Table Mountain Hike Via Platteklip Gorge
On this hike, we take the route up Platteklip Gorge to the top of Table Mountain. It’s the shortest, most popular route to the summit and a comfortable hike for those with less climbing experience. There are no vertical exposures which makes it suitable for people with a fear of heights. We take the leisurely route down to Lower Cable Station in a state-of-the-art rotating cable car.
What is Table Mountain?
Table Mountain is a towering flat-topped mountain that is a prominent natural landmark overlooking the City of Cape Town in South Africa. It falls within the Table Mountain National Park which forms part of the UNESCO Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.
The Platteklip Gorge route
The Platteklip Gorge route leads up a deep ravine along its lower sections and gets steeper towards its upper sections. It’s the oldest route up Table Mountain and the easiest to find and complete. It’s the route used by all hikers when the Cableway is not operational.
There are a few big rock steps with a tiny bit of scrambling in the earlier stages of the route, otherwise, it’s fairly easy hiking to the summit. It may not be the most challenging or scenic route but you’re walking along a historic path that was created in 1503.
- Qualified hiking guide
- All medical and safety equipment
- Water bottle, on request
- Hiking snacks
DepartureMeet your hiking guide at the Lower Cable Station at the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.
Departure Time08:00 - 08:30 am