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Platteklip Gorge Guided Hike

Cape Town

Activity Description

Platteklip gorge is the easiest and quickest way up table mountain with a rock staircase all the way. Quickly gaining elevation you will have amazing city views and a chance to learn more about our rich city culture. get a real feel of table mountain and the people who love to hike on it.

Quick route description
Platteklip gorge follows a well-constructed pat hall the way and is the easiest most direct route up Table Mountain. The hike will start about a kilometer past the lower cable station. from here we’ll quickly gain elevation until we join the contour path a quick walk to the left brings us to the start of the path. At first, the route follows up to the left side of the gorge, then into the gorge itself higher up. at the final section, we’ll walk through a point where the gorge narrows down considerably a high point of the hike. from here we’ll either turn right to the highest point of table mountain or left to the cable station.

Difficulty: easy
Hike Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
Distance: About 2.5 km / 1.6 miles
Platteklip Gorge Elevation Gain: 680 meters / 2230 feet


Duration4 hours
WhenSeven days a week, year-round, subject to availability.
WhereStart and End point: Cape Town - Table Mountain - a kilometer past the Lower Cable Station
WeatherThe weather on table mountain can change in an instant so a light mid-layer and a rain jacket will ensure that you stay dry and warm if we find our selves in between the clouds.
What to WearWell supportive closed-toe walking shoes with good grip are a must. Cape town does experience very hot days in the summer and a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water will be needed. A long sleeve button-up shirt with a collar provides great sun coverage.
Things to BringHiking will make you peckish so bringing a snack for the way up is always a good idea
Guests or SpectatorsNo guests allowed, full rate applies to all


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsGuided hike
ExclusionsBeverages & snacks


You’ll need a sense of adventure and a willingness to have fun which is all hiking is about really.

Customer Reviews

Hello. The ascent with Duan was very pleasant. We also communicated well with each other. I always felt safe with him. Best regards Philip - Philipp

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