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Hike Table Mountain in Cape Town via the Platteklip Gorge (Half-day)

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Enjoy with one of our certified guides as we take you on a half-day hike to Table Mountain via the beautiful and easy Platteklip Gorge!


1/2 Day

All year




* Hike on chunky, flat rocks.

* Witness breathtaking views of the Table Bay and the city.

* Explore the unique topography of Table mountain.


Table Mountain hike is a favored hike in Cape Town. And traversing Platteklip Gorge is the easiest and the oldest way to achieve it. Experience stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and Table Bay while exploring the unique terrain of the flat-topped mountain on this half-day hike.

Platteklip Gorge is a steep stair-like route.  The path leads up from lower cable station up the northern slopes of Table Mountain. Ascending on a well-maintained path, we’ll come across McCleary Beacon, the highest point on the mountain. You will be rewarded with stunning vistas of the city and Table Bay as you rise.

The route is known for its large, flat chunky rocks and sandstone cliffs. It is a picturesque route covered in fynbos. It does not require any technical equipment and is best suited for people who are scared of heights.

We’ll begin shortly after sunrise. This will help avoid hot slopes during mid-day. As we’ll ascend, we’ll aim to enter the gorge and remain in shadow before the sun comes up.

The route overlooks the city, Table Bay, and Devil’s peak. And ends just across the upper cable station. You’ll be stunned by the spectacular views from the top. We can opt to take a cable ride on our way back, adding more adventure to our trip!

And you don’t have to be an experienced hiker to enjoy this trek. The varied routes are graded according to difficulty and we’ll choose the one according to your climbing experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Strap your boots and book now for one of the most spectacular hikes on Table Mountain in Cape Town! Can’t get enough of Cape Town? We also guide this multi-pitch rock climbing on Table Mountain.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Maximum Group Size is 4


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction Cape Town South Africa
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Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore Cape Town South Africa
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SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Cape Town South Africa
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What people are saying about Explore-Share



I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!



I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.



Easy to set up and find the perfect trip. Informative site that is easy to use. Guides are all great to work with and communicate all arrangements needed. As simple as can be!



Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.


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