Platteklip Gorge is the most direct and oldest route to the summit. It is perceived as the easiest route, therefor it can get quite crowded, especially on weekends. It is a well-constructed path with hardly any exposure to heights. It is on the North Face of the mountain, so you have lovely views of the city and Table Bay. The Platteklip Gorge walk is a good option if you are pressed for time and have other Cape Town activities lined up.
Hike Duration: About 2 and a half hours
Hike Distance: About 2.5 km / 1.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 680 meters / 2230 feet
Price: R1100 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.
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.