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Wonderful views

This isn't an easy hike but well worth it, took us about 1hr45 to the top. Definitely take sun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lizzie D
London, United Kingdom
The easiest trail to the top of Table Mountain

Easy trail to reach the top of the Table Mountain. It takes about 2.5 hours. The trail is full of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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 1 week ago via mobile

The Platteklip Gorge walking route is a very steep climb of almost all rock steps all the way to the top. You need to be extremely fit to do this walk. I needed to stop multiple times and there are very few places you can...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't an easy hike but well worth it, took us about 1hr45 to the top. Definitely take sun cream and lots of water. Taking the hike at a reasonably slow pace is a great excuse to keep looking back at views over Cape Town....More

Thank Lizzie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy trail to reach the top of the Table Mountain. It takes about 2.5 hours. The trail is full of rocks but not hard. The views on top worth the climbing!

Thank RotemN19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although this is the "easiest" way to walk to the top, it is not as easy as it sounds. Take water, hat and sunscreen if the sun is out and take your time! It certainly is worth it when you get to the top. This...More

Thank fcoirier
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The Table Mountain is a must when you are in Cape Town. Platteklip is "the easiest and most direct route to the summit and therefore also the most popular". The easiest, OK, easy, definitely NO. Be ready for intense, steep 2 - 3 hours hike,...More

Thank MarekVJ
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This route, probably the longest staircase in Africa, is a unique experience. Rising from the city below your heels, you ascend between cliffs that gradually close in on either side until you emerge on top of the broad plateau summit of one of the most...More

Thank rikdedecker
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The trail is average difficulty, but with amazing views. Don't forget to take at least 2L of water, and do not carry unnecessary weight. And keep your hands free!

Thank Rehman A
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Platteklip Gorge is the most straight-forward climb up Table Mountain. It can be done in about 2 hours, and, once on top of the mountain, one can travel back down in the cable car for free!

Thank KeithKovachi
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Good Sunday morning work out. Platteklip Gorge is one of the most challenging hikes up the mountain but also one of the best & most popular hikes up the mountain

Thank jeromekoeries
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Hard work, 4 seasons in one day, beautiful, be prepared, wear the right shoes, carry water, wear quick drying clothes, have something warm and water proof, carry sunscreen

Thank Debbie W
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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
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