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Newlands Ravine

Newlands RavineNewlands Ravine as seen from Els ButtressLocation: Newlands Forest

Overview: Lots of zig-zags and steps, but an easy way up or down the Saddle from this side, linking with many other routes. 

Key Statistics
Grade:  1 ** The easiest way up to the Saddle from the East side
Height gain:  610m: from 90m to 700m
Time:  3 hrs up, 1-2 down depending on route

Route Description:
Newlands ravine starts opposite the wooden picnic spot above Newlands Forrest Station on the contour path. The ascend follows a straightforward path that zig-zags all the way to the Saddle. Form the saddle you can do various other routes like Ledges, Devil's Peak or even descend to Table Mountain road on the northern side of the mountain and follow the contour path back around Devil's Peak (about a 10 km walk).