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Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down
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Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down

By The Cape Town Local
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$83.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$83.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 10-75, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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  • National Park fees
  • Snacks
  • Fruit
  • Transport by private vehicle (if selected at additional cost)
What's not included
  • Cable Car Ticket down
  • Bottled water


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide your pick-up address upon booking. Pick-up will be in a white VW minivan
  • 393X+V3 Cape Town, 393X+V3R Cape Town, South Africa Turn onto Tafelberg (Table Mountain) Road from Kloof Nek and follow the winding road up towards the Cable car. Park your car at the parking area on the last bend before reaching the cableway. If you've reached the Lower Cableway Station, you have gone about 500m too far.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105071P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You need to have a basic level of fitness and comfortable with heights
  • A fair amount of steep, rocky uphill hiking is involved
  • Wear a descent pair of walking/hiking shoes
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Bring water (1.5 Litres - 50 Oz)
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down?
Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down price starts from $83.00. Discover and book Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down on Tripadvisor
What is the Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down cancellation policy?
Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down?
Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down is hosted by The Cape Town Local. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Cape Town Local on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h 30m. Discover and book Table Mountain Adventurous Hike & Cable Car Down on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 105071P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

heathstuder
heathstuder
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must do
of all the activities we did during our Cape Town adventure, hiking to the top of Lions Head w Tauriq to watch the
tinabA1033UW
tinabA1033UW
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Amazing once in a lifetime hike
Host was amazing (could not have done the hike in the dark without him). He had everybody's safety front of mind
Jennifer_Dtz
Jennifer_Dtz
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Amazing Trip
We had an great experience with our Guide Idrees, who takes aleyas care of us. The sunrise from the Lions Head is a
tommytholley
tommytholley
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Exhausting but fun and beautiful experience
Definitely not for people who's out of shape. But if you're in decent shape, definitely try it. You will not be dis
minolip76
minolip76
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Breathtaking!
This was such a great experience. We did this as a family of 4 with one of my son who has a fear of heights. Idrees
drmetter
drmetter
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Stunning views with a wonderful guide
Our group of four was excited for this hike. Our guide, Idrees, was wonderful. The experience exceeded our expectat
Tourist305262
Tourist305262
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Solo girl - safe experience!
It was amazing, it felt safe. Tauriq is very nice guide and give me the best hiking reassurance. Excellent knowled
Colette W
Colette W
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Great hike, experienced and capable guide
Highly recommend! Tauriq is an experienced and enthusiastic guide. He has hiked this area thousands of times! He h
80jordane
80jordane
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Great hike with a view
Hotel pick up was convenient being a solo traveler and enjoyed the hike with other travelers. Our fitness levels we
maravX15ZJ
maravX15ZJ
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Best experience
Went hiking with my sister. We had the best experience! Tauriq is such a lovely and intelligent guide. He tells you
656andrab
656andrab
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Lion’s Head
I have to say, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The hike itself was challenging (as I am a
ninaE75789
ninaE75789
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A Must Do Experience
An amazing hike for a beginner like me. My guide, Tauriq, was extremely knowledgeable and made the hike pure fun w
51martynak
51martynak
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Great hike
We did the Lion Mountain hiking with Tauriq and we had great time! He was very knowledgeable about the city and sha
sarahcR1110YK
sarahcR1110YK
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Great experience
Easy to arrange, well organised m, no issues and a great experience with home made treats as the sun goes down.
V5076NEnicolar
V5076NEnicolar
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Lion’s Head Sunset Hike - Incredible !
Incredible hike and the guide was so knowledgeable! Thank you! It was a beautiful route and the guide was always
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sramon331
Spain5 contributions
Get ready for an extraordinary experience led by Miles, an exceptionally experienced guide. He effectively communicated prior to the event, including what to bring to be best prepared. Prior to our ascent, he explained safety protocols, as well as, what we might expect from the mountain conditions. His generosity included bringing light snacks and delicious hot tea for our break. Miles was encouraging, motivating and helpful throughout the entire hike. Thank you, Miles!

Our day started with an early 5:45 am meet up. Don’t be put off by the early morning. It is quite a treat to experience the mountain as the day begins to wake up. Additionally, an early morning provides relief from potential heat as the hike progresses. We reached the summit in approximately 4 hours. Slow and steady is the way to go.

The hike, while not long (roughly 5km) was a personal challenge. We warmed up with a combination of level ground and slight incline before moving on to more complex terrain. Be prepared to hike, scramble across and over rocks and climb rock faces. It is quite an exhilarating experience and a personal sense of accomplishment to say the least.

