Our hike up Table Mountain starts near the Lower Cableway station. Initially gentle, the trail reveals lovely views of Lions Head and Camps Bay. The path veers up Kasteelspoort ravine where mountain fynbos, sheer cliffs & spectacular vistas accompany your ascent. Ruins of the old cable way are visible on this route and the ‘diving board’ is a perfect photo opportunity for those not scared of heights. From the top of the gorge the trail meanders into the Valley of the Red Gods, Ark Valley and Echo Valley before the final push to get onto the Table Mountain plateau.
From there it’s a gentle walk to the Cable Car station with amazing photo opportunities along every step. This hike gives you the best experience of the diverse ecology on Table Mountain. Descent is via the Cable Car or Platteklip Gorge.
Good to know
- Maximum group size 15 people
- Minimum age 8 years old
- Difficulty – moderate
- Duration +/- 6 hours starting at 08h30 – ending in early afternoon
- Entrance permits
- Cable Car fees
- GoVertical Mountaineering Guides
- Hikers picnic consisting of GoVertical’s summit sandwiches - farm style bread with a generous filling of salad, cold meat and cheese
- Transport to trail start (can be arranged as an optional extra)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Small day backpack
- Hiking boots or trainers
- Comfortable clothes
- Warm weather proof jacket
- Juice/water and energy snacks or sweets
- Comfortable clothing to hike in
- Hiking boots or trainers
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Just finished the Drakensberg Grand Traverse with GoVertical. What a wonderful experience. Garth's passion and knowledge of the Drakensberg is legendary. Ill definitely see you again for a trek in the Garden Route.
Very experienced guides and looked after our every need while in the mountains. Highly recommended.
GoVertical really showed us a great time whilst exploring the Drakensberg and the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Thank you again for a wonderful time in South Africa
We spent days with the Govertical team exploring trails on the Garden Route. Fantastic guys. Thank you
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