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Make hiking Cape Town’s famous tabletop mountain your next adventure.

Table mountain in situated in the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It gets its name from its distinctive flat shape. It’s rich in biodiversity and at 1,085 meters, it offers awesome views of the city. It’s often covered in white cloud and this is referred to as its tablecloth. It’s also home to some excellent hiking trails.

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FAQs: Hiking in Table Mountain

What should I know about Hiking Table Mountain?

You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain but we think the best way to get there is to hike. The Platteklip Gorge trail will take you to the top. This is a steep route that will take a few hours. Beginners can do this hike but it’s best to go with an experienced guide. The Skeleton Gorge trail will also take you to the top via the back of the mountain. The scenery along the way here is spectacular. If you’d prefer to explore the landscape around the mountain but not climb it then the Pipe Track is for you. 

Why should I choose Table Mountain for my Hiking adventure?

**Great Trails **

Whether you’re looking for a light hiking trail suitable for all members of the family or you want an intense workout that’ll take a few hours and deliver you to the top, you’ll find it here. The trails are varied and well marked. We’d recommend going with a certified guide though as weather conditions can be changeable.

Awesome Flora and Fauna

Calling this area biodiverse is an understatement. There are over one thousand floral species to be found here. There is also great wildlife here. The Dassies are the most commonly seen animal but you might also see tortoises, porcupines and more. Then, there are the birds. Peregrine Falcons, African Harrier-Hawks and lots more call this mountain home.

**Amazing views **

The views you get from the top are unbeatable but you’ll also get awesome views on the way up. You’ll be able to see both the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. You’ll get great views of Lion’s Head mountain and you’ll be able to see round down across the city.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Table Mountain?

Cape Town has a temperate climate with day time temperates sitting at around in the summer and 17°C during the day in the winter. The temperature drops dramatically on top of Table Mountain however.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Table Mountain region?

Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans and English

What currency is accepted around Table Mountain?

South African Rand

How can I get to Table Mountain?

Fly to Cape Town International Airport and drive to the mountain.

What's the country code for the Table Mountain region?


When is the best time to travel to Table Mountain for Hiking?

November through February.

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