5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location:Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

Hike to the peak of stunning Table Mountain on this 4-hour tour in Cape Town and enjoy breathtaking city, coast and countryside views! Led by a friendly local guide, the leisurely paced hike follows a picture-perfect route to Platteklip Gorge, culminating at the mountain’s flat-topped ridge. Pose for photos, ogle views over the Cape of Good Hope and the mountain range known as the Twelve Apostles, and then descend to Cape Town.


  • 4-hour Table Mountain hike in Cape Town, led by an expert guide
  • Learn about the geology of Table Mountain, a UNESCO-listed site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature
  • See incredible flora and fauna as you walk to Platteklip Gorge and then around the mountain’s flat-topped ridge
  • Admire breathtaking panoramas of South Africa’s Hinterland, the Cape of Good Hope and the Twelve Apostles
  • Pose for photos against the backdrop of False Bay before descending to Cape Town

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What You Can Expect

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

Climb Cape Town's famous landmark, Table Mountain, and enjoy spectacular views

Start your tour with a hotel pickup and then meet your guide at the base of Table Mountain — South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain that dominates the city of Cape Town. Both a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New7Wonders of Nature, the mountain boasts incredible scenery with stunning vistas plus flora and fauna, too.

Listen to an introduction about Table Mountain’s geology, and then start your ascent, climbing the stone steps up to Platteklip Gorge. Setting a steady pace, your guide will stop plenty of times on the way to let you catch your breath and admire the city skyscape as it drops into the background.

Your walk to the flat ridge of Table Mountain takes roughly two hours, following gently winding paths and stone-stepped trails; it’s not a simple route up, but one that adds to the aura of bliss when you hit the top. Look inland to see the Hinterland’s hazy blue-tinged mountains and then out toward Cape Town’s harbor and the ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Enjoy some free time at the summit to pose for pictures against the backdrops of False Bay, the Cape Winelands and the dramatic Cape of Good Hope, and then start your descent to the bottom. Watch the coastline take center stage, and marvel at the Atlantic coastline framed by the Twelve Apostles. Your tour then finishes with a hotel drop-off in the early afternoon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Need to be in pretty good shape to make it to the top. We made it in about an 1 hour 45 minutes. Unfortunately, was cloudy and windy at the top and could not see a thing. It was like being on another planet!!! Took the Gondola down. Overall still highly recommend despite our bad luck with the views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Manny, our tour guide, was amazingly informative. The hike was strenuous (all in our party are in excellent shape, working out 5 days a week) so you should consider your fitness level before booking this hike. The hike was very scenic and beautiful and the reward at the top is spectacular. We were very lucky and the weather was very clear and the view was unbelievable. I would highly recommend this hike to anyone interested in taking the difficult path to the top.

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