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Table Mountain Half Day Hike: Platteklip Gorge provided by Wild Things Outdoor

Table Mountain Half Day Hike: Platteklip Gorge

Table Mountain Half Day Hike: Platteklip Gorge
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
From the start of Platteklip Gorge Trail, you will meet your guide and have a short briefing After this, you will begin your zig-zag your way up the fastest route to the top of Table Mountain. Take it at your own pace as this is the shortest way up but rather steep. There are no cliffs and drops below you though. Take many stops to take photos, drink water, eat snacks and to learn about the fauna, flora, and history of the area with your passionate, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Your guide will show you the secret places to take the best photos. Once you get to the top of the trail your guide will show you around the tabletop summit stopping for fauna, flora, and panorama. There are bathrooms and a cafe at the summit if you wish to refresh and refuel. After you have explored you may enjoy the cable car ride back down, weather permitting.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 68625P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
One Way Cable Car Fee • Transport
Duration
4h
Departure details
Platteklip Gorge Starting Point, Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Meet at the start of the trail next to the wooden hut on Tafelberg Road.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
One Way Cable Car Fee • Transport
Departure details
Platteklip Gorge Starting Point, Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 8001, South Africa Meet at the start of the trail next to the wooden hut on Tafelberg Road.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Dress code is sports/hiking gear, comfortable walking shoes and a warm top
Please bring a sufficient amount of water in your backpack
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum age is 10 years
Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival
Activity is weather dependent
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 10 travelers

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Jayne M
Back, Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom8 contributions
Can't recommend this hike highly enough - highlight of our trip
Jan 2020
This was an AMAZING experience with our SUPERB guide Fatima. My husband and I are so thankful we got to spend the morning with such a knowledgeable, experienced and friendly guide. It was wonderful. We booked the hike a couple of days beforehand and must admit we were a bit disappointed to wake up and find a really murky, misty day. However, once we started the hike we realised that it was actually seriously beautiful and a much better hike than if it had been in blaring sunshine. The mist and clouds added so much atmosphere - and I would say added to the experience. It also meant the trail wasn't as busy as usual, even in high season in January in Cape Town! We saw beautiful flora and fauna, as well as those cute little furry things on the top. Having hiked up the mountain for about 2 hours, it was a relief to get to the top and spend some time wondering around before getting the cable car down. We spent 10 days in Cape Town doing LOADS of stuff and we both agree that this was the absolute HIGHLIGHT of our holiday! A MUST DO!!!!!
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
WildThingsOutdoor
Thank you for your review Jayne. Our guided experiences are just what you describe, making the most of all conditions. Our guides are the best at providing an awesome experience no matter the context. We strive for continuous guiding excellence. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you again. Safe travels!
Written January 11, 2020
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BLindeman
2 contributions
AMAZING EXPERIENCE - Will book again with Stuart when returning to South Africa!!!
Mar 2019 • Couples
I also usually do not do reviews, but I cannot say enough great things about our experience with Stuart as a guide (also owner of Wild Things Outdoor)! We booked 2 hikes with him through TripAdvisor, taking a leap of faith on reviews. It was the single BEST EXPERIENCE of our trip!!!

Stuart takes the time to get to know his guests, and customized our conversation on the hikes to move toward things that we are interested in (science & nature), and I am convinced he would have easily been able to do the same for those interested in history or other areas. He is incredibly knowledgeable and thorough and I know our trips up the mountain wouldn't have been nearly as enjoyable without his expertise!

I'm also delighted to say that the photos that he graciously took of us climbing and some at the summit of Table Mountain and Lion's Head ended up being some of the best of the entire trip!

If I haven't yet convinced you, don't go any further, just book a trip with him - you won't regret it! We will certainly be hiring him again on any return trip to South Africa, as he's even willing to travel to other locations outside of Cape Town. Can't wait!
Written March 30, 2019
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infoK9842UV
Thank you for your kind review Brenessa. It was an absolute pleasure. I do hope you cherish the memories and that I am able to guide you again in the future.
Written April 21, 2019
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K C Loh
3 contributions
Highly Recommended experience with Wild Things Outdoor
Dec 2018 • Solo
After the hiking experience, I am very thankful that I was assigned to Stuart (guide and owner of Wild Things Outdoor) when I booked for guided Table Mountain Hike via Viator booking site. Stuart is a very personable, accommodating, and highly professional guide and this makes the whole experience so much more treasured and memorable than hiking up on one's own. I would definitely check up for Stuart from Wild Things Outdoor if I ever return to Cape Town! Likewise, I sincerely conveyed to Stuart that I will entertain him as a friend if he visits Singapore.
Written December 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Keh Chuan. I hope you are doing well in Singapore. I hope to visit someday! Thank you so much for the kind review. It was a very memorable day with you. Well done on the awesome accomplishment of hiking Table Mountain, the 7th new natural wonder of our world. Being a guide is more than just keeping guests safe and showing them the way, it is bringing the environment to life and creating memories to last you a lifetime. Thank you again and hope to see you again. Safe travels!
Written May 28, 2019
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Adonna T
1 contribution
HIGHLIGHT of my Cape Town trip!! MUST DO!!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Guys, I don’t generally do reviews! However, I must give credit where it is due!

I recently returned from a 2-week trip to S. Africa.

There were a lot of “first times” for me on this journey, one of which was visiting Cape Town.

Table Mountain was definitely top of my list. And, to hike to the top!

