Routes & Prices

Below are a few of the most popular routes, but if you're interested in a different route or a full-day hike, let us know.

Prices exclude cable car tickets or entry into Kirstenbosch Gardens.

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Platteklip Gorge

Cost: R800 per person sharing

The first recorded ascent of Table Mountain was via Platteklip Gorge. Little wonder that it is the obvious choice for first time visitors. Although tough, due to big rock-steps, this is a route for everyone, with no technical sections at all.
Difficulty: Not technical or exposed, but the relentless gradient and big steps are hard work.
Extension: Hike to Maclears Beacon - the highest point on Table Mountain (R200 p.p. extra).
Time: 3.5 hours

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India Venster

Cost: R850 per person sharing

This route has it all! 270° views, traversing beneath impressive cliffs, varied terrain and fun scrambling. If you're looking for a hike of a more technical, exposed nature, look no further - this is the route for you!
Difficulty: Short sections of scrambling (low-grade climbing) require sure-footedness and a head for heights.
Extension: Hike to Maclears Beacon - the highest point on Table Mountain (R200 p.p. extra).
Time: 3.5 hours

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Lion's Head

Cost: R800 per person sharing

It might not have the height, or status, of Table Mountain, but Lion’s Head is hard to beat when it comes to breath-taking views. It is a peak, so it affords you 360 degree views of Table Mountain, Cape Town city and the ocean. You have the option of walking to the top, or scrambling up some of the short rock faces.
Difficulty: Not technical (scrambling optional), but still a solid workout with a few slightly exposed ledges.
Options: Can be done as a sunset hike.
Time: 3.5 hours round trip

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Skeleton Gorge

Cost: R1000 per person sharing

And now for something completely different! Feel like swapping the muted hues of Fynbos for something more lush and green? Skeleton Gorge is the answer. Following a rocky water course up the rainy, eastern side of the mountain, the route is filled with lush ferns and indigenous forest.
Difficulty: A few low-angle ladders and clambering over boulders make up the technical aspect of the route.
Options: Hike back down via Nursery Ravine, or continue to the cable car via Maclears Beacon (highest point on Table Mountain).
Time: 4.5-6 hours