Hiking excursion up Platteklip Route in Cape Town

2 hrs
Occasionally sporty
From 10 years-old and up

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Half day excursion

About the activity

Find out all there is to know about Platteklip Route with this hiking excursion that lasts between 1.5-3 hours.

Platteklip Gorge route is the most direct and popular route up Table Mountain, starting off with a series of rocky steps next to a watercourse to the contour path. From here the gorge is rocky with steep steps (more than 800) that are high and uneven in places and no water or shady trees along the way.

The gorge is a huge chasm cleaving the centre of the front of Table Mountain with views over Cape Town and Table Bay and Fynbos along the route.

The hike is physically demanding and rated as moderate to tough, depending on your fitness and the weather. Also remember mountain walking fitness is different to walking or running on flat terrain.

Altitude start: 400m (1312ft)
Highest point reached: 1025m (3363ft) above sea level
Distance: approx. 3km
Time: Between 1.5 - 3 hours depending on your fitness level

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