START EARLY, START WITH A HIKE
Legend has it that Devil's Peak gets its name from ex-pirate "Van Hunk" and the devil having a pipe-smoking contest on the mountain, causing a massive cloud of smoke to form over the mountain. Van Hunk won the battle but realised he was competing with the devil and lightning struck Van Hunk, killing him. To this day, when the south-easter blows, the clouds roll in, and locals say that it's Van Hunk and the devil, at it again.
There are various routes one can take up to Devil's Peak. We suggest taking the trail that starts from Tafelberg Road. This route only has a moderate difficulty, and anyone with a decent level of fitness can summit the peak and get back down within 4 hours (this includes a 30min break at the summit). Start early, to avoid the heat, take enough water and prepare yourself for some fantastic views.