This is one of five reservoirs created on top of Table Mountain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Built in 1904, this one holds...
This is one of five reservoirs created on top of Table Mountain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is named after Sir John...
One of a series of five reservoirs built on the top of Table Mountain towards the end of the 19th and the early 20th centuries. This one...
Galileo Open Air Cinema
Most Wednesday evenings from November to March you can watch a movie outdoors in the gardens (entry is from 6pm; movies start around...
Table Mountain Café
Hallelujah! Table Mountain finally gets the café it so deserves. This self-serve place offers tasty deli items and meals, compostable...
Back Table · interesting places nearby
Waterworks Museum information
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.