Platteklip Gorge, Table Mountain National Park

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Steep and strenuous hikes at Platteklip Gorge are not for the faint-hearted. Consider climbing with a guide to the summit of Table Mountain, where your efforts will be rewarded with priceless views. Plan your visit to Platteklip Gorge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cape Town trip itinerary builder site .
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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  more »
  • To 08:45 started to climb. Already an hour late, because the mercury was already up to 25 degrees and this side of table mountain is full in the Sun. Eventually (with enough water and a number of stops) the top without too much trouble. Forget during the climb and not even looking back. Nice to on top of walking around with scenic views and you can drink/ice cream. Personally we found the lion's Head more special, because you then correct views of table mountain with Camps Bay and Cape Town. In addition you can choose with the elevator Returns or runs. I myself run (entrance to hike is 1.5 km after lower cable station). Along the way many people yet to come up with 33 degrees + ran. If you can stand the heat fine, but underestimated the do not climb.
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