Table Mountain Hiking

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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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Table Mountain

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.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+27

Currency

South African Rand

Best time to visit

November through February

Language

Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans and English

How to get there

Fly to Cape Town International Airport and drive to the mountain

Weather

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

More info about Hiking in 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

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