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Address: Tafelberg Road, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Discover first-hand Table Mountain's hidden secrets! Join me on a...

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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Challenging but Gorgeous Skeleton Gorge Route Hike

Finding a map to this trail at the botanical gardens, where you start, was impossible. We needed to ask ground staff which direction to walk in just to find the start of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dubai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Finding a map to this trail at the botanical gardens, where you start, was impossible. We needed to ask ground staff which direction to walk in just to find the start of the trail. Once at the start, there was also no signage as to which trail we were doing....until it was too late. We had already done the slippery... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I last walked up the Pletteklip Gorge 18 years ago in Winter. It was quite warm then, so I prepared well for a summer ascent. We are both in our early 60s and reasonable fit. It took us, with two 10 minute stops for drinks and snacks, 1hr 57mins from the road. We started at 0930 and it was already... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Easy if you're relatively fit, difficult if you're not. If it's windy at the trail head, the cable car may close due to high wind (> 25km/hr) while you are hiking up the trail so don't depend on using the cable car to get down so be prepared. Take water and a warm sweater as it can be chilly at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My wife and I hiked the India Venster trail. The views and experience of climbing the mountain are so much better going up via a climb compared to just the cable-car. If you have time, and ability I highly recommend doing this climb. The views are absolutely amazing. We found it to be challenging but very enjoyable. We started at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Hiked up as the cable car was closed. In my hotel receptionist's words 'my Grandma could hike up there, no worries'. This is completely wrong - I later found out she'd never done it herself. It's an enjoyable but at times challenging hike - but it's definitely a hike not a walk. Suitable clothing, footwear and supplies should be carried... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was probably the most difficult hike my friend and I have ever attempted. We started from Kirstenbosch gardens via Skeleton Goege. It's absolutely stunning and very rewarding when you get to the top. We initially hiked up to find the secret lake that our friends told us about but we walked all over and couldn't find it. The hike... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We accessed the mountain from Newlands Forest, which is in the Southern Suburbs. The view of Table Mountain from this side is, in my opinion, much prettier than the internationally recognised view. You will need to wear decent walking shoes and ensure you have drinking water with you lest you find yourself dehydrating along the way. We packed a little... More 

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This city is all about outdoor activity. If you get bored im CT, you have some issues eheheheheh ;) Perfect city for nature lovers. Simply amazing, joyful, vibrante ... ! In love with her. Table Mountain trails are amazing. Some are easy, others aren't but the views, the surroundings make you wanna go till the end, no matter what.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

My first trip to Cape Town and a must to see Table Mountain. My concierge at the hotel suggested I walk the Platteklip Gorge route up and then take the cableway down. The Platteklip Gorge route is just over 3km long (3.15km as measured by map my run app) and as a first timer I did it it 1hr 24m,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Four of us did this hike, started at 9:30am. Sun was just beginning to get intense and well before we reached the top it was very hot. So start early if you wan to avoid some of the heat. The hike itself is very strenuous as everyone else as mentioned. It starts out not to bad they gets more and... More 

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