If you have time and the weather is good a hike up Table Mountain can be one of the most rewarding adventures in Cape Town. Take a walk up the Kasteelspoort route and you’ll be treated to magnificent views, unique photo opportunities, and a visit to the site of the old cable car.
What to expect
When climbing Table Mountain, one of the seven New Wonders of Nature, you’re always in for a thrilling but tough walk. For the Kasteelspoort hike, you climb up the Twelve Apostles side of Table Mountain, meaning you’ll be treated to serene views of the Atlantic Ocean and Camps Bay on a less congested route. The hike up can take anywhere between two to four hours depending on your pace.
Once you’re at the top you can stop for a picnic and photos and climb back the same route. Otherwise, you can cross the Valley of the Red Gods and Echo Valley to get to the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, which could take between one and a half and three hours depending on speed and fitness.
Where to start