India Venster on a Table Mountain hike
On the trail: India Venster

BEST ROUTES UP TABLE MOUNTAIN

HIKE UP. CATCH THE CABLE CAR DOWN.

Platteklip Gorge.

Anyone can walk up the classic trail if reasonably fit.  It's often busy. Along the way you'll pass travelers from all over the world.  

 

Emerging at the top of the gorge you'll be about 1000 meters above sea level, and have walked over 3km. Turn right to the cable station. Buy tickets at the upper story wifi-lounge; there's also a restaurant, and toilets.

Some Cape Trekking up Platteklip Gorge with Nick Ashby on a Table Mountain hike
Platteklip Gorge trek

India Venster:

Aiming for the same destination - the upper Cable Station - but want something more adventurous? Do you have a head for heights? Are you in good physical shape? Then try India Venster. But please be aware: the route is potentially hazardous. It's more than just hiking. And it's not always clearly marked. Take an experienced guide.

 

 

Hiking India Venster Table Mountain hike
Scrambling India Venster

 And Bring . .?

 

Apart from other mountain essentials, like good shoes, enough water, and suitable clothing, don't forget the one-way cable car fare.

 

Also, on busy days there are long waits in line to catch the cable car - up or down. Go early.  If you climb just one way, you can be done quickly - in three to four hours - depending on speed.

 

It's worth spending time to explore, though. The rest of the mountain is really attractive. And less busy.   

 

Remember, the cableway sometimes has to stop running due to bad weather. Always be prepared to hike down. 

 

 

SHORT WALKS on Table Mountain

Hike for two to three hour along the mountain's contour trails. Escape the crowds. See big views, natural splendor. Feel the peace.    

hiking a contour path on Table Mountain

 

HALF DAY HIKES on Table Mountain

 

Four to six hours exploratory tours of the mountain's hidden gems, like Devil's Peak.  

hiking kasteelspoort

BIG DAY OUT

 

A full day  on the Mountain is a chance to hike one of the best routes up Table Mountain, then dip into those lesser-walked valleys and vantage points. Expect up to eight or nine hours out, including a pause for picnic.

 

You could land lightly by catching the cable car down.

Hiking near Woodhead Dam
Nick & friends on Table Mounatin

Nick Ashby is my name. Table Mountain has hundreds of routes.  I put together hikes to suit your time-frame and fitness level.  

 

TRANSPORT:

I can pick you up and drop you off*. There are dozens of launching points, normally conveniently close to wherever you are in the city.

*max 4 passengers.

 

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