There are numerous Table Mountain hike routes but we decided on the popular Platteklip Gorge trail, which began about 1km from the cable car and involved 3km of switchbacks to reach the top, followed by a short walk across to the cable car station. Hiking the Platteklip Gorge Trail up Table Mountain
Hiking on Table Mountain is popular amongst locals and tourists, and a number of trails of varying difficulty are available. Because of the steep cliffs around the summit, direct ascents from the city side are limited. Platteklip Gorge, a prominent gorge up the centre of the main table, is a popular and straightforward direct ascent to the summit.
Description: Skeleton Gorge is arguably Table Mountain's most scenic hiking route. While the trails's first half is largely limited to forested ravines, the second half takes in the majority of Table Mountain's floral zones, and offers magnificent panoramic views of Cape Town. The hike takes approximately 6- 8 hours to complete.
Amazing adventure full of epic views was Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town South Africa, Without a Guide. Amazing adventure full of epic views was Hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town South
The General Committee of the Mountain Club of South Africa (GCMC SA) in Cape Town has seen a spike in hike robberies and attacks at the Table Mountain National Park. The organisation has issued a
Hiking up Table Mountain takes between one and four hours depending on your physical condition and assuming you're taking the shortest route, which is the Platteklip Gorge route. Yes, that's a wide range and apparently, that's mostly due to the fact that the hike is rather steep.