Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures

Table Mountain: Platteklip Gorge Hike

Activity provider: OTC Adventures
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From US$ 66.03 per person

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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
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation within the Cape Town City Bowl/CBD area or immediate surrounds.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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.

  • 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

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Important information

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 24 reviews

Review summary

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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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March 30, 2023

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 30, 2023

The guide Lynette was awesome. Her stories and her youthful humor was just the best. She came early to pick us up but didn't rush us to come down. She motivated us so much during the hike, she made our day. Definitely book this trip and ask for Lynette.

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 72270