Platteklip Gorge Hike with Guide

  • About 3 hours


Platteklip gorge is the easiest and quickest way up table mountain with a rock staircase all the way. Quickly gaining elevation you will have amazing city views and a chance to learn more about our rich city culture. get a real feel of table mountain and the people who love to hike on it.

Difficulty: easy Hike Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours Distance: About 2.5 km / 1.6 miles Platteklip Gorge Elevation Gain: 680 meters / 2230 feet

You'll need a sense of adventure and a willingness to have fun which is all hiking is about really.


Quick route description Platteklip gorge follows a well-constructed pat hall the way and is the easiest most direct route up Table Mountain. The hike will start about a kilometer past the lower cable station. from here we'll quickly gain elevation until we join the contour path a quick walk to the left brings us to the start of the path. At first, the route follows up to the left side of the gorge, then into the gorge itself higher up. At the final section, we'll walk through a point where the gorge narrows down considerably a high point of the hike. from here we'll either turn right to the highest point of table mountain or left to the cable station.

Good to know

  • We operate seven days a week, year-round, subject to availability
  • An average fitness is required


  • Guided hike


  • Beverages & snacks


  • Hiking will make you peckish so bringing a snack for the way up is always a good idea


  • Well supportive closed-toe walking shoes with good grip are a must
  • Cape town does experience very hot days in the summer and a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water will be needed.
  • A long sleeve button-up shirt with a collar provides great sun coverage.

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January, 2023

I have had a great experience! The leadership was amazing, I was able to experience the wonders of nature in Cape Town through Cape Mountain Guides. I would recommend anyone coming from Europe or America that wants to experience great guiding to come to Cape Mountain Guides.

January, 2023

What a great adventure company! Cape Mountain Guides has a great selection of adventure options from hiking to cycling in the vineyards. Dohann, one of the guides, is really knowledgable about the mountains and has some real interesting facts about plants and animals. He will adapt the guide to cater for the group's needs to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Would really recommend to anyone who wants an awesome adventure!

January, 2023

We had an awesome time hiking up skeleton gorge. Profesional and knowledgeable guides giving us an unforgettable experience of table mountain and the beautiful kirstenbosch botanical gardens.

January, 2023

Two awesome guided hikes with Cape Mountain Guides in Jonkershoek Swartboskloof and Jonkershoek 'Tweede Waterval' (Stellenbosch). Also shared interesting info on the surrounding areas. Felt safe with clear guidance.

January, 2023

What a memorable day hiking! When my children were small we could watch snow only from the side of the road, and I longed to go into the mountains where there are less people. Dohann made it possible. A magical experience on the Perdekop hiking trail in Mont Rochelle Nature Reseve, thank you Dohann

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