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GRading system

Routes are graded A, B or C.

A-route: Walking
B-route: some scrambling
C-route: demanding scrambling

Grades do not reflect how strenuous a route is, only the technical difficulty.

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Some of the hike options within the Table Mountain National Park. Your adventure awaits.

LION'S HEAD​

Grade: A+ (B and c options)
Time: 3.5 hours roundtrip

Basic/moderate fitness level required, with little to no fear of heights, ability to tackle minor rock scrambling & slight exposure.

Lions Head is an epic hike that provides all that Cape Town hiking has to offer- but in a shorter time. The hike starts on a winding jeep track, moves onto some exciting single track and even involves the use of ladders and chains (bolted into the rock face). If you want all the 360 degree views of the City Bowl, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles, but don’t have all the time in the world, then this is the trail for you. Bear in mind, you still have to hike a small mountain. 

Platteklip Gorge

Grade: A
Time: 2.5 to 3 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved.

This is the oldest, quickest and most direct route up Table Mountain. It is a wonderful hike yet bear in mind that due to its popularity, the trail will have many other avid hikers on it. The route follows a series of rocky steps up a steep gorge with little shade until you reach the top. You will be afforded amazing views of the City Bowl, surrounding Oceans and Robben Island. Once at the top, you will have the option to trek to the highest point on Table Mountain- Maclears Beacon, or head straight to the Cable Car.

Skeleton Gorge

Grade: A+
Time: 5 to 6 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required. No heights or exposure, some minor rock scrambling.

Starting in the famous Kirstenbosch Gardens this route heads through lush indigenous forest (a welcome break from the sun), and ascends gradually up the mountain with the chance to climb a series of ladders and scramble over a section of rock boulders. The route takes hikers to the iconic Hely-Hutchinson reservoir (dam), with beach-like sand around it. Optional trek to Maclears Beacon available. Views of False Bay, the Southern Suburbs, the City Bowl, Lions Head and surrounding oceans can be expected.

India Venster

Grade: B
Time: 3 to 4 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required, with little to no fear of heights, ability to tackle moderate rock scrambling & moderate exposure.

This route is for the more adventurous, brave at heart souls. If you are an experienced hiker and have a taste for risk then this might be the hike for you. The hike follows an interesting route up Table Mountain where there are parts of exposure and scrambling so this hike is not recommended for those with a fear of heights. It is a thrilling experience climbing Table Mountain up this route and not soon to be forgotten. Amazing views of the city, Lions Head and 12 Apostles can be seen on this route.

KASTEELSPOORT

Grade: A+
Time: 4 hours

Moderate/good fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved.

 This is a fantastic hike for those wanting to escape the crowds of more popular routes up Table Mountain. We start from the Camps Bay side and head up one of the deep and epic ravines known as Kasteelspoort way. Beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean below and Lions Head can be had and, once on top, there is the opportunity to visit the Old Cableway and take a picture at the famous ‘Springboard rock’. This is a favourite amongst hikers to Cape Town. 

PIPETRACK

Grade: A
Time: 3 hours roundtrip

Basic fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved whatsoever.

If you prefer a simple stroll rather than a strenuous slog up and down the mountain, then a walk along the famous Pipetrack is for you. The route takes hikers on a pleasant hike below the iconic 12 Apostles with the well-known Camps Bay on the right; amazing views and photo opportunities are to be had with plenty of beautiful resting spots available. This route is mainly level and includes a trip up to an interesting cave with incredible views of Lions Head.

SUMMIT WALK

Grade: A
Time: 3 hours

Basic fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved whatsoever.

If you want the photo for the folks back home but not the slog up Table Mountain, then a pleasant stroll along the summit is for you. We will take the cable car up and walk along the top towards Maclears Beacon- the highest point on the mountain at 1,085m. We will then hike back along the ‘front’ edge of the mountain allowing hikers views of the City Bowl and harbour below. This hike naturally places a greater focus on the history of Cape Town and also on the rich flora and fauna that abounds here.

NEWLANDS FOREST​

Grade: A
Time: 4 hours

Basic fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved whatsoever.

This is a slower and more soulful nature walk; an opportunity to really immerse oneself in the sights, sounds and smells of one of the most beautiful forested regions in the Cape floral kingdom; the Newlands Forest. Our walk will start from the iconic Rhodes Memorial and wind its way through the Afromontane forest ending in the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens. Once in the gardens there will be time to relax and have a light snack and drink before exploring everything this beautiful gem has to offer.

DEVILS PEAK​

Grade: A
Time: 4 to 5 hours

Basic fitness level required. No heights, rock scrambling or exposure involved whatsoever.

Devil’s Peak forms part of the mountainous backdrop to Cape Town and, looking from the city upwards, is the towering spire left of Table Mountain itself. There are many adventurous routes up this mountain yet ours starts at the base of Tafelberg road and zigzags it’s way gloriously all the way to the summit. This hike is more forgiving than many routes on Table Mountain and, once at the summit, hikers are afforded some incredible views of not only the surrounding oceans and city, but also Newlands forest right out to Constantia. This is a slightly easier hike but there is no cable car so a trek back down is in order!