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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  • A fantastic hike but definitely not for the faint of heart. It is sometimes billed as the "easiest" route - I'm not sure about that. Most direct, absolutely, but 3km of just stairs can be intense if y...  more »
  • We hiked up Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge. The route is well marked and well maintained. We did the climb in just under two hours. The route can become quite busy in December / January, so start...  more »
  • The platteklip gorge hike is one of dozens of routes up table mountain. Its primary advantages are -easily accessed -direct route up the mountain -short hike from top to cable car to go down Disadvant...  more »
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