Table Mountain Guided Day Hikes
Hiking Tour on the Cape Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa

Guided Day Hikes on Table Mountain

Discover the magic of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain and surrounds whilst hiking with our experienced nature guides who will interpret the wonders of the unique Cape Floral Kingdom, and regale visitors of stories of local legends.

Routes can be tailor-made to your hiking experience and preferences and we can take you hiking anywhere on the Peninsula, from Table Mountain, Kalk Bay Mountains / Caves, Muizenberg Peak or in the Silvermine area.
Here are some popular trails:

Tranquility Cracks:
(+/- 5- 8Hours)
This includes hiking to Tranquility Cracks on the 12 Apostles (Camps Bay) side of the mountain which is a great spot to explore rock formations and where we will also have lunch. On this route we stop by where the Old Cableway used to be and we carry on hiking up through the Valley of Isolation (more beautiful rock formations) and up the backside of Table Mountain where we descend down the cableway. This hike is 7-8 hours of hiking.
We can do a shortened version where we do a circular route and it is only 5 hours of hiking if 7-8 seems like too much.

Kasteelspoort: (+/- 5 Hours) + Cableway fee
This is another hike up the 12 Apostles (Camps Bay) side of the mountain closer to the backside of Table Mountain. It is a pretty straight forward hike all the way to the Cable Car where we would descend down and taxi back to our car at the starting point. Time for this hike: +/- 5 hours

India Venster: (+/- 3 - 4 Hours) + Cableway fee
This is a hike on the front side of Table Mountain with beautiful views of the city below. I really enjoy this hike but it is only for those without a fear of heights as there are some parts with a bit of exposure. It is an adventurous hike with some rock scrambling (using your arms and legs to pull yourself up at times). It is not a hard hike but it does have a few parts where someone who is afraid of heights may have a problem.
It takes about 3-4 hours to get to the top where we would descend down the Cable Car.

Skeleton Gorge: (+/- 5 Hours) + entrance into Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens and Cableway Fee
This hike starts in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and ascends up Skeleton Gorge route through indigenous forest up to view the Hely-Hutchison dam up top and over to Maclears Beacon (the highest point on Table Mountain) and across to the Cable car where we would descend down. This route could also be made into a circular route and we could come back into Kirstenbosch rather than go down the cableway. The hike either way is about 5 hours.
Pricing on these and other popular routes: Valid from 1 Sept 2018 - 31 Aug 2019
  Standard Hikes Rate 
  India Venster R 1,050 
  Tranquillity Cracks R 1,050 
  Skeleton Gorge R 1,200 
  Kasteelspoort R 1,050 
  Constantia Nek Circular R 1,050 
  Platteklip Gorge R 950 
  Lions Head R 900 
  Pipe Track R 850 
  Maclears Loop R 850 

Optional Extras:
  • Lunchbox: sandwich, snacks, fruit, 2l of water: R150 pp
  • Snackpack: snacks, fruit, 2l of water: R110 pp
  • Private Hike - additional R600 per group
All Guided Day Hikes Include:
Pick up and Drop off within 10km of City Centre.
Qualified hiking guide


  • Table Moutain Cableway or entrance, park fees
  • All meals and snacks unless requested
Please note that all hikes exclude Cable Car Fee, Kirstenbosch Gardens, or other park fees that may be applicable. These fees are payable on the day of the hike by the client in cash due to weather dependency.
 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019 Adult Children Ages
 Table Mountain Aerial Cableway R330 (return) R165 (return) 4 - 17 Years
 01 Sept 2018 - 31 Aug 2019 Adult Children Ages
 Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens R70 R20 6 - 17 Years
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Hiking Tours
Cape Peninsula
Cape Town
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 789 0093

From R850 per person

Child Policy

Ages 8 and up

Operating Hours
09h00 - 16h00

Max of 20 persons

Popular Day Hikes:
Tranquility cracks
India Venster
Skeleton Gorge

Qualified guide
Transport within 10km of city Centre

Table Mountain Cableway or park fees
Lunchbox, snacks, water for the day