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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  • We used this trail to hike down Table Mountain. It has beautiful views and is well sign posted. The trail is partly made of wire mesh around the rocks, in places this has come loose and is actually a....  more
    We used this trail to hike down Table Mountain. It has beautiful views and is well sign posted. The trail is partly made of wire mesh around the rocks, in places this has come loose and is actually a....  more »
  • It was an experience to remember, a little cloudy on the day that I hiked up, but got to see a picturesque landscape so all worth it in the end. Oh and not forgetting the encouragement from all the... 
    It was an experience to remember, a little cloudy on the day that I hiked up, but got to see a picturesque landscape so all worth it in the end. Oh and not forgetting the encouragement from all the...  more »
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  • Cool hike up the mountain. Be sure to start early though. Best to stay out of the sun and heat. Fairly strenuous, definitely not if you're unfit. Take care to bring water. Depending on fitness, plan for at least a 90 min hike. Oh yes, the coffee cart at the start of the trail serves fantastic coffees and snacks too!
  • A challenging and enjoyable hike. We hiked up and took the cable car down. Going up was a workout but going down would have been tough on the knees. We took an Uber there, right to the starting point. Had we driven ourselves, we would have had to park very far away and walk. It was a beautiful, clear day and New Year's Eve Day so there were a lot of people. Great views at the top.

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