Hiking excursions on Table Mountain

Hiking excursions on Table Mountain

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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Chill
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
  • Duration: from 1 half day to full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Outside the Aerial Cable office
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Towering 1,086 metres over Cape Town, and around 500 million years in the making, Table Mountain is a playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike!

Once an island, now boasting more plant species per square kilometre than a tropical jungle, this flat-topped monolith begs exploration. Trails run the length and breadth of the mountain, offering exceptional hiking for all levels of experience and fitness. Whether you’re looking for adventure or solitude, nature or views, a hike up Table Mountain is not to be missed.

Table Mountain is a surprisingly big mountain once you get to the top. It is easy to get lost especially if the clouds come down. Your guide will ensure your safety and can also take you away from the more touristy areas where you can really feel you are in a wilderness area. PLUS a guide will give you information concerning the flora, fauna, history and other interesting aspects of Table Mountain and The Cape.

There are hikes suitable for everyone on Table Mountain. You can even get the cable car to the top of the mountain, and go for a full days hike on a relatively flat area. On the other hand there are strenuous and exciting hikes for those looking for a challenge.

Offers

1
Platteklip Gorge

Platteklip Gorge offers the fastest way to the Table Top of the the mountain. You'll experience spectacular views over the city and Robben Island and will take the cable car back down.

The excursion will last between 3 to 4 hours.

Objectives

- Explore the hidden spots of Table Mountain with an expert guide

Activity requirements

Due to the steep ascent, a good level of fitness is required

Do not forget to bring
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots or sensible walking shoes
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Outside the Aerial Cable office
Included:
  • Bottled water and snacks
Excluded:
  • Cable car ticket
2
India Venster

You will need to do some easy climbing. No experience is necessary, but there is a slight element of exposure.

The excursion will last between 3 to 4 hours.

Objectives

- Explore the hidden spots of Table Mountain with an expert guide

Do not forget to bring
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots or sensible walking shoes
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Outside the Aerial Cable office
Included:
  • Bottled water and snacks
Excluded:
  • Cable car ticket
3
Lion Head

Lions Head, the sugarloaf peak alongside the main Table Mountain offers some of the best views in the Cape. You'll experience a short steep ascent with magnificent 360 degree views from the top.

There are 2 routes possible, one following an exciting scrambling route with the assistance of chains. The other avoids the chains and is a less exciting but still a steep route.

The excursion will last between 3 to 4 hours.

Objectives

- Explore the hidden spots of Table Mountain with an expert guide

Do not forget to bring
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots or sensible walking shoes
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:1 half day
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Outside the Aerial Cable office
Included:
  • Bottled water and snacks
Excluded:
  • Cable car ticket
4
Skeleton Gorge to Maclears Beacon

This is a hike that is full of contrasts, you'll move through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gerdens and up the shady Skeleton Gorge, before hiking through the fynbos found on top of the mountain to the highest point.

Skeleton Gorge found on the Eastern side of Table Mountain ascends above Kirstenbosch Gardens through wonderful indigenous forestry. Once at the top, the route follows the Eastern slopes of Table Mountain to Maclears Beacon (The highest point of the mountain). From here, the final hour of the hike follows the flat plateau of Table Mountain overlooking the cit.

This outing may be extended to add a walk to Maclears Beacon which is the highest point on the mountain.

The excursion will last between 5 to 7 hours.

Objectives

- Explore the hidden spots of Table Mountain with an expert guide

Do not forget to bring
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots or sensible walking shoes
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Outside the Aerial Cable office
Included:
  • Bottled water and snacks
Excluded:
  • Cable car ticket
5
12 Apostles

This hike is a contrast between the dramatic views, as the 12 Apostles of Table Mountain are the steep cliffs that overlook Camps Bay.

There are numerous hiking trails to choose from, that vary in levels of difficulty. From the top you can explore the back table and reservoirs and choose to descend either via cable car or another trail.

The excursion will last between 5 to 7 hours.

Objectives

- Explore the hidden spots of Table Mountain with an expert guide

Activity requirements

Due to the steep ascent, a good level of fitness is required

Do not forget to bring
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hiking boots or sensible walking shoes
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Comfortable clothing adapted to the weather conditions
Sensation Level:Chill
Fitness level:Occasionally sporty
Duration:full day
Minimum Age:minimum 6 y/o
Meeting point:
Outside the Aerial Cable office
Included:
  • Bottled water and snacks
Excluded:
  • Cable car ticket

Meeting point

Outside the Aerial Cable office Get directions
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