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Platteklip Gorge Hiking Route

Cape Town

Activity Description

This is the oldest, quickest and most direct route up Table Mountain. It is ideal if you are short on time and want to conquer Table Mountain as quickly as you can! The route follows a series of rocky steps up a steep gorge until you reach the top, 1087m later. Along the way you will learn a lot from your expert guide on the flora, fauna and history of Table Mountain as well as some interesting anecdotal stories.

Once at the top, there will be the chance to take an extended break and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Transport is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability).


Duration4 hours
WhenAll year round
WherePlatteklip Gorge
WeatherThe weather in Cape Town is mostly sunny and dry yet we do have our wet days, especially in winter. It is very important, however, to come prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Cape Town, and in particular; on Table Mountain, is very unpredictable.
What to Wear◉ Comfortable hiking shoes (running shoes are acceptable) ◉ A day-pack with a hat, sunscreen and something warm like a sweater
Things to Bring◉ Water (at least 1,5 – 2 litres) and snacks
Guests or Spectatorsn/a


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelFit
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelIntermediate

Inclusions and Exclusions


◉ Transport (within city centre/Atlantic Seaboard) is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability).
◉ Professional mountain guide
◉ Discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
◉ Learning about historical reference points
◉ Safety & route navigation

Exclusions◉ Cable car down (R220)


Platteklip Gorge is perfect for travelers who are short on time and wish to summit as quickly as possible – albeit in a steep way.

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