BEST ROUTES UP TABLE MOUNTAIN
HIKE UP. CATCH THE CABLE CAR DOWN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Ashby is my name. Table Mountain has hundreds of routes. I put together hikes to suit your time-frame and fitness level.
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