Guided tour

Cape Town: Platteklip Gorge Hike and Cable Car Descent

Cape Town: Platteklip Gorge Hike and Cable Car Descent

From US$ 68.22 per person

Follow the well-maintained path of Platteklip Gorge, one of the easiest ways to ascend Table Mountain. Admire breathtaking views of the city and beyond from the summit, then enjoy a scenic and relaxing descent via the cable car (tickets not included.)

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain
  • Follow the scenic path through Platteklip Gorge
  • Soak up majestic views of Cape Town and beyond
  • Relax on the cable car ride down to the starting point
Full description
Meet your friendly guide near the steps to the lower cable station at Table Mountain. After a brief introduction and the signing of your waiver form, it’s time for the adventure to begin. Ascend the mountain via Platteklip Gorge, via a scenic and well-maintained path that is perfect for beginners. Reach the summit and enjoy a well-deserved rest as you soak up the sprawling views of the city and beyond. Stroll around, take photos, and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. Once you’re finished at the top, purchase your tickets for the cable car and enjoy the relaxing ride back down to the starting point.
  • Guided tour up Platteklip Gorge
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cable car tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the bottom of the stone steps, 50 meters to the right of the lower cable station on Tafelberg Road, Cape Town.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Daypack
  • Long-sleeved shirt

Not allowed

  • Littering
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • All hikers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians
  • You must have a reasonable physical strength to participate, as even the moderate or difficult routes include moving on ladders, along chains fixed to the rock, and sometimes up the very steep or vertical rock using ladders, chains, and steel steps fixed to the rock
  • Please bear in mind that inability to reach the summit due to fitness issues will not entitle customers to any refunds
  • Please bring a South African identity document or passport, a daypack, a light windproof jacket, 2 litres of water (no glass containers), snacks, cell phone, camera, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Suitable clothing to wear would be loose-fitting trousers, (preferably no jeans, skirts or dresses), a hat or a cap, hiking boots or running shoes (no flip-flops, Crocs, sandals, or high-heels), sunglasses, and a long-sleeved shirt for sun protection
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Product ID: 382129