Table Mountain Hiking & Running Tours EST. 1995

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To hike Platteklip gorge the most popular hiking trail up Table Mountain is worth and rewarding. It has the shortest access to the summit of Table Mountain therefore the steepest. Stairway to heaven is the go-to route up Table Mountain for locals alike. Although with 650 meters of elevation gained in less than 3 km it is no easy feat! Up-relentlessly up the route is challenging. The average time to complete the hike is about 2 to 3 hours depending consequently on your fitness level and pace. It may take longer for those less experienced.

The hike starts under the cable car and ascent to the contour path situated at the rock base of Table Mountain, certainly a good warm up! The contour path circles the slopes of Table Mountain, offering therefore stunning views of the city and the surrounding. The Platteklip gorge cuts through the front face of Table Mountain, the path zigzags all the way up until it gets narrower and steeper. The final 150m is spectacular with huge rock walls on either side, narrowing to 4m. It is not to be trifled with; in other words, it is a tough hike. Come with plenty of water, sunblock and appropriate footwear. To hike Platteklip Gorge is an unforgettable experience as you are treated with breath-taking views. It is best to hike at sunrise offering the best light for photos as well as a respite from the sun.

All in all, the Platteklip Gorge hike offers a rewarding experience for outdoor enthusiast, providing an opportunity to conquer Table Mountain while immersing oneself in the natural beauty of the region. Way down by cable car.

Platteklip Gorge hiking tour highlights

  • Contour path
  • Table Mountain plateau
  • Unabated views of Cape Town & the Lion’s Head

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Hike Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge Morning CEH 2

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Check-in: 07:00 Check-out: 12:00
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  • star ratingExcellent Mtb tour with excellent guide! I recommend to anybody! Perfect way to discover Table Mountain and parts of Cape Town!

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    14 February 2023
  • star ratingIn the early morning Patrick took us to climb the beautiful Table Mountain. He anticipated on the needs of the group, took great pictures for free and did every… read more

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    9 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick was our fabulous tour guide for The Cape Peninsula tour. Extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating.

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    5 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick our guide was very knowledgeable about the region and the cable mountain ecosystem. He made the whole experience much more than just a hike up the mountain.
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    2 February 2023
  • star ratingPatrick is a very nice person, a great MTB-guide who is perfectly adapting to his customers’ skills. Moments of him sharing his broad knowledge of the CT-area are also moments… read more

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    28 January 2023
  • star ratingCape Escape Tours has to be the best tour you could ever be on. Patrick makes your day. On timepick up, polite, knowledgeable, great driver. understands… read more

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    27 January 2023
  • star ratingI had the pleasure to (try) the “Mini” peninsula all day tour. Patrick met me at the lower table car station at Table Mountain to start the tour. I was… read more

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    25 January 2023
  • star ratingIf you love to hike new places this is one to experience in Cape Town. Patrick of Cape Town Tours was knowledgeable of the history, the wildlife and flora… read more

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    18 January 2023
  • star ratingA great tour to cape point! – We had a superior travel day to Cape Point with our driver and guide, Patrick……..he was friendly, a great driver, and a wealth of information……it all made for a memorable… read more

    7 January 2023
  • star ratingSpectacular Mountain Biking Experience in Cape Town and Wine Country – My wife and I had an amazing ride with Patrick both along Table Mountain and then a few days later in Paarl on some excellent single track and Jeep trails.… read more

    Jamie C
    24 December 2022

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