Hiking excursion on Platteklip Gorge in Cape Town

Hiking excursion on Platteklip Gorge in Cape Town

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 8 y/o
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Lower Cable Way station
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

The most popular route up Table Mountain is Platteklip Gorge, due to its easy accessibility whilst still offering beautiful views of the city of Cape Town.

This route is recommended for novices or families who want a relaxed walk up Table Mountain. Platteklip Gorge, was the route used on the first documented climb up Table Mountain by Antonio de Saldanha in 1503.

The trail starts from the main road, 2 km after the lower cable car station, ascending towards the upper plateau. The path winds its way among the rocks and shrubs (known at fynbos), giving you an insight into the South African wilderness.

The route ascends Table Mountain revealing, with every step breathtaking panoramic scenery.

Special terms

How fit must I be to walk up Table Mountain?
There are different routes with different degrees of difficulty which are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. If you are too tired to walk back, you could always take the cable car down.

What if the weather is bad on the day that I have booked my hike?
If it is just windy or cold it will still be fine to hike up the mountain. If it is pouring with rain and you wish to change your hike to another day, the team will do their best to accommodate you. They will let you know before the start of your hike if the weather affects the route you wish to hike.

Do I really need a guide?
The mountain is quite big with lots of pathways and it is easy to get lost if you are on your own. A guide will show you routes not normally taken by tourists and they can also answer your questions and make your trip a great experience.

Included
  • Expert Guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Rain jacket or warm top
  • Good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Backpack
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
Lower Cable Way station Get directions

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