Platteklip Gorge

Table Mountain direct route

Duration: +/-5 hours

Cost: R1800pp (1 person)

             R950pp (2 people)

             R800pp (group)

             R380pp  (children under 12y)   

             Free (children under 5y)

Included: Experienced and qualified mountain guide in English, Italian and/or German language.

A cup of tea or coffee and charcuterie

Excluded: hiking gears

Transport: pick up can be arranged

Meeting Point: Tafelberg Rd, lower cable station, Cape Town

Start Time: 8am in winter (Apr-Sep)

                         7am in summer (Oct-Mar)

Lunch: Lunch pack (on request R130)

Difficulty: moderate to strenuous

What to expect: a qualified guide will assist on the route and lead you on top of the mountain to ensure you will get the best experience and knowledge of South Africa’s history, nature and culture.


The path begins gradually and becomes increasingly steep approaching the summit. It is the most popular route that will take you up to the top of Table Mountain, with a panoramic view of the southern suburbs, Robben Island, Camps Bay beach and Hout Bay in the distance. It is worth climbing this spectacular mountain . During the ascent, we could encounter the endemic Sugarbirds of the Cape, the orange-breasted Nectarinia and beautiful species of Fynbos, such as Erica abietina and the Protea nitida.

What to wear:
  • Comfortable footwear (hiking boots or running shoes)

  • The weather is unpredictable in the mountain so please bring a raincoat and wear layers of clothes so you can take off and on.

  • Walking poles can be useful to not put strength on knees and ankles (optional)

  • Water (at least 1 litre if it is a hot day even more, a cup every 60 minutes)

  • Sunblock, daypack, camera and hat in summer

  • Long pants, beanie and gloves in winter

Rules to follow on route:
  • Do not litter

  • Do not be too noisy

  • Do not pick up flowers

  • Do not trample vegetation

  • Do not interfere with the wildlife

  • Do not light fires

  • Do not play music

  • Always be prepared for bad weather

  • Never split up from the group

  • Have your cell phone fully charged