Platteklip Gorge – 3 hrs +
This is the most popular hike up Table Mountain, but is not an easy walk. You are going Up and Up! So basic fitness is required.
Starting from the Cableway Road level at 300 metres above sea level, we are ascending 2000 rocky steps, to 1000 metres in Height! Platteklip (meaning Flat Rock) is a simple route to follow, and we allow an average time of 2 hours for the hike, 3 hours if you were at the Wine farms. (The speed record is 30 minutes if you are in a hurry!)
The views from the Top are INSANE!! Your Panoramic Photos will win Awards.
An early start is essential, we meet at 7am, or earlier by arrangement (Taxi or Uber is easiest, to the Cable Station on Tafelberg Road)
From the Top of Platteklip, you can choose to walk across the Eastern Table to the Highest point on the mountain – Maclears Beacon – this offers more amazing views, including of Robben Island, along the edge of dramatic cliff tops (adds an extra hour or 2, this is a FREE option);
Head for Abseil Africa, at the Cable Station, get roped up and Step off the Edge! Adrenalin assured on a 100 metre descent. These photos of your bravery will astound your friends (Cost R990)
Enjoy lunch, coffees, cold beer at the Restaurant or Wi-Fi Café
Descend with the Cablecar (Cost R250). Sometimes in Bad weather we have to walk down, but, this is rare.
If you’d prefer an exclusive group, please add R150 per person, from 2 people. For groups of more than 10 hikers, please discuss a discounted rate with our team.