OTC Adventures

Kasteelspoort Hike – Table Mountain – Cape Town

This breath-taking route starts in Camps Bay, the western side of Table Mountain and leads up a chain of dramatic peaks, called the Twelve Apostles. Sea views on the ascent. Includes a visit to possibly the best photo spot on the mountain, called diving board rock. From here it leads through pristine fynbos covered valleys and a bit further up you get superb views down the length of the Cape Peninsula. It finishes on the famous tabletop summit with breath taking views of the city and Table Bay. Kasteelspoort is one of the top-rated half day hikes on Table Mountain and also the most popular route on the Twelve Apostles side. 

Hike Duration: About 4 hours

Hike Distance: 6.5 kilometres / 4 miles

Elevation gain: 900 meter / 3000 feet

Price: R1300 per person

Please note the following

Costs are for bookings of minimum 2 people. (+R1200 for the group to have a privately guided hike).

Please remember to tell us if you prefer a private hike (no one else joins your group). 

We suggest a 6am start (October to March) or 7am start (April to September) to beat the mid-day heat.


Transport to and from your accommodation in the city centre, or immediate surrounds.

Services of a fully qualified guide. 

Taxi fare back to the start of the trail.


Your cableway ticket down of R220 per person.

We hike up and take the cable car down. If the cable car is closed due to strong wind, we must hike back down (via Platteklip Gorge), add an extra 2 hours and R300pp.

Lunch. We’re happy to pack you a lunch which consists of a sandwich, energy bar and water, at a cost of R200 pp.