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Table Mountain Hikes and Climbs

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Tafelberg Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Belle Ombre peak and De Villiers dam via Eagles Nest and on to the back table

You start this hike at the Constantia Neck parking area and ascend up via the path just after you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WernerDalziel
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Brackenfell, South Africa
Great hike, bring water :)

Hike to the top, we did it the other way around and that can't be recommended. Go early in the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
helletvede
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Discover first-hand Table Mountain's hidden secrets! Join me on a personalized guided hike, through slopes of colorful & aromatic flora, alongside fresh mountain streams, through indigenous forest & around uniquely sculpted rocks. Be enchanted by the energetic chirping of sunbirds & invigorated by fresh mountain air. Hikes tailored to suite your level of fitness & sense of adventure. Easy walking trails to off the beaten track scramble routes. I am Robin, a local from Cape Town, a specialist mountain guide, certified & registered with the Department of Environment & Tourism. MY APOLOGIES SUMMER 2015/WINTER 2015 I AM UNAVAILABLE TO MOUNTAIN GUIDE.
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Tafelberg Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You start this hike at the Constantia Neck parking area and ascend up via the path just after you pass the Constantia neck sign. On reaching the first jeep track, go left right to the end. Here you will find a path that leads up...More

Thank WernerDalziel
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Hike to the top, we did it the other way around and that can't be recommended. Go early in the morning, the hike takes about 3 hours and at times it gets very steep. Wear sneakers or hiking boots, bring lots of water and a...More

Thank helletvede
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The India Venster route is great fun, a little challenging in just one or two places, but you don’t have to be super-fit. We were Dad (me) age 55, my son 23 and daughter 21 and we loved it - mainly because we had Darren...More

Thank Ben W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our climb took us 3-4 hours and was worth every step. Great views and beautiful skies. We did see too many hikers walking around with empty water bottles, please come prepared! I brought a Camelbak Hydration Pack at 1L and my husband and I went...More

Thank Blondeee85
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Pretty steep ascent starting from the lower cable car station and up through the Platteklip gorge (around 700 m elevation gain). Time needed: 1h30min normal pace. Then - 10 min to reach the upper cable car station (direction right) or 15-20 min to reach the...More

Thank t_kostyanev
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Plenty of other reviews tell you how rewarding the route is. They are right! Here are some tips, My wife and I (62) are both reasonably fit and we went up on a hot (32*c) day. Starting at 10am. We were advised to take extra...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We walked up Table Mountain in 2.5 hours and it was a brilliant experience for all the family. Definitely tougher than we thought especially as it was pouring with rain and cloudy. No view at the top and was freezing but would still give it...More

Thank Georgie M
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We did it in 3 hours with a fabulous stop at the ‘beach’ at the top it was breathtaking and beautiful and we were blessed with a clear day and a beautiful blue sky. It’s tough that I can assure you and although I am...More

Thank Candice21
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We have been "walking" Smuts track from the kirstenbosch garden. The biggest part of the hike is in shade. It is a realy tough walk. We did not want to go up to table mountains, but the sings were not easy to understand. ThAnks to...More

Thank Nozem6567
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Fred Walters, Glen Roberts and yours truly, Chris McNickle spent a glorious Saturday, October 27, 2017 climbing Table Mountain with Ian Slatem. We hiked for a while in the early morning air while Ian identified flowers and rock formations, named the bays below and peaks...More

Thank cmcnickle
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Menchu L
31 March 2018|
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Response from Candice21 | Reviewed this property |
You can self walk with a map purchased at the entrance to the reserve or you can pay for a guided tour. Entirely up to you. I would suggest you get in touch with the Table Mountain National Park office for further... More
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Response from 54Steve_Gee | Reviewed this property |
This is a non-problem. The only people on the climb are tourists. Hundreds of them!
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