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Cape Town: 3-Hour Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge

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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.


  • 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
  • Learn about the area's nature and history


Join a guided hike up Table Mountain, the iconic Cape Town, South Africa landmark, for an unforgettable adventure. The Platteklip Gorge route, led by a professional guide, offers a safe and enriching experience while providing breathtaking views of the surrounding areas. Your journey begins at the mountain's base, where your guide will meet you and provide a trail introduction and safety briefing. Platteklip Gorge, the original path used to ascend Table Mountain before the cableway was built, features a well-maintained stone path that winds up the mountain, offering a challenging yet rewarding hike. The ascent follows a zig-zag pattern known as the Zig Zag route, with clearly marked and well-trodden paths. As you climb, you'll have the opportunity to marvel at Table Bay's picturesque vistas and, on clear days, catch glimpses of Robben Island and Cape Town's downtown area. While the hike is physically demanding due to the rapid elevation gain, your guide will set a comfortable pace, provide breaks, and share insights into the area's natural and cultural history. They will also ensure you have necessary supplies such as water, snacks, and gear. Upon reaching the summit, you'll be greeted by a vast expanse of panoramic views. Take your time to explore the summit, capturing the beauty of Cape Town from various viewpoints. You might even encounter unique flora and fauna thriving in this diverse ecosystem. To recharge and refuel, visit the café at the top of the mountain. Enjoy a delicious meal or refreshing drink while soaking in the awe-inspiring scenery. It's the perfect place to relax and reflect on your accomplishment before beginning the descent. For a convenient and thrilling way to end your adventure, consider the Table Mountain Cableway, allowing you to glide down the mountain while enjoying different perspectives of the views. Embarking on the Platteklip Gorge hike with a professional guide ensures a safe and enjoyable experience and offers a chance to learn about the mountain's history, geology, and ecology. It's an opportunity to connect with nature, challenge yourself physically, and create lasting memories of one of the world's natural wonders.


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Important Information

  • All hikes are at your own risk and are subject to weather and safety 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

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