PLATTEKLIP GORGE

Grading System:

Routes are graded A, B or C. Grades do not reflect how strenuous a route is, only the technical difficulty. An A-route involves walking, a B-route some scrambling and a C-route more demanding scrambling.

+R500 for the group to have a privately guided hike or R350 single supplement where relevant. Prices are valid until May 1st 2021.

Grade: A+

Price: R1100p/p

Time: 3 to 4 hours

 

What’s included:

 

  • professional mountain guide
  • discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
  • learning about historical reference points
  • safety & route navigation
 
Excluded:
 
  • transport
  • cable car fee (R200)

 

Overview: 

 

This tour is for the hikers who wishes to slow down and fully appreciate the natural surroundings; the flora, fauna and history. It is intimate and personal and focuses on immersion and learning about the Mountain, Cape Town and South Africa.

 

What to expect:

 

This is the oldest, quickest and most direct route up Table Mountain. It is ideal if you are short on time and want to conquer Table Mountain as quickly as you can! The route follows a series of rocky steps up a steep gorge until you reach the top, 1087m later. Along the way you will learn a lot from your expert guide on the flora, fauna and history of Table Mountain as well as some interesting anecdotal stories. You will be afforded amazing views of the City Bowl, surrounding Oceans and Robben Island. Once at the top, there will be the chance to take an extended break and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

 

Fitness required:

 

Whilst Platteklip Gorge involves no height exposure or rock scrambling whatsoever, it is the most direct, and therefore steepest route up Table Mountain demanding a moderate to good level of fitness and endurance.

 

Covid protocols:

 

The risk of outdoors activities, where social distancing is enforced, has been deemed by the WHO as being significantly less than indoors activities. Nonetheless, we place the highest value on our guests’ safety at all times. We walk in small, intimate groups, ensure safe walking distances and promote the use of hand sanitizer and the wearing of masks where necessary.

 

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