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


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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

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.

Customer Reviews

Graeme L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Amazing hike, views, and an incredible guide!


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.

Gary K

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.

Diana H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 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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