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.