Let me just say, Stuart went ABOVE & BEYOND to make this happen for me!!

I didn't book in advance, but instead called directly to Wild Things Outdoor on the day of. Thankfully, Stuart didn't turn me away. In fact, he gladly reached out to one of his guides, Gregory, who was available within hours to do the hike with me.

I did have some initial issues with getting my credit card to work for transactions in the country, but Stuart was incredibly patient and supportive. Including several phone calls and extra emails until I got everything sorted out.

That's what I call service!

Gregory, my personal guide, reached out to coordinate/communicate and picked me up (as well as dropped me off after the hike) at my Cape Town Air BnB. He was super knowledgeable of the area, Table Mountain and I truly felt like I was hiking with a long-time friend.

Because it actually rained the morning of the hike, there were hardly any other hikers on the trail!! Couldn't have been more perfect to enjoy that beauty without many distraction.

As we reached the summit, after 3 hours of taking in the already spectacular views, the Sun came out and I got the most unbelievable photos!

I would wholeheartedly recommend Stuart & Wild Things! And, I will most definitely use them for any upcoming trips!

Thank you so much, Stuart & Gregory, for taking the best care of me!!!

I so look forward to seeing you again very soon!
Written September 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your kind review Adonna. We only use passionate and knowledgeable guides at Wild Things Outdoor. Our mission is to create an experience that values priceless memories. We are happy that we could tailor this experience for your memories. Looking forward to seeing you back in the future. Safe travels!
Written September 19, 2018
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Nicole D
52 contributions
Unbeatable experience with Nadia!
May 2018 • Couples
After much debate, we decided to hire a guide to go up the Platteklip Gorge to enhance our experience. I reached out to Wild Things Outdoor and booked our tour. Unfortunately Stuart, the owner, was sick that morning but he quickly jumped into action and arranged for one of his other guides to guide us up the mountain. Nadia met us at our hotel and from the start of our tour we felt comfortable, at ease, and as if we were just spending the day with a friend! She told us all about the mountain, the surrounding areas, and we had a fantastic chat the entire way up the mountain while taking in the views. She managed our expectations throughout the climb, offered encouragement, and in general was very pleasant to hike with. We reached the top and she again told us that we did a great job and we finished with a high five. My parents met us at the top (as only my husband and I did the climb), and Nadia went down just before us so that she could grab the car and meet us at the bottom to drive us back to the hotel---a gesture definitely appreciated as we were exhausted from the hike! Overall we found Wild Things Outdoor to be professional, well priced, and honestly passionate people about what they do. We're happy we found them to hike with and would highly recommend them!
Written May 27, 2018
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Dear Nicole, Thank you for your review. We strive to do the best we can to make our guests' adventure as memorable as possible. I am glad you were able to experience this first hand. Our guides embrace the passion for guiding and the knowledge that comes with it to provide you with a safe and fun experience. Adventure is a way of life for us and we are so glad that you were inspired. We hope to see your family again. Safe Travels, Stuart
Written May 28, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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MayeGarcia44
MayeGarcia44
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The best tour of my life.
Magic place, and unic. Thanks Bander Atta for this tour was amazing this guy has to much knowledge he knows perfect
Culture668074
Culture668074
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Amazing
Stu was an excellent guide. He was so informative and great with fun facts. The hike itself may be challenging for
Alba C
Alba C
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Lion's Head Dawn Hike
One of the best things I done in Cape Town. The view was Amazing! I'll do it again, of course. In my opinion it's
karlkroft
karlkroft
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Amazing Hike
Myself and four friends had an amazing experience on this hike. Our tour guide, Fati, was knowledgeable, funny and
caroline1122020
caroline1122020
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Magic Moments
We did a sunrise hike, meaning we started while it was still dark and arrived at the top in time to see the sun ris
JesCoates2417
JesCoates2417
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Amazing Sunset Hike
We did a sunset hike of Lion’s Head with Stewart on our first anniversary! Stewart was flexible, fun, and so knowle
438GaryS438
438GaryS438
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A fantastic hike and great company
A wonderful evening hike. Situ was great with my wife who was a little nervous of the climb, but he kept her calm a
AhmedAlSadi2020
AhmedAlSadi2020
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Amazing experience!
The view was just amazing! Our guide was great, very proffesional and provided with a lot of information throughout
Climber435462
Climber435462
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A day hike up to Table mountain with the family
An absolutely memorable hike with Stuart, who besides being a fabulous guide up the mountain has a wealth of knowle
turnie69
turnie69
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Lions Head Hike
The hike was beautiful. One of the best views in the cape, especially around sunset. 10/10 recommend
mattbeauchamp
mattbeauchamp
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Amazing!
Definitely the best experience during our trip to south africa and easily in my top 5 life experiences of all time.
780reeda
780reeda
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Incredible - highly recommend!
This was one of the highlights of my trip to Cape Town. Fatima (my guide) was superb. She was on time, very friend
GjMart08
GjMart08
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WTO General Feedback (Joined Multiple Tours)
I was referred to Wild Things Outdoor (and Stu) by strong recommendation from a colleague who he had guided on a pr
717coreys
717coreys
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Awesome Trip
Must do in the Cape. Stu is very knowledgeable and adds great value to the overall experience. Would highly recomme
dxing
dxing
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Lion head hike
How about just family as a selection? Stewart was a wonderful host. Even though we didn't make it to the top and h
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