stretched oil on canvas of a local scene by Cape artist Mandy McKay 400 x 250 mm
The Pipe Track is renowned for its beauty and tranquillity and is known as one of the most enjoyable hikes in Cape Town. It is not steep neither is it strenuous, but it does travel some distance. It is one of Table Mountain’s oldest hiking routes dating back to 1887 when it was constructed to lay pipelines, today carrying water from the Table Mountains reservoirs to the City of Cape Town. Now enjoyed by many local hikers, this route runs parallel to these large water pipes located below the western slopes of Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles mountain range and has magnificent views along the Atlantic coast. It is packed with Table Mountain’s unique fynbos and displays a wide variety of South Africa’s proteas. The Pipe Track borders Table Mountain’s massive sandstone cliffs and passes through the beautiful ravines of the western slopes.