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Hike Table Mountain

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25 St John's Wood, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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India Venster

I read a lot about this route before booking this hike for my husband and myself. We wanted the... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Crellins
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Douglas, Isle of Man
Amazing views and Learning Experience

Hiked with Mike on the India Venster trail last week. Views were spectacular. Even on a cloudy day... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
canadiantraveler8726
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Canada
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Hike Table Mountain is an owner-operated mountain guiding business specializing in hikes and climbs on Table Mountain and around Cape Point. A passion for nature and mountains coupled with a commitment to service excellence lies at the heartbeat of what we do, ensuring you get the ultimate mountain experience. Run by qualified, accredited, attentive and highly-experienced mountain guides. All hikes and climbs are customized to suit your level of fitness and sense of adventure. We are the only guiding company offering hikes up all routes on Table Mountain. Whether you are a first-time hiker or seasoned trekker, adrenalin junky or nature lover, we make sure you get the experience you are looking for.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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25 St John's Wood, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

I read a lot about this route before booking this hike for my husband and myself. We wanted the challenge and achievement but have no scrambling experience at all. All the advice was that it was achievable as long as you are reasonably fit so...More

1  Thank Crellins
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Hiked with Mike on the India Venster trail last week. Views were spectacular. Even on a cloudy day, there is plenty to see on the mountain. The flora and fauna is so unique and Mike explained so much. The hike starts early so that the...More

Thank canadiantraveler8726
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

Hedre carefully and skilfully guided us up this sometimes technical ascent (total vertical around 700 metres). She knows the mountain well and gave us lots lots of information about the flora and fauna, the mountain itself and the amazing views we had of our surroundings....More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

To begin with, I was slightly apprehensive about the India Venster climb as from the cable car station it looks pretty much vertical, but Mike, our guide, put those fears to rest without making it any less exciting. The first third of the climb is...More

1  Thank Tom J
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Best part of our trip! This is a 'must' when you visit Cape Town. Although you can take the cable car to the top, you should definitely hike. It makes the experience so much more worthwhile. You will definitely need a certain level of fitness,...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I did the Platteklip Gorge route with Lynette this morning and had an amazing time! From booking to pick up to the hike itself and beyond, everything was so easy and professional. At first, I was a little worried about my ability to do the...More

1  Thank littlewanderer7
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

For me this was one of the highlights in Cape Town. Myself and my partner are not experienced hikers and so opted for the Summit Stroll - a 2.5 hour hike around the summit of the mountain. For us this was the best option as...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

While this is slightly on the pricey side of things to do, I would say it’s definitely worth it. Our guide was Lynette who was fantastic. She had a huge amount of knowledge of the mountain and Cape Town in general! She picked us up...More

Thank Alan F
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It was a wondrous experience, and Liesl was an incredible and very knowledgeable guide. Beyond the spectacular views, learning about the flora and fauna of the mountain from her was fantastic. Mike was very helpful and patient in selecting an appropriate hike route and booking...More

Thank VauKV
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We went up India Venster with the amazing Darren yesterday. Darren was brilliant and gave us plenty of time for pictures and to take in the incredible views! Highly recommend.

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Imran M
20 February 2018|
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Response from Riaan V | Property representative |
Hi Imran. Duration depends on route, ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 hours.
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Brenda W
8 December 2017|
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Response from Riaan V | Property representative |
Hi Brenda. Cost is R1200 pp excl cable car descent (R150 pp) for 2 people. Duration is about 4 hours.
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Brenda W
6 December 2017|
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Response from P2573CFmichaelp | Reviewed this property |
Brenda, Here is the contact info. If he runs and hikes and can go up stairs he will be fine. They take it slow. It does have some scrambling and a little cardio but I am 53 and I had NO issues at all. Hike Table Mountain... More
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