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Hiking and Trekking on Table Mountain


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Hiking up the famous Table Mountain is a popular activity in Cape Town. We also organise hikes up Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. There are two hiking options: Half Day Hike or a Full Day Hike. This activity can be enjoyed any time of the year, weather permitting.

Keep safe and enjoy the beautiful and exhilarating climbs the Cape has to offer by hiking with Downhill Adventures.

Routes: Hike up Table Mountain either via Platteklip Gorge or Skeleton Gorge through the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Both require a reasonable level of fitness. Plenty of water, a waterproof jacket and a camera for the incredible views are all highly recommended.

Downhill Adventures complies with the following hiking rules issued by Table Mountain Aerial Cableway:
  • Never climb alone
  • Allow enough time to get up and down in daylight
  • Carry everything in a backpack to keep arms and hands free
  • Stick to well-recognised paths and pay attention to warnings
  • Go with somebody who knows the way; alternatively use a map or guidebook
  • Choose your route according to the ability, fitness and experience of the group
  • Always be prepared for bad weather and take waterproof and windproof clothing
  • Tell someone where you are going, which route you’ll use, and your expected time of return
  • If you get lost or find yourself in an area that looks unsafe, try your best to retrace your steps
  • Always watch the weather and time and turn back as soon as bad weather threatens or if the route is no longer easy to follow
  • Every party should have a leader. Keep together and travel at the pace of the slowest. Never split up or head in different directions
  • Stay put in the event of trouble. Don’t try to force your way down in darkness or mist. Find shelter, especially from the wind (to avoid the risk of hypothermia)
  • One of the most valuable emergency tools you can have these days is your mobile phone. Make sure at least one person in the group has a fully charged phone with sufficient credit
  • It’s also a good idea to have a list of emergency numbers saved

Our experienced guides will take you on safe and secure routes on Table Mountain. These routes are frequented by other hikers and patrolled regularly by national parks so they are very safe.

Table mountain has something for everyone! If you are worried that you might not be in tip top shape, don't panic! Let us know what you can manage and our guides will work out a route that will suite you.

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• Our trips run every day of the week
• Full Days 09:00 – 17:00
• Half Days 09:00 – 13:00


• Luxury transfers from central Cape Town
• Professional & knowledgeble mountain guide
Cable car fees NOT included

Why book with us?

• Customised hikes, depending on your interests
• Enjoy beautiful views of Cape Town & surrounds
• Hotel transfer & transport to lower cable car station
• Professional, knowledgeable & qualified mountain guides

Supersize your adventure!

Combine your hiking adventure with one of our other awesome activities: