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Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

From US$ 66.39 per person

Reconnect with nature on a strenuous but rewarding half-day hike to the top of Table Mountain. Hike along one of the most popular paths in the Platteklip Gorge and get stunning views of Cape Town and its surroundings.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation within the Cape Town City Bowl/CBD area or immediate surrounds.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike to the top of Table Mountain
  • Get spectacular views of Cape Town and its surroundings
  • Reconnect with nature in the Platteklip Gorge
Full description

Get back to nature on a challenging hike through the Platteklip Gorge, and be rewarded by spectacular views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain. Following pickup from your accommodation, you will be taken to the start of the hike. The Platteklip Gorge hike takes about 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the group's level of fitness. Hike with an experienced guide who will point out landmarks such as Lion's Head and the flat-topped Signal Hill, known for the Noon Gun salute by the South African Navy. Take in panoramic views of Devil's Peak, and see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was kept in a maximum-security prison for 18 years. Travel back down on the Table Mountain Cableway to complete your experience.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl and immediate surroundings
  • Qualified mountain guide
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Any food and drinks purchased at the Table Mountain restaurant
  • 1-way ticket down on the Table Mountain Cableway
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Daypack

Know before you go

  •  The entire activity lasts 4 hours, but the hike is between 2 to 3 hours, depending on the level of fitness of participants. It is a strenuous but rewarding hike
  • If the cableway is not running due to weather or maintenance, your guide will walk you down again, which adds about 2 hours and we charge an additional R300 per person, which can be paid to your guide in cash.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This mountain/hike is no joke! It's quite a challenge from the start and doesn't really let up much on the way; however, it is very doable if you take your time and keep at it. I thought I was doing a terrible job and made it up just at the average time and I'm pretty sure my husband could have done it 30-45 mins quicker had I not been holding him back haha! Regardless, Lynette makes the hike very enjoyable and had it not been for the amount I was chatting, I may not have been huffing and puffing quite so much and could have gone faster lol. Lynette is very knowledgeable and shares all kinds of information about Table Mountain and Cape Town with you while on the hike and is lovely to converse with as we hiked. It was a very worthwhile morning and especially fulfilling once you finish on the plateau!!

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May 22, 2022

Worthwhile hike with a great guide

We were picked up on time in the morning and received in a super friendly way. On the way there were a lot of tips about Cape Town and then the hike started. Paula is a great guide, very competent! was able to assess and keep the group's pace well, explained a lot with her super nice nature. It was really great fun. In our opinion, the route is easy to master and worth 1000 times more than 2 hours in line. We did not need perfect but halfway sporty hikers with the group 2h 25 and the route is worth every step!

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March 28, 2019

Thanx Nick for a wonderful early morning hike to start our holiday

We were a family group of 4 with twen kids running fast and mommy going slow. Nick was a great guide entertaining the twens while giving mom the time to go as slow as she needed to be: 600m height on 3 km distance. Up on the hill, Nick showed the freshly opened protea flower to us and explained quite sth about everything we could see. Thanx for a lovely morning

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March 12, 2019

Product ID: 72270