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Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Climb to the top of Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain during a 4-hour hiking tour. Enjoy a leisurely pace up the slopes of the mountain while you admire stunning views of Cape Town and the water below. Follow your local guide through Platteklip Gorge up to the flat table-top of the mountain, where you’ll have time to get photographs of the scenery toward the Cape of Good Hope and the Twelve Apostles mountains before hiking back down to Cape Town.
  • 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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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us 48 hours so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.

We will notify guests the day prior with collection times

Departure Time

6:30 AM
Get picked up outside your hotel and transported to the foot of Table Mountain where you’ll meet your expert guide. The mountain is not only a symbol of Cape Town, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2012.

After an introduction by your guide to the geologic history of Table Mountain, begin climbing the stone steps to Platteklip Gorge. There will be breaks along the way to catch your breath and admire the views, though your guide will set the pace to ensure enough time to get to the top and back.

The hike to the top takes approximately 2 hours. This is not a particularly easy route up to the top, but it’s a satisfying accomplishment to reach the summit after winding your way up the dirt paths and stone steps. Along the way, look one way to see Cape Town’s harbor and Robben Island, and the other way to see the mountains continue into the distance.

Once you reach the top, enjoy some free time to explore the unique plant life and snap photographs before you begin the hike back down to the bottom of the mountain. Back at the base of Table Mountain, climb into the shuttle once again for transport back to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum 2 guests required
  • Please ensure that you wear comfortable walking shoes/clothes, it is also recommended that you bring a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket as it will be cooler at the summit
  • It is recommended that you bring water with you for the hike (up to 2 litres)
  • It is recommended that you book a "one way down cable way ticket" before the time to avoid the queues on the mountain, should you feel that you will not want to walk back down the mountain after the hike up
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The hike is weather permitting
  • The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance from 7 – 26 July 2020. During this period, the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead at no extra cost
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Cullinan Guided Journeys strictly follow the SA Government approved TBCSA Health and Safety COVID-19 Protocols. Should guests present COVID-19 symptoms, COVID testing and quarantine will be at their own cost. We recommend that you ensure that your guests take adequate personal travel insurance cover before departure from home.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cullinan Guided Journeys

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town.

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We spent just under 3 hours...
Graeme L
, Dec 2017
We spent just under 3 hours climbing, amazing, this can be done with or without a guide, we choose to do it with a guide and were very happy we did, this was money well spent and for us one of the many highlights of Cape Town, a must do. Graeme and Penny
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From Table Montain, you have a very...
Diana H
, Aug 2017
From Table Montain, you have a very nice view of Cape Town. Unfortunately, we were not informed that the hike is very hard, and that there was a limited amount of time to hike up and down we arrived around 10h and had to be back at 15h. Traveling guides however indicate that it take three hours to go up, so six hours in total for people without much experience with hiking.
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Need to be in pretty good shape to...
Matt
, Dec 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.
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Manny, our tour guide, was amazingly...
Gary K
, Jun 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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