Summit Hike to Table Mountain in Cape Town

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Spoken languages: English
Minimum age: From 9 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info

Activity description

Conquer South Africa’s most famous peak on this hiking trip to the summit of Table Mountain.

With views of the Mother City that stretch out for miles, Table Mountain might be the most visited landmark in Cape Town – but the National Park offers much more than just a postcard picture. Part of the Cape of Good Hope, the most southern point of the African continent, discover the area’s unique topography on this hiking tour to 1,086 m.

Table Mountain is a flat top summit that overlooks Cape Town – stretch 1300 acres as part of the National Park on the Cape of Good Hope. This activity follows Platteklip Gorge to the summit – the easiest and most direct route.

Meet your guide in Cape Town for this half-day hiking excursion to the summit of Table Mountain. A scenic route that follows the Platteklip Gorge route, this is the oldest, easiest and most direct route to the summit at 1,086m and suitable for all ages and abilities. A moderate 2 to 3-hour hike, this trail travels through a deep ravine on the iconic front face of the mountain – and whilst you climb, your guide will tell you more about this famous peak and the flora and fauna endemic to the National Park. With a few rock steps and some scrambling, this route has been left unchanged since it was first ascended in 1503 – making it the mountain’s oldest and most historic route! Once you make it to the top, it’s time to mark the moment with a few photos, exploring the summit and soaking up the scenery – returning by foot on a one-hour descent.

Platteklip Gorge involves no technical sections or exposure to heights. The gradient is steep and has lots of large steps -suitable for anyone in good shape. Whilst hiking boots and poles are not necessary, please note that the total hike time is approximately 4 hours.

Special terms

*Transfers from Cape Town Only

Please note this activity operates with a 4-person minimum per tour.

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off*
  • Mountain Guide
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Shorts or trousers (no skirts)
  • A sweater or windbreaker
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30+)
  • Small backpack
  • Camera/GoPro
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Meeting point
Accommodation transfers included - alternatively, please meet at unit 8, 414 Voortrekker Road unit 8 Santos park Voortrekker Road, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule