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Platteklip Gorge

Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, Table Mountain National Park 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
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a great hike to the top of table mountain. a few different trails and def requires some athletic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WTH9
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Platteklip Gorge Climb!

As a relatively fit mid-thirties man this was a great climb to do. After a walk up to the start of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DTraveller81
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London, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, Table Mountain National Park 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great hike to the top of table mountain. a few different trails and def requires some athletic fitness. start early and avoid the sun. amazing views at the top, bring plenty of water

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a relatively fit mid-thirties man this was a great climb to do. After a walk up to the start of the ascent you realise that its very direct up the gorge, made up[ of some large steps, boulders and rocks [think taking two to...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a deceiving endless rock/ gorge climb. Carry lots of water and snacks on hot days. Great that the path for hikers is clearly demarcated! Distract yourself by enjoying the views and trying to get the best selfie!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

As a reasonably fit female in my late fifties I expected this to be challenging and it was, but only because it is quite steep in parts and not straightforward path or steps. However, if you are reasonably fit and well prepared (layers as it...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Platteklip gorge presents one of the easier ways to climb Table Mountain. Sadly, some people seem unable to take their litter home and we were saddened to see a lot of trash - plastic bottles, paper tissues etc, strewn along the trail to the top.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Good route up Table Mountain if a little challenging. Basically lots of uneven height steps - harder for those with short legs. Make sure you take water. Great views and well worth the visit

Thank PhilT3m
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Just make sure to turn around see the wonderful town view behind you from time to time, because you will be looking at quite a steep rocky climb for 2+h until hitting the peak and getting the majestic, 360 birds-eye view of the ocean,12 apostles...More

Thank Natia K
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible way to the top of table mountain instead of taking the cable car. Climb is tough and took us about 4hrs up and down with a coffee at the top. Highly recommend taking a warm top with you as it's quite chilly at the...More

Thank Matthew V
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great and safe route to climb.You can climb for free or with a guide.Every Tuesday you can climb with Bazz tours for 1 South African Rand with a free tour guide.Just leave a tip at the end.Awesome experience. Not an easy climb beware.

Thank Pieter E
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a tough climb, doable but be prepared with good footwear and plenty of water. Also, start early! We started around 710am and reached the summit around 830am. The gorge provides ample photo opportunities of Cape Town and also straight up the side of...More

Thank MFC31
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Utkarsh R
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Response from Adrianamartini | Reviewed this property |
Hi And I apologise for never answering as I have been out of action. I hope your trip and climb was successful and I am sure you found that you definitely did not need special clothing. Finding the start to Platteklip is... More
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pooh84
3 April 2017|
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Response from Evan B | Reviewed this property |
As much as I encourage exposing children to new experiences, table mountain is still a mountain and thus a dangerous place for children. Platteklip Gorge is far more strenuous than Lions Head and I would never take a small... More
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