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Table Mountain Plateau run a breathtaking experience.

Table Mountain trail run start at the upper cable car station as a matter of fact at 1086 meters above sea level and provide all in all an exhilarating challenge for runners of all levels.

The trail meanders along well-marked paths, allowing you to immerse yourself in the diverse natural beauty of Table Mountain. The route takes you through a variety of terrain from the rocky landscape to lush Fynbos as well as swampy areas. The run is not overly challenging, but for some, the downhill to Echo valley will keep your focus. One notable feature is Maclear’s Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain. From here it is all flat and easy to go back to the upper cable car station.

Throughout the run, be prepared to be mesmerized by panoramic vistas. From the city of Cape Town to the vast Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountain ranges. On a clear day, you may see Robben Island, in other words, where Nelson Mandela was once imprisoned, as well as the Peninsula at the majestic tip of Cape Point.

As you conquer the trails, you’ll encounter various types of terrain, rock formations, gorges and valley. It’s important to note that Table Mountain’s weather can be unpredictable. In other words, sudden changes in temperature and potential for strong winds. Therefore, come prepared with suitable running gear, layers and carry enough water to stay hydrated.

In conclusion, whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or a novice looking for a memorable outdoor experience, the Table Mountain plateau run promises an unforgettable adventure and additionally an incredible sense of accomplishment.

Table Mountain Plateau trail run highlights.

  • Stunning view of the Peninsula
  • Breathtaking vista of the city
  • Table Mountain summit – Maclear’s Beacon
  • Echo valley – downhill rocky slope
  • Smut’s track – all the way up to Maclear’s Beacon

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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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