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India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town
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India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town

By Mother City Hikers
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Ages 12-85, max of 6 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the city centre and Atlantic Seaboard areas.
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified. We offer a lunchbox for R150 per person which includes 2L of water, a sandwich, seasonal fruit and snacks for the day. If you'd like us to arrange this for you please let us know.
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 393W+XW Cape Town, 393W+XWF De Waterkant, Cape Town, South Africa
    Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel in Cape Town Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24718P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative route, date or full refund
      • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town?
      India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town price starts from R 2 930,81. Discover and book India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town on Tripadvisor
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      • Mother City Hikers
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      • Simongreentwin
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Insightful and fun.
        Had the best time with Lauren as always. Super knowledgable about the mountain and its history which is always fascinating. Good to connect and be present in nature with her and my team.
        Written 5 May 2024
      • 399jesss
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing sunset hike - Lions Head
        Wow, what can I say? From the very start Lauren guided me before I even got to the foot of the mountain - calling me in the uk to run through everything , with no pressure to book. Once we booked she kept in contact up until our arrival , private collection and introducing us to the amazing Johan October who was our private guide up Lions Head for sunset. He was so knowledgable, kind and passionate about the mountains and his country, sharing so much information about flora and fauna and the history of SA. We felt very safe as he guided us up ladders and a few chains, until we reached the top and had the most insane view we have ever had. We can’t thank Johan enough for this experience - it was our highlight during our 4 day stay in Cape Town. Thanks Lauren for organising - cannot recommend Mother City Hikers more!
        Written 2 May 2024
      • Fearless09933428611
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Table Mountain hike with Lauren is not to be missed in Cape Town!
        Lauren is great! We didn’t have a lot of time in Cape Town so she organized everything from transportation, route, snacks, water and equipment. We were able to hike to the top of Table Mountain during our short stay. Lauren is enthusiastic and knowledgeable. She loves hiking and South Africa. This a Cape Town excursion not to be missed.
        Written 11 April 2024
      • JennahallA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Memory Making Lion’s Head Hike
        We connected with Lauren through our travel agents. She was in constant communication with us prior to our hike and even after by sending us recommendations for restaurants & activities. Our family of 4 (kids 14 & 10) hiked Lion’s Head with Lauren and had the best time. We learned so much along the way and Lauren always encouraged us to take it all in. She even had personalized bags of snacks for each of us. Highly recommend hiking with Lauren.
        Written 23 March 2024
      • Kathrina L
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hike up Lion’s Head
        We did a private hike your up Lion’s Head with Lauren. She is the best!!! She made sure our young kids (10 and 8 years) had a fantastic time and never got bored hiking up the mountain. She told them so many interesting things, brought snacks and was just so lovely. She even took as for a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean after our hike. We had such an amazing time with her. We can only recommend Lauren and her team!
        Written 18 March 2024
      • Passenger48655231717
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Day of Adventure with Mother City Hikers
        It was a pleasure from start to finish with Mother City Hikers led by Lauren. From booking to constant communication and finally to our epic day with our wonderful guide Monique. Our Canadian family climbed Lions Head at sunrise and drove around the Cape learning, laughing and experiencing all the adventure Monique could offer us. Much appreciated for a wonderful day.
        Written 14 March 2024
      • buttercup5471
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sunrise hike - Lions Head!
        We connected with Lauren through our travel company and were not disappointed. Our guide was Monique and she was wonderful to hike with! She was so knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, the incredible landscapes and kept us safely walking up to the top. She helped me in a few tough spots and guided me where to put my feet and hands to get me there. We had incredible sunset views and had some nice tea and rusks at the top. Definitely book - it was one of the best things we did on our month long trip.
        Written 7 March 2024
      • abroadleap
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Stunning views, challenging hikes, and lovely company!
        I had two solo hikes on my 5 days in Cape Town, both with Yvette. The first was Table Mountain, up the Woody Ravine and down Kasteelspoort (~4.5 hours). It was a challenging hike but she keeps your pace and takes breaks often to allow you time to take in the views. We ran into two German tourists who were a bit lost and unprepared and she not only helped them and had them join us for a bit but she also spoke German! She is so kind and knowledgeable about all the things (the trails, plants, animals, city, history, world travels, languages, movies, pop culture…you name it)! She’s a fantastic guide, very personable and fun to spend several hours with hiking through Table Mountain (and she provides tasty snacks!). Due to weather, we had to pivot on the Lion’s Head sunset hike and instead did the Cecilia Forest at the Back Table, which was so completely different from the Camps Bay side of the mountain - very lush woodlands with waterfalls. Both hikes were great!! I would highly recommend using Mother City Hiker as they provide everything you need (backpack, rain jacket, walking sticks, water, snacks, knowledgeable guides, and good fun!).
        Written 4 March 2024
      • 800alyssat
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        We had the most wonderful day hiking table mountain with our guide, Yvette. She picked us up from our hotel in the morning where we discussed the route we would take. She helped us figure out the best hiking path based on our preferences and ability with the weather and wind in mind. Along the hike, Yvette shared insight on the flora and fauna and history of South Africa. We found her to be super knowledgeable and really fun to spend time with. She also brought us jackets and backpacks with water and snacks to help us have an enjoyable and safe hike. She really exceeded expectations in this area also - creating thoughtful drawings on the snack bag and baking homemade brownies for us to enjoy along the way. She also stopped to take our photos many times along the hike which we really appreciated! Highly recommend!
        Written 26 February 2024
      • annmte
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous hikes of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head
        Lauren and Johan were wonderful guides for our Skeleton Gorge route up Table Mtn and sunrise hike of Lion’s Head. They provided everything - transportation, backpacks, snacks, water, even took photos of us on the hike. Very knowledgeable about local flora and fauna as well as history. Given our unfamiliarity with the area and concerns about safety, it was absolutely the way to go. Highly recommend!
        Written 14 February 2024
      • 206corey
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        BEST hiking, guiding experience in and around CT
        Lauren is incredible. Mother City Hiker’s is not the least expensive option, YET still underpriced for the exceptional experience. Knowledge. Safety. Pick-up/Drop-off. And so many small, very cool details. And being out in nature is an experience, and that is what you get with Lauren and her team. Will book again in my next visit, 100%.
        Written 31 January 2024
      • Andrea A
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An unforgettable experience
        Lauren has been the most wonder host for our hike. She is knowledgeable and has the greatest demeanour. So calm and assuring. I am not the fittest or experienced hiker and she showed me many things that will make future hiking so much easier. We went to Silvermine and finished our hike with a beautiful swim in the lake. The landscape and Lauren made this truly an unforgettable experience. I am sure to return and can recommend her and her team the fullest ☺️
        Written 18 December 2023
      • josephsT5002EY
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Solo hike with a local expert!
        My hike with Mother City Hikers was nothing short of amazing. I took a solo hike with Johan, who not only guided me on the hiking route, but taught me so much about the history of the land and nature of the greater Cape Town peninsula. The views were amazing and we even took a breathe and had some Rooibos tea on the mountain. I cannot recommend this experience enough!
        Written 4 December 2023
      • Explore12410819042
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Table Mountain hike
        Great Table Mountain hike with our guide Johan, who was super informed, patient and great at calibrating the right pace for our level of fitness. Definitely recommend the company and especially Johan
        Written 1 December 2023
      • alexsiarab
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Challenging Fun Hike!
        My Husband and I went hiking with Mother City Hikers and had such a rewarding experience. We hiked with Henning and he was the absolute best. So thoughtful and knowledgeable. He had everything prepared for us, walked us through what to expect, made sure we had what we needed to have a good time. My husband and I aren’t super proficient hikers and had only hiked at max half the elevation gain of this route, so it was a decent challenge for us. Henning allowed us to set the pace and kept us learning new things about the route and South Africa in general. This experience made me feel so accomplished and proud. Thanks so much!