The views are spectacular!! You will not regret taking this route up with the cable car ride down. Additionally, don’t be discouraged by clouds on the base of the mountain. The higher you go, fog and cloud layers can potentially shift, leaving you with grand opening of the skies and incredible views.

Words of advice…dress for a proper hike, layers, protective shoes, water is essential, small backpack to carry items (you’ll need your hands to be free), be open to the challenge and the beauty.

In a nutshell…my body, mind, emotions and spirit were all stimulated, conditioned and awakened on this journey.

Highly recommend this excursion led by Miles and this tour company!
Written March 5, 2023
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alexlT4459KL
2 contributions
Tauriq is not only an incredible guide with expert knowledge of all of Cape Town’s mountains, he makes you feel like the impossible is easy! One step / handhold / ladder / chain / rock at a time and some how you’ll find yourself at the top feeling accomplished for the day! There’s never any doubt with Tauriq leading the way. He literally runs these trails at night so he knows them like they’re his own. Just a lovely person and an even more amazing ultra-marathon trail running athlete. Could not recommend more highly. (Ask about his wife’s cookies also)
Written September 15, 2022
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Sarah
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
I really enjoyed the hikes with Tauriq and recommend him as a guide to anyone visiting Cape Town. He knows the area very well and I learned a lot about the history and some useful things about nature. We went for a sunrise hike on Table Mountain which was incredibly beautiful.
The views made my last weekend in Cape Town memorable and rounded out my time in Cape Town perfectly. Although I don't usually hike much, on these 2 hikes I found my passion for it again
Written May 28, 2022
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Alison A
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Sep 2022
Tauriq was an awesome guide. Despite having various levels of fitness within the people of the group, he managed to take us up the challenging route in a way that met each of our needs and expectations. I would say that I was one of the fitter and faster people and with high expectations so this is high praise.

Despite this being a popular destination, we hardly encountered anyone at all on the way up even though there were many people at the top. If you are looking to get off the beaten track and do some scrabbling along the way, this is your route and Tauriq is your guide! I would definitely use Tauriq as my guide if I am ever in Cape Town again.
Written September 21, 2022
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Shanice B
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend this hike, the more adventurous route with very few tourists. We hiked back down the usual tourist route and the views do not compare! Tauriq, our guide, was great from start to finish. Great communication, gave us an insight in to the local history and supported us throughout the hike and encouraged us to take things at our own pace.
Written August 2, 2022
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Mollie P
9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The walk up the mountain was amazing. Miles was such a lovely welcoming guide, he was generous with information, stories and his tea and sandwiches.
It was chilly in the morning so I suggest wearing thin layers to take off. The pics of people climbing in the advert is what you really do. It's lucky I'm not afraid of heights. It was an exhilarating walk and you get a big sense of achievement at the top. A morning well spent if you have the time! I would recommend!
Written October 18, 2022
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Osas D
3 contributions
Aug 2022
Tauriq is an amazing guide, this is the tour for anyone who wants the scenic route with few tourists. Tauriq is passionate about hiking and it shows in the quality of service he offers. I recommend this experience to anyone who wants an adventurous hike.
Written August 23, 2022
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Brian S
Dallas, TX8 contributions
Jun 2022
Tauriq is an amazing guide and what an experience he offered. I hiked with him up Lions Head and Table Mountain. Two totally different experiences, but two amazing adventures. He is an outstanding guide, and will give you confidence even when hikes get challenging (for those that don’t traditionally hike). He has an amazing perspective of South African history given his background and he was open to sharing personal stories that really made me appreciate him and the culture of the area we were ascending above. Fully recommend, and would trust implicitly no matter the path or trail he recommends. Can’t wait to see him again my next trip to Cape Town.
Written June 10, 2022
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Chu Z
Singapore, Singapore5 contributions
Incredible experience. Can’t believe we hiked this intimidating mountain! Miles was an incredibly professional, patient and friendly guide who made sure that all of us moved safely as a team. He even surprised us with hot tea, sandwiches and snacks during a pit stop in the middle of the mountain! Super grateful for not only the climb but also the bonding as a team. Thank you so much Miles!
Written March 4, 2023
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Benjamin S
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
Tauriq was my guide. The experience was excellent. If you like rock climbing and hiking, the route definitely has its fair share of scrambling. Tauriq was very friendly and accommodating, and his experience/knowledge of the routes, fauna and flora are super valuable. you definitely need a guide to do the India Venster route for safety, it is easy to get lost and some of the flora can be caustic or sharp if you're not looking out for it. I strongly recommend him, and i will seek him out when i return to do more challenging routes.
Written March 26, 2023
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