We offer expertly guided hikes

Browse the routes below and find the hike that best suits you

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GRading system

Routes are graded A, B or C.

A-route: Walking
B-route: some scrambling
C-route: demanding scrambling

Grades do not reflect how strenuous a route is, only the technical difficulty.

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Some of the hike options within the Table Mountain National Park. Your adventure awaits.

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Lions's Head​

Price: R1100
Grade: A+ (B and c options)
Time: 3 to 4 hours roundtrip

Basic/moderate fitness level required, with little to no fear of heights, ability to tackle minor rock scrambling & slight exposure.

Lion’s Head is arguably one of the most awesome Mountains to climb in all of South Africa. It is short and sweet and provides the most accessible and beautiful 360 degree views of Cape Town compared to Table Mountain. 

We start our hike at our meeting point where your Professional Mountain Guide will give a safety briefing and get everyone excited. After which we will start our hike up one of the most climbed Mountain’s in Africa stopping along the way to marvel at spectacular flora and fauna and to learn about the sprawling historical city below. Be prepared to tackle some interesting rock scrambling on the way up; Lion’s Head is small but does require a head for heights. 

After an exhilarating 1:30 hour hike up we will have summited and will be able to enjoy amazing views of The Atlantic Ocean, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the City Centre. Once everyone has enjoyed the spectacular scenery, views and got some cool pictures, we will descend safely down the mountain. 

Offered as a sunrise OR sunset tour!

Platteklip Gorge

Price: R1100
Grade: A
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved.

This is the oldest, quickest and most direct route up Table Mountain. It is ideal if you are short on time and want to conquer Table Mountain as quickly as you can. The route follows a series of rocky steps up a steep gorge until you reach the top, 1087m later. Along the way you will learn a lot from your expert guide on the flora, fauna and history of Table Mountain as well as some interesting anecdotal stories. You will be afforded amazing views of the City Bowl, surrounding Oceans and Robben Island. 

Once at the top, there will be the chance to take an extended break and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

India Venster

Price: R1400
Grade: B
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required, with little to no fear of heights, ability to tackle moderate rock scrambling & moderate exposure.

This route is for the more adventurous, brave at heart souls. Experienced hikers with a taste for adventure will take to this route well. The hike starts at the lower cable car station and begins with a sharp ascent for the first 30 minutes. Things become more forgiving as the trail winds its way along single track and over small boulders, up the mountain. 

Soon hikers will come across the famous ‘Window’ (venster in Afrikaans); an iconic picture opportunity with a massive boulder hanging threateningly above your head. Two thirds of the way up the mountain, hikers will be met by the famous ‘staples & chains’; this is a short series of climbing aids that will assist you in ascending some steep rock faces. This is not climbing but requires a good head for heights. 

The route then curves around the side of Table Mountain and opens up beautifully to views of the 12 Apostles and Camps Bay. It is then a relatively short and flat walk to top out on Table Mountain’s summit. Once on the summit, there will be the chance to take an extended break at a semi-secret location and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

KASTEELSPOORT

Price: R1400
Grade: A+
Time: 5 to 6 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved.

This is a classic and beautiful Table Mountain route which should not be missed. It is longer, more forgiving and more scenic than many of the mountains other routes. The hike starts along the historic Pipetrack, a 150 year old path that is lined with the pipes which historically brought water down from the Table Mountain reservoirs. It winds its way along fairly flat ground for 45 minutes, a nice leg-warmer, before the Kasteelspoort turn-off takes you upwards. 

The ascent is more forgiving than other routes and guides hikers up a massive ravine known as Kasteelspoort (Castle’s Gate) towards the top, but not before passing Breakfast Rock – the site of the old cable car lower station and an amazing place to have, well, breakfast, or a light snack. 

Once at the top of the initial ascent, hikers will be taken to probably the most famous photography spot on the mountain – the diving board. This is a surfboard like rock that juts out over the abyss one has just hiked up. It is not for the faint-hearted but is well worth it for the picture. 

From here, hikers will then make their way through the Valley of the Red Gods, an undulating 2 hour walk towards the Table Mountain summit. Along the way are amazing sections of flora to look out for. Once on the summit, hikers will be afforded amazing views of the City Bowl, surrounding Oceans and Robben Island and there will be the chance to take an extended break at a semi-secret location and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.