Waterworks Museum

Waterworks Museum information

Cape Town , South Africa
Back Table
Table Mountain National Park
+27 21 686 3408
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Call ahead before hiking up to Table Mountain's Back Table, as this small building at the northern corner of the Hely-Hutchinson Reservoir is often closed. Inside, various bits of machinery used to build the dams are displayed, including the Barclay locomotive made in Scotland in 1898 – which was dismantled and reconstructed on top of the mountain.

A straightforward way up here is from Constantia Nek, where there’s parking, and through the Cecilia Plantation; the route to Hely-Hutchinson dam is around 4km one-way.