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Cape Town Central

Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town

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    What to Expect
    Get picked up outside your hotel and transported to the foot of Table Mountain where you’ll meet your expert guide. The mountain is not only a symbol of Cape Town, it’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2012.

    After an introduction by your guide to the geologic history of Table Mountain, begin climbing the stone steps to Platteklip Gorge. There will be breaks along the way to catch your breath and admire the views, though your guide will set the pace to ensure enough time to get to the top and back.

    The hike to the top takes approximately 2 hours. This is not a particularly easy route up to the top, but it’s a satisfying accomplishment to reach the summit after winding your way up the dirt paths and stone steps. Along the way, look one way to see Cape Town’s harbor and Robben Island, and the other way to see the mountains continue into the distance.

    Once you reach the top, enjoy some free time to explore the unique plant life and snap photographs before you begin the hike back down to the bottom of the mountain. Back at the base of Table Mountain, climb into the shuttle once again for transport back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town, 1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Should your Hotel not be listed, please contact us so we can confirm if we would be able to pick up and drop off from your hotel.

    Should guests meet at the starting point, guests are to contact us 24 hours prior to departure in order ffor us to provide collection time.
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Hiking clothing and shoes
    • Cable car ticket
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Minimum 2 guests required
    • Please ensure that you wear comfortable walking shoes/clothes, it is also recommended that you bring a sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket as it will be cooler at the summit
    • It is recommended that you bring water with you for the hike (up to 2 litres)
    • It is recommended that you book a "one way down cable way ticket" before the time to avoid the queues on the mountain, should you feel that you will not want to walk back down the mountain after the hike up
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • The hike is weather permitting
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed for its annual maintenance from Monday 08 July 2019 – Sunday 18 August 2019 (inc.). During this period, the tour will include a stop on Signal Hill instead at no extra cost
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Table Mountain is a place must be visited if you are in Cape Town. Unfortunately, we went to the cable car station in a windy day were wind speed was beyond the acceptable limit and they have to stop the operation. However, we enjoyed the view of the city and the nice weather
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    Response from Storyteller778375, Travel Expert at Table Mountain Hike in Cape Town
    Responded Sep 29, 2019
    Hi There Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

    By: Springbok Atlas Day Tours
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    Best afternoon tea ever
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    New York City, New York
    Average commercial tour
    There is nothing particularly wrong with this tour—except being told there was no time to drive through
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    Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Fantastic way to see Cape Town
    We were met by our wonderful guide who took around lots of different places in cape town. We stopped at about 4
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    Soest, The Netherlands
    Amazing tea, nice terrasse, good pianist
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    San Francisco, California
    Do not pay in advance. Dishonest company.
    I was hoping to do an overnight safari and made a reservation/ payments online. But with my air tickets, the day
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    Rens C
    Our tourguide Norman would probably be the nicest guy in Cape Town. You could ask him anything about Cape Town.
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    Tatolo M
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    Impi B
    Pongola, South Africa
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    Very pleasant. Would have liked to be on the tram for a longer period as it is called a Wine Tram tour and you end
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    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
    What a wonderful way to spend a day
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    Be careful about Fraud and thief I encountered a fraud, lost my credit card and R2000 Rand, Guys had security vest
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    Geelong, Australia
    Was good but not worth the money
    We booked the 1.30pm tour. The return cable car tickets aren’t included so on top of the $55 AUD each we had to
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