We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great Hike!

Great and well-marked hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The entrance is about a 30 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great hike

Superbe hike, really exhausting on the way up but really worth the effort. Beautiful trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Read all 161 reviews
All photos (99)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“water breaks”(3 reviews)
“direct route”(5 reviews)
“easy climb”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Table Mountain National Park, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, Table Mountain National Park 8001, South Africa
+27 81 762 5551
Reviews (161)
Filter reviews
125 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews water breaks direct route easy climb lots of water big steps challenging route zig zag the lower cable car station leave early table mountain fitness levels average fitness starting point amazing hike hour minutes carry water experienced hikers
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 125 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great and well-marked hike up to the top of Table Mountain. The entrance is about a 30 minute walk from the cable car area, though you can park much closer. The hike itself consists primarily of stones arranged in a stair-like pattern. Guides indicate that...More

Thank 25wanderlings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superbe hike, really exhausting on the way up but really worth the effort. Beautiful trail, astonishing views and great satisfaction when arriving on the top. Best hike for me the last couple of years. Count 1.5-2h to go up the mountain.

Thank 300alaint
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice and save walikng route to take with your family and friends view on top off the mountain is the best ever it make you feel like you did achieve somthing so big when you get there

Thank F417BCdebbiem
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The Platteklip Gorge walking route is a very steep climb of almost all rock steps all the way to the top. You need to be extremely fit to do this walk. I needed to stop multiple times and there are very few places you can...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This isn't an easy hike but well worth it, took us about 1hr45 to the top. Definitely take sun cream and lots of water. Taking the hike at a reasonably slow pace is a great excuse to keep looking back at views over Cape Town....More

Thank Lizzie D
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Easy trail to reach the top of the Table Mountain. It takes about 2.5 hours. The trail is full of rocks but not hard. The views on top worth the climbing!

Thank RotemN19
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Although this is the "easiest" way to walk to the top, it is not as easy as it sounds. Take water, hat and sunscreen if the sun is out and take your time! It certainly is worth it when you get to the top. This...More

Thank fcoirier
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The Table Mountain is a must when you are in Cape Town. Platteklip is "the easiest and most direct route to the summit and therefore also the most popular". The easiest, OK, easy, definitely NO. Be ready for intense, steep 2 - 3 hours hike,...More

Thank MarekVJ
Reviewed 7 September 2018

This route, probably the longest staircase in Africa, is a unique experience. Rising from the city below your heels, you ascend between cliffs that gradually close in on either side until you emerge on top of the broad plateau summit of one of the most...More

Thank rikdedecker
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The trail is average difficulty, but with amazing views. Don't forget to take at least 2L of water, and do not carry unnecessary weight. And keep your hands free!

Thank Rehman A
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
530 reviews
1.76 km away
Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
1,044 reviews
2.06 km away
Alta Bay
386 reviews
2.09 km away
1 review
2.39 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Hussar Grill Camps Bay
2,324 reviews
2.75 km away
The Woodlands Eatery
50 reviews
2.41 km away
Codfather Seafood & Sushi
3,641 reviews
2.88 km away
The 41
160 reviews
2.94 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 8 nearby attractions
Table Mountain
17,348 reviews
1.40 km away
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
13,792 reviews
1.54 km away
Abseil Africa
280 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Utkarsh R
6 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Adrianamartini | Reviewed this property |
Hi And I apologise for never answering as I have been out of action. I hope your trip and climb was successful and I am sure you found that you definitely did not need special clothing. Finding the start to Platteklip is... More
3 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Evan B | Reviewed this property |
As much as I encourage exposing children to new experiences, table mountain is still a mountain and thus a dangerous place for children. Platteklip Gorge is far more strenuous than Lions Head and I would never take a small... More