering cottages with small private gardens in the convenient Rondebosch area. Up to 14 guests can be accommodated.

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Sleeps: 4
From R 750,00
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Gardens Studio 1604

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

2.9km West of center of Devil's Peak

Hear the sound of the Noon Gun everyday from this newly renovated self catering studio apartment with up market finishes and fittings.This wonderful unit sleeps two persons privately as well as having a double sleeper couch which can accommodate...

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Knightsbury Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Rondebosch

2.9km East of center of 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 ...

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Sleeps: 11 in 5 units/rooms
From R 680,00
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Six on Scott

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.0km North West of center of Devil's Peak

Six on Scott Guesthouse.Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens/ Cape Town. The five individually designed guestrooms together with comfortable beds and their own special flair, offer all visitors a good nights sleep.

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Sleeps: 44 in 17 units/rooms
From R 780,00
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Mountain Manor Superior Serviced Apartments

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens Cape Town

3.0km West of center of Devil's Peak

Harrow House is a beautifully restored 4 star graded, Cape Dutch Style House dating back to 1851 and comprising five luxury serviced apartments. Each apartment has its own unique 'Cape Provencale' style and character - a look that is...

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15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Cape Town CBD

3.2km West of center of Devil's Peak

Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the Luxury Self Catering Units of 15 Upper Orange Road is set in Cape Town

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