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.
South African Rand
Best time to visit
November through February
Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans and English
How to get there
Fly to Cape Town International Airport and drive to the 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
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
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