For those who think the cable car is the easy way to the top, why not lace up your walking boots and take the more adventurous route to the top of Table Mountain. Along with your guide, you’ll take on our favourite ascent route, offering both brilliant views and an adventurous climb. Steep rocky trails wind up the front of the mountain to a series of short vertical faces protected by chains and staples, followed by a series of ledges that swing from views over Cape Town to vistas of Camps Bay and the 12 Apostles. Strong walkers have the option to continue to the highest point at Maclear’s Beacon before returning to traverse the western table and then descending via cable car.
Whilst this is the most popular route up the mountain, there are several other options are available and some of these can extend into full-day hikes as well.
Note: The cable car can close at any stage due to inclement weather. In this event, you will be required to walk back down the mountain – an additional 2hrs of hiking.