Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain National Park

4.9
#2 of 15 in Trails in Cape Town
Steep and strenuous hikes at Platteklip Gorge are not for the faint-hearted. Consider climbing with a guide to the summit of Table Mountain, where your efforts will be rewarded with priceless views. Plan your visit to Platteklip Gorge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .
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  • We started at 11 o'clock and sweated properly. Nevertheless, the ascent was really great! Sure, it is quite strenuous and if you prefer to avoid exercise, you should take the cable car. But we were up faster than we thought and the views from the trail are magnificent. It wasn't too full on the way up either. Of course, some take the path, but one was always free to hike and had rather nice conversations on the way than disturbing encounters. We then took the cable car down because the path down seemed quite painful for the joints. All in all we have climbed 1h 40min stairs... when we were upstairs, we were immensely proud. Arriving at the top, the great views everywhere down the mountain reward you. In our opinion, a guide is completely overflowing... it's almost impossible for me to run.
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  • We chose to climb Table Mountain on foot via this path which is objectively challenging because it consists almost exclusively of stone staircases but taking a few small breaks to catch our breath and to take pictures we arrived at the top in two hours and a half. The surrounding landscape is of a special beauty, flowers of all kinds and breathtaking views. After a couple of hours wandering the Table Mountain we went down with the funicular so as not to stress the joints too much. Unmissable experience. Essential boots and water.
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