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Platteklip Gorge - Walk in Africa
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Walk in Africa / Platteklip Gorge

Platteklip Gorge

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Platteklip is the oldest, safest and quickest route up Table Mountain. 

These factors also make it the most popular route. It is a great route with fascinating historical anecdotes, interesting and beautiful plants as well as superb views. If you have limited time in Cape Town but want to hike up this magical, iconic mountain, then Platteklip is the route for you. Descend via Cable Car (weather permitting).

Difficulty: Anyone with a modicum of fitness can manage this steep ascent. It is a great family activity, providing a massive sense of achievement for everyone.


The operation of the cablecar is dependent on wind strength. On occasions when the cablecar is not operating, clients may walk up AND down. Bear in mind that this requires a greater degree of fitness and is demanding on the knees. Also the hike will then take about 4 – 5 hours as apposed to just the 2.5 hour ascent time.

Everyone walks at a different pace. The durations indicated are averages.

The temperature at the top of the mountain is generally about 5°C lower than the temperature at the start.

We will proceed with this trip in wind and rain. Please check the weather and let us know 24 hours before the tour whether you will be coming.

Snack pack includes: bottled water, choc & peanuts/raisins

*Minimum of two people

Email for a quote – reservations@walkinafrica.com

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  • Departure
    Lower Cable Station
  • Departure Time
  • Return Time
  • Dress Code
    Please bring a windbreaker or fleece along.
  • Include
    Snack Pack
    Fully Guided Tour
  • Not Included
    Packed Lunch
    Tickets / Entry Fees

Tour Location

Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain

Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town

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