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Cape Town: India Venster Table Mountain Hike

Activity provider: Cape Escape Tours

Cape Town: India Venster Table Mountain Hike

Activity provider: Cape Escape Tours
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From £55.47 per person

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For the fit and more experienced hikers, climbing and scrambling up Table Mountain one of the new 7 wonders of nature. Learn about the natural environment and local history with a qualified, accredited hiking guide with more than 15 years of experience.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 4 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a more challenging steep ascent, with scrambling and climbing along the way
  • Admire the spectacular views of the city of Cape Town
  • Enjoy taking a variation to the popular hikes on Table Mountain
  • See some of Table Mountain's flora
Full description
Your hike begins behind the lower cable station where the first 15 minutes of the hike are the toughest. You are encouraged to take it slow until you reach the contour path, which is at 480 meters above sea level. It is often a good place to remove some layers of clothing and enjoy the fantastic views over Cape Town as well as Lion's Head and Signal Hill. At this point, the route splits, as you cross over the contour path and head right up a series of low rock steps to a platform on the skyline of the buttress. Look out for the Venster (window) on your left a little way up the gully, which provides a perfect photo stop to view the unique Table Mountain rock formation. Following your photo stop at India Venster, you will carry on back up the gully to the main path and off over the top of the lower Venster buttress. From this point, you can take in the spectacular views of the upper part of the hike, as well as Robben Island and far up the west coast. Your route then follows the path and traverses the base of the amphitheater, at which stage moderate scrambling and climbing will test your skill and balance with a few rock pitches. Climbing the pitches with the help of many staples and chains will bring you out of a small gully and on to a boulder field. You can then pick up the cairns across the boulders to a grassy terrace where you will take a break for biltong, one of South Africa's favorite snacks. Afterwards, your path veers around to the left into the shade of the mountain following a ledge and granting you amazing views of the glittering coast of the Atlantic. You will then embark on the final stretch up to the Table Mountain plateau, which will reward you with the most the most incredible views of your morning hiking experience.
Includes
  • Snacks
  • Cable car ticket for the way down
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Windbreaker
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Slippers

Know before you go

  •  Please bring cash or credit cards to pay for the cable car ticket down
  •  Bring a windbreaker, sunscreen, water and snacks.
  •  You will be contacted the day before the hike if the forecast weather is not suitable for hiking on Table Mountain
  • Please specify the name under which your hotel or guesthouse has been booked if it differs from your tour booking details
  • If the Table Mountain Cableway is not running due to weather or maintenance, there will be an extra charge of R250 per
  • person for the hiking tour guide to hike down with the guests.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

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Very beautiful and challenging. Wonderful view along the way.

1 January 2020

Awesome experience. Professional service. Best tour guide. Thank you Patrick

24 May 2022

Product ID: 235372