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  4. Table Mountain

Cape Town: 2-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

Product ID: 65112
Hike through Platteklip Gorge on the shortest route to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the sweeping views of the Cape Town area from the top.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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  • Enjoy views of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront from Table Mountain
  • Explore a World Heritage Site as you hike in Platteklip Gorge
  • Choose an optional cable car ride back down the mountain
  • Capture panoramic views of Table Bay
Full description
Hike through Platteklip Gorge on the shortest route to the top of Table Mountain. Take in the sweeping views of the Cape Town area from the top. It should take around 2 hours to hike up.

The trail begins just past the lower cableway station on Tafelberg Road. This was the first route that explorers used to summit the mountain, way before the cableway was built.

Enjoy panoramic views from the path to the top. This is definitely the best way for those who do not like heights and climbing to conquer the mountain. 

There is an option of taking the cable car down (additional fee).
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light snack
What’s Not Included
  • Cable car fees
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tafelberg Road, start of the Platteklip Gorge trial

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Smoking
  • Drones
Know before you go
• All hikes are at your own risk and are subject to weather conditions
• Please make known if you have a fear of heights or any health conditions that hiking will aggravate
• This hike is not suitable for children under the age of 10
• Please note times can change slightly on your guide’s expert advice
• Your guide will contact you the day before with specific details; please keep your phone active
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Absolutely amazing!

I could not recommend this highly enough. As a solo traveller in Cape Town I wanted an experience that made me feel safe with someone who really knew the area - and Stuart was the perfect person for the job! I underestimated the climb - but was damn proud at the end of completing it and Stuart could not have been more encouraging. The only way to see Table Mountain in it's full glory in my opinion!

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February 20, 2018

Very satisfactory

Me and my family booked the guider hike the night before, and had planned it thoroughly with our guide the same evening. The process was easy and there were no lack of information, both in terms of practical information and location. We were picked up by are guide and driven to the hotel afterwards. During the hike, some of us especially enjoyed learning about the various types of flowers and birds that we encountered. In addition, the guide was very friendly and patient! We had a good time.

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January 5, 2017

Very well guided tour with ideal pace and nature-interested guide

Walking pace and the introduction of flora and fauna ideally fulfilled. Safety deficiency is the lack of wearing a helmet in the event of a possible impact.

May 19, 2019

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Wild Things Outdoor

Product ID: 65112