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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.

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Etafileni Studio Flat

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Vredehoek

2.1km West of center of 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

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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
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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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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 provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Centrally located in the heart of cosmopolitan Gardens / Cape Town, you will find Six on Scott, a beautiful, heritage listed Victorian guesthouse. With lots of characte

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15 on Upper Orange

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Oranjezicht

3.2km West of center of Devil's Peak

15 on Upper Orange provides self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, in the Cape Town City Bowl. Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, the luxury self catering units of 15 Upper Orange Road in Gardens, Cape Town provide the perfect base

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Silver Lattice Guest House

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town

3.2km North West of center of Devil's Peak

Silver Lattice Guest House offers self catering apartment accommodation in Gardens, Cape Town City Bowl. Silver Lattice is a true 'home from home' with charming self catering apartments, centrally situated in the historical heart of Cape Town, close to th

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Sleeps: 18 in 5 units/rooms
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Jaqui's Garden Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Newlands

3.2km South East of center of Devil's Peak

Jaqui's Garden Guesthouse sits in the heart of Cape Town's leafy, green and lush southern suburbs. It has a perfect location, and is right next to one of Cape Town's finest hotels, the Vineyard Hotel, and 5 minutes walk from Claremont's Cavendish...

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Koornhoop Manor House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Observatory

3.3km North East of center of 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.

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Sleeps: 7 in 2 units/rooms
From R 700,00
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Glencoy

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Claremont

3.4km South East of center of 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

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