Table Mountain Hiking
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If the idea of a day outdoors surrounded by nature as you hike up a mountain gets you excited, you'll love these guided day hikes
Discover the magic of Cape Town’s Table Mountain and surrounds while hiking with our experienced nature guides who will interpret the wonders of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom and regale you with stories of local legends. Find out what it feels like to experience one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Routes can be tailor-made to your hiking experience and preferences, and we can take you hiking anywhere on the Peninsula – from Table Mountain to the Kalk Bay mountains and caves, Muizenberg Peak or in the Silvermine area.
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To give you an idea of what hiking Table Mountain is like, here are some of the popular Table Mountain hikes.
Tranquility Cracks R600 per person (± 5-8 hours)
This includes hiking to Tranquility Cracks on the 12 Apostles (Camps Bay) side of the mountain, which is a great spot to explore rock formations and where you'll have lunch. On this route you'll stop where the Old Cableway used to be before carrying on up through the Valley of Isolation for more beautiful rock formations, and up the back of Table Mountain where you'll descend on the Cableway. This is 7-8 hours of hiking. If this is too much, we can do a shortened version on a circular route that's only 5 hours of hiking.
Kasteelspoort: R600 per person (± 5 hours) plus Cableway fee
This is another hike up the 12 Apostles (Camps Bay) side of the mountain, closer to the back of Table Mountain. It's a straightforward hike all the way to the Cable Car, where you'll descend and taxi back to our vehicle at the starting point.
India Venster: R550 per person (± 3-4 hours) plus Cableway fee
This is a hike on the front side of Table Mountain with beautiful views of the city below. It's an enjoyable hike but only for those without a fear of heights because there are some parts with a bit of exposure. It's an adventurous hike with some rock scrambling, using your arms and legs to pull yourself up at times. It's not a hard hike but it does have a few parts where you may have a problem if you're afraid of heights. It takes about 3–4 hours to get to the top, from where you'll descend on the Cable Car.
Skeleton Gorge: R650 per person (± 5 hours) plus R42 entrance into Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Cableway Fee
This hike starts in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and climbs up Skeleton Gorge through indigenous forest. At the top you can see the Hely-Hutchinson dam, over to Maclear's Beacon – the highest point on Table Mountain – and across to the Cable Car, which you'll take down the mountain. This route could also be made into a circular route, coming back into Kirstenbosch rather than going down the Cableway. Whichever way you decide, the hike is about 5 hours.
R400 – R650 per person
All guided day hikes include:
Qualified hiking guide
All guided day hikes exclude:
Table Mountain Cableway fee: R105 per person
Lunchbox, snacks, and water for the day
R95 per person
Terms & Conditions
Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance and can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment or credit card details.
If you wish to cancel your trip, this must be done two days prior to the day of the tour. In the event of cancellation within 48 hours the full fee will be non-refundable.
We reserve the right to cancel reservations without forewarning. In such a case, full refund of tour payments will be made.
We cannot assume responsibility for any loss incurred on account of non-refundable air or travel tickets.