Table Mountain Hiking & Running Tours EST. 1995

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Table Mountain hike via India Venster for experience hikers.

Hiking Table Mountain can be challenging and technical. Therefore, it is always important to be well-prepared. The hike starts at the lower cable car station right up Table Mountain to reach the contour path. The path weaves around ravines and buttresses with spectacular views. As a matter of fact, India Venster gets his name from the shape of the ravine in between two large rocks.

The trail ascends a gully veering left below the rock amphitheater before becoming steeper. Staples and chains engineered along the way render the scrambling safer. Past this section, the climbing trail wanders up to “The Ledge”. Often, a cooling breeze, as a matter of fact, a good time to enjoy the view overlooking Camps Bay and Lion’s Head. As one rounds the next corner, the path rises steeply to a higher ledge below a massive overhang. Table Mountain top cable car station is 15mn away, well done.

Hiking Table Mountain via India Venster is not a straightforward hike and sticking to the path is best. Having a tourist guide is part of safety precautions as well as checking the weather conditions, dressing appropriately and carrying enough water. Overall, the India Venster hike is an exhilarating and challenging adventure, best suited for experienced hikers seeking a more adventurous and scenic route to the summit. It combines stunning views, rock scrambling and exposure to heights for those seeking an adrenaline-filled hike. It is important to note that the hike can be dangerous and should be attempted by well-prepared, experienced hikers.

India Venster hiking tour highlights.   

  • Climbing up gullies with the help of staples and chains.
  • Spectacular views of the city on one side, the Apostles and Atlantic coastline on the other.
  • A very worthwhile variation to the popular hikes on Table Mountain.

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Hike Table Mountain via India Venster Morning CEH 7

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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

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    24 December 2022

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