Cape Town: Table Mountain Half–Day India Venster Hike

Cape Town: Table Mountain Half–Day India Venster Hike

From $95.54 per person

A challenging route up Table Mountain for the fit and more experienced. Panoramic views of Devils Peak, Cape Town, Lions Head, Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles. A quiet trail with lots of epic photo opportunities and places to rest.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • See Cape Town below, from the start of the trail and most the way up
  • Enjoy panoramic view points of all the major features around the Mother City.
  • Conquer one of the more challenging routes up Table Mountain
  • Relish peace and quiet in nature
  • Catch the cable car down and admire the trail below that you just completed
Full description
This half day hike begins next to the Lower Cable Station. The trail ascends to the contour path directly behind the cable station. It is recommended that only the fit and more adventurous do this hike.  The hike, involves a lot of rock scrambling and rocky high ledges. In return you get the most incredible views of Cape Town. Definitely the most scenic way up to the cable station and you will have a sense of great achievement.  Climb directly below the upper cable station through a maze of rocks, ledges and outcrops. Your guide will point out historical and natural landmarks as you navigate your way to the top.  While you are ascending and when you are at the summit your guide will point out features of interest and places to get that perfect Instagram shot. Look for local bird and flower species, the common rock "dassie" or southern rock agama bobbing up and down on warm sunny rocks.  Take breaks breath the fresh air and gorgeous views with cliff faces towering over you. Welcome encouragement from fellow hikers and locals cheering you to the summit.  Once at the top you can enjoy the relief of a flat surface to explore. .This is the only mountain peak in Cape Town where you can enjoy a coffee, beer or bite to eat in a summit cafe.  It is recommended you catch the cable car down in order to make the most of the rest of your day. 
  • Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light snack
  • Transport
  • One-way cable car ticket
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Table Mountain Lower Cable Station, Tafelberg Road, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Daypack
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • All hikes are subject to weather conditions
  • Please bring water, warm clothing, sunscreen, snacks, comfortable hiking shoes
  • You will be contacted after booking with an exact start time
  • This hike is not suitable for children under the age of 10
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

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Amazing hike and best guide

India venster is the perfect hike for adventurous people. You need to be quite fit to do this as the path gets bit steep sometimes. Rod was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable and he made sure we were safe and had a good time.

November 22, 2017

One of a kind experience!

Thanks to my guide Leo I really had a great hike up table mountain! Loved it

July 2, 2018

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