India Venster 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’!
India Venster Hiking Route Booking
India Venster Hiking Info
Book Your Hike
Our aim is to create incredible outdoor experiences across Table Mountain National Park and to encourage a connection with nature.
Grading System & Info
Grade: B+, 2
Time: 3 to 4 hours
Hiking Routes are graded A, B or C for their technical difficulty and 1, 2 or 3 for physical difficulty.
R600 for the group to have a privately guided hike or R600 single supplement where relevant.
Prices are valid until May 1st 2022.
◉ Professional mountain guide
◉ Discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
◉ Learning about historical reference points
◉ Safety & route navigation
◉ Cable car down (R220 p/p)
India Venster is similar to Platteklip Gorge albeit not as steep. It demands not only a moderate to good level of fitness but also a good head for heights and being comfortable rock scrambling.
The risk of outdoors activities, where social distancing is enforced, has been deemed by the WHO as being significantly less than indoor activities. Nonetheless, we place the highest value on our guests’ safety at all times. We walk in small, intimate groups, ensure safe walking distances and promote the use of hand sanitiser and the wearing of masks where necessary.
What To Expect
Why Book a India Venster Hike?
India Venster 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 India Venster 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.