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Platteklip Gorge, Cape Town

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / 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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  • Since early childhood I wanted to do Platteklip Gorge but never had the opportunity until now. Was in CT alone so had no other option of doing the walk alone. Notified family that I will be there in.....  more
    Since early childhood I wanted to do Platteklip Gorge but never had the opportunity until now. Was in CT alone so had no other option of doing the walk alone. Notified family that I will be there in.....  more »
  • Did this walk,one of the best that I have ever done.Weather was absolutely perfect for us,in a group of 5 with the tour guide doing an amazing job 
    Did this walk,one of the best that I have ever done.Weather was absolutely perfect for us,in a group of 5 with the tour guide doing an amazing job  more »
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  • One of South Africa’s most done routes (with Lion’s Head as its competitor). I suggest that this 7 wonder route be a bucket list route. Some people start early and they run it up and down before sunrise. However, I believe that if you take it nice and slow, even an unfit person can enjoy this scenic route. Try to start just before sunrise and be aware that it starts with steps while your muscles haven’t had time to warm up so it is only natural to find it difficult in the beginning. Do not give up. Rather rest or walk slow but the walk is definitely worth it! We enjoyed coffee at the cafe by the Cable car. I walked 7km in totals (up and down).
  • It is always great climbing Table Mountain. Platteklip is busy but a quick and easy route. Make sure you start early, it can get very hot. If you start late make sure you carry some water. Enjoy.

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