        Written 17 November 2023
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      Laurence B
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Solo
      India Venster hike was magic, sensationful, with amazing views. My guide Johan was magic also, encouraging, helping and congratulating me always with natural smile and a lot of kindness. I strongly recommend you to live this sportive experience in safe and warming conditions with Johan and Lauren.
      Written 10 October 2021
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      Thank you! We are so happy you chose to hike and trusted us to do it with. Well done on your accomplishment. We were happy to be there with you every step of the way. Stay well and we hope to meet you again soon...
      Written 8 November 2021
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      Sean Collins
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021
      My wife and I knew we wanted to hike Table Mountain during our honeymoon in Cape Town. The India Venster hike and experience so far exceeded our expectations!! The hike was just challenging enough to push us out of our comfort zone. Lauren was a tremendous guide!! She got us through the most challenging sections with ease and always made us feel comfortable and in control. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the terrain and we learned a lot from her about Table Mountain in addition to hiking. She even had champagne ready for us at the top to celebrate finishing our hike. This was an unforgettable experience made even better by Lauren!
      Written 21 November 2021
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      Wow, thank you! So glad to hear your account of our beautiful morning out on the mountain. It was a true pleasure to meet and guide you both. Really well done! Most of all I hope this start to your marriage will help remind you to always go back to nature. It will be your ally in the journey of life you will share. All the very best to you both. We hope to meet again.
      Written 26 November 2021
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      Julianne
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022
      I can not say enough wonderful things about this hike and overall experience. I completed the India Venster route with friends during a two week stay in South Africa and can confidently say that it was one of our favorite memories from our entire trip. Lauren helped tremendously with communication and information prior to our trip and I can't thank her enough for all her kindness and efficiency in planning this hike. Johan was our guide and exceeded all expectations. He was patient, tremendously caring, and gave my group the confidence we needed to complete the hike. I feel so grateful for this opportunity and would highly recommend these hikes to anyone interested. Thank you Johan and Lauren!
      Written 23 August 2022
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      Thank you!! We are so glad you enjoyed the whole experience. It was my pleasure to work with you, and Johan's pleasure to guide you. We absolutely LOVE what we do. Thank you for choosing us, and for taking the time to write about your experience. It is really nice to hear what you thought about it all. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
      Written 24 August 2022
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      Ramina G
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Solo
      I had the most incredible time on this tour. Johan is so full of knowledge, patient, encouraging and truly made this experience unforgettable. Everything was seamless from the hotel pickup, to the dropoff, to the climb. I would absolutely recommend Johan and Laurent to anyone looking to have an incredible experience climbing Table Mountain, and would book again with them next time I am in CapeTown.
      Written 5 March 2024
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      Thank youuuuu. What a pleasure to was to meet you and have you with us. Johan is wonderful and I am so glad got your own private tour (which is how we do it). It sounds like you had a very special day out together. Thank you for noticing how seamless it was from start to finish. We really like to make sure our guests (YOU) feel well taken care of. It is important so you can relax and enjoy the experience fully. All the best and can't wait to have you back again.
      Written 8 March 2024
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      Francesca S
      23 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Before coming to Cape Town, I knew I wanted to attempt to climb table mountain but I was very nervous, not being much of a climber. I’m so glad I found this company and Lauren, my guide. She talked me through every step of the way, all while teaching me about the flora and fauna of the area. Although it was definitely challenging, I was grateful to Lauren for helping me conquer this. 100% recommend her - just do it!
      Written 16 June 2021
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      Thank you! What a pleasure it was to share the mountain with you. You were well prepared and you took every step on your own. You should be very proud of your accomplishment. I am thankful you found me to be calming, helpful and encouraging. Thank you for your interest in all the little tidbits along the way too! A true pleasure to meet you. I hope we will meet again. Many, many thanks!
      Written 16 June 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Riotousreverie
      Toronto, Canada1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022 • Couples
      This experience was truly one of the highlights of our trip and that was all thanks to Lauren and Mothercity Hikers. While we have a decent level of fitness, we are not experienced hikers and we really wanted to climb to the top of Table Mountain. The morning spent with Lauren surpassed all my expectations - incredible views, lots of informative facts about the land, sense of adventure scaling rocky cliffs and a huge feeling of accomplishment having completed a physically challenging feat. All of this at a manageable pace and with knowing we can relax and enjoy the morning because we were benefitting from Lauren’s expert guidance of the best routes and techniques. Lauren took loads of pictures for us and added persona touches to made the hike extra special. It is an experience I would always remember and treasure. Thank you Lauren!
      Written 23 March 2022
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      Thaaaaaank youuuuuu! It was a beautiful morning spent together. I treasured our time together and hope to meet you both once again. Congratulations on your accomplishment and for boosting your confidence out there as well! You did really well. Thanks for sharing your experience here. I appreciate it very much. Keep well and stay in touch!
      Written 28 March 2022
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      djgottschalk
      Houston, TX, USA5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      Monique was incredible as a private guide for my wife and I to explore the india venster route up Table Mountain. She was knowledgeable, fun, and kept us pushing ourselves at a comfortable limit. Hiking with her was one of the highlights of our trip! Would absolutely recommend and do it again. Lauren (the owner) was incredibly flexible and helpful to ensure we went up on the best day possible for great views and a wonderful experience.
      Written 4 December 2023
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      Thank you for sharing about your experience. Wonderful to hear that our hike was one of your highlights! It was a pleasure liaising with you to ensure the trip was just perfect. Very happy to hear that Monique was great-she is amazing- and that you'd do it again. Can't wait to connect again next time. All the best!
      Written 9 December 2023
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      Christine T
      Lake in the Hills, IL60 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Absolutely incredible day! Lauren had everything planned with every need! (Lucky because our luggage was lost!)

      She could not be more passionate about this mountain and all that resides on it. I felt completely cared for, safe, and it was a pleasure to not have to worry if I was still on the path!

      This is the way to go when hiking Table Mountain!

      Thank you, Lauren for making this trip so special! I'll never forget this day!
      Written 22 July 2023
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      Thank YOU for making it happen, too! It was a true pleasure to spend mountain time together and all that comes with it. I appreciate your enthusiasm and for sharing your thoughts about your time out there. Thank you for the inspiration and aliveness you brought to the day. All the very best and let's keep in touch :)
      Written 23 July 2023
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      yzhao28
      Washington DC, DC14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Friends
      Lauren is a fantastic guide. One of our friends has poor eye sight. Laurent guided him throughout the hike with care and professionalism. We had an amazing day climbing up and down the mountain. We can't wait to return and hike more routes with her.
      Written 10 December 2023
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      Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet and guide you recently. Thank you so much for making time for a hike and for sharing your experience here. I am looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
      Written 14 December 2023
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      Eileen R
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022 • Couples
      Lauren led us on an exhilarating morning hike. She had so much knowledge to share about the vegetation and CapeTown. She had special places to stop for stunning views, snacks and beautiful animal spirit cards to enhance the meaning of your day/hike. She also knew where to take great photos and took pictures along the way for great memories of the hike. Everything made this one of our highlights in Cape Town!!!!
      Written 29 March 2022
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      Thank you for taking the time to share a bit about your experience here. It was such a pleasure to spend time with you both out there. What a day!! Thank you both for your positive and joyous energy. It was a day to remember for sure. I hope the pics always bring back these good feelings and memories of time spent together in nature. They are the best times. Thanks for making time for it while you were here. Many blessings to you both and hope we will get the chance to meet again.
      Written 30 March 2022
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