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Platteklip Gorge

Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Beautiful scenery and great exercise

If you have the energy, you should definetely hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The air will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
Great Hike!

Great and well-marked hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The entrance is about a 30 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Platteklip Gorge is a national park trail of Table Mountain. The route that takes you the most directly up to the Cableway. Learn more about the various routes of Platteklip Gorge hike which takes place on Table Mountain tours and visit our website.
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Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, Table Mountain National Park 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have the energy, you should definetely hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The air will smell sweeter and the views more beautiful if you do so ;)

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Totravelistobealive
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great and well-marked hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The entrance is about a 30 minute walk from the cable car area, though you can park much closer. The hike itself consists primarily of stones arranged in a stair-like pattern. Guides indicate that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Superbe hike, really exhausting on the way up but really worth the effort. Beautiful trail, astonishing views and great satisfaction when arriving on the top. Best hike for me the last couple of years. Count 1.5-2h to go up the mountain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 300alaint
Reviewed November 8, 2018

very nice and save walikng route to take with your family and friends view on top off the mountain is the best ever it make you feel like you did achieve somthing so big when you get there

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank F417BCdebbiem
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The Platteklip Gorge walking route is a very steep climb of almost all rock steps all the way to the top. You need to be extremely fit to do this walk. I needed to stop multiple times and there are very few places you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jennie C
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This isn't an easy hike but well worth it, took us about 1hr45 to the top. Definitely take sun cream and lots of water. Taking the hike at a reasonably slow pace is a great excuse to keep looking back at views over Cape Town....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lizzie D
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Easy trail to reach the top of the Table Mountain. It takes about 2.5 hours. The trail is full of rocks but not hard. The views on top worth the climbing!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RotemN19
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Although this is the "easiest" way to walk to the top, it is not as easy as it sounds. Take water, hat and sunscreen if the sun is out and take your time! It certainly is worth it when you get to the top. This...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fcoirier
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The Table Mountain is a must when you are in Cape Town. Platteklip is "the easiest and most direct route to the summit and therefore also the most popular". The easiest, OK, easy, definitely NO. Be ready for intense, steep 2 - 3 hours hike,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MarekVJ
Reviewed September 7, 2018

This route, probably the longest staircase in Africa, is a unique experience. Rising from the city below your heels, you ascend between cliffs that gradually close in on either side until you emerge on top of the broad plateau summit of one of the most...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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July 5, 2017|
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Response from Adrianamartini | Reviewed this property |
Hi And I apologise for never answering as I have been out of action. I hope your trip and climb was successful and I am sure you found that you definitely did not need special clothing. Finding the start to Platteklip is... More
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Response from Evan B | Reviewed this property |
As much as I encourage exposing children to new experiences, table mountain is still a mountain and thus a dangerous place for children. Platteklip Gorge is far more strenuous than Lions Head and I would never take a small... More