Guided tour

Cape Town: India Venster Half-Day Hike

Cape Town: India Venster Half-Day Hike

From US$ 77.75 per person

This route offers breathtaking views of the City, West Coast, Robben Island, spectacular rock formations, Twelve Apostles, False Bay and surrounding mountains covering all sides of Table Mountain.

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Duration 5 hours
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Pickup included
You will be collected from your accommodation within the Cape Town City Bowl/CBD area or immediate surrounds, at a time confirmed by the local supplier.


  • Take in spectacular views of the city, Robben Island and beyond on a clear day as you ascend Table Mountain
  • Look through the India Venster (Afrikaans for "Window") and be wowed by the view
  • Enjoy the views covering all of Table Mountain
Full description
Starting near to the lower cable car station, this hike will take 3-4 hours to the top. Look out for indigenous flora, like the King Protea, wander at the spectacular rock formations, like the India Venster (“Window” in Afrikaans) and witness views as far as the eye can see, taking in Robben Island and the whole of Table Bay. False Bay and surrounding mountains are also visible from the top. If this is all the hike you need then a cable car ride down to the bottom can be done at this point.
  • All transport to and from your accommodation within the Cape Town City Bowl or CBD area
  • Services of your qualified experienced mountain guide
  • One way cableway ticket (down)
  • If the Table Mountain Cableway is not running due to weather or maintenance, there will be an extra charge of R200 per person for the guide to hike down with the guests
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Water
  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • This is a strenuous hike and is only suitable for people who are relatively fit.
  • For those with extreme height phobias, this may not be the hike for you. Kasteelspoort (12 Apostles) hike, Platteklip Gorge, or Skeleton Gorge hike are recommended as alternatives. All of these hikes end at the Upper Cableway where you will take the cableway down.
Customer reviews

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5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Nice tour

Really nice hyking tour to discover Capetown and Table Mountain from a different perspective. Our guide Irene was obliging and very experienced. She introduces us to a lot of new local plants and guided us very well to the top of the mountain. The route is not easy and requests some scrambling but with Irene we always felt save. The route in general is amazing and offers a unique panorama of Capetown. I highly recommend tgia tour for everone who is seeking for some adventure.

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March 24, 2019

Our hike up with Cliff was truly an unforgettable experience! He has a vast knowledge of the history/fauna of the landscape and would share this when we stopped to catch our breaths and admire the views. His enthusiasm to share his love of the outdoors was infectious and we laughed/sang and scrambled our way to the top! We cannot recommend him enough and can’t wait to visit again for a longer hike!

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April 9, 2018

Fantastic hiking activity, well planned along with a great guide (OTC)

I had a wonderful time doing the hike. Cliff from OTC is an accomplished, fantastic guide with a main concern about safety of the hikers. He took good care of me, showed the tricky areas of the trail, and the day was a perfect hiking activity full of beautiful, wonderful views from the marvellous city of Cape Town. I plan to return to South Africa, and definitely I plan to do the hiking again along with some friends; but definitely I would book the hiking tour with GET YOUR GUIDE but I would request Cliff as our guide. He is synonym of safety and enjoyment during the activity. Thank you Get Your Guide and Cliff from OTC for such delightful day of hiking.

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July 25, 2017

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