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Table Mountain Guided Hikes

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Half Day guided hike up Table Mountain. Our experienced guides will show you the way safely up the mountain, answering questions about the fauna flora and history as you go. The price of the hike includes guide fees, light snacks and a bottle of water each, but excludes the price of the cable car ticket to come back down (this you can purchase at the cable car station).

We have a selection of routes for you to choose from, which all take between 3.5 and 4.5 hours on average to reach the upper cable car station. Here you can purchase your ticket for the cable car, and also get some food and drinks, and you are free to explore the upper area of the mountain as long as you like.

Route Options:

Platteklip Gorge

The quickest, easiest and most direct route to the summit, but still a very rewarding hike, with incredible views of the city and surrounds all the way up to the top. Approx 3.5 hours to the upper cable car station.

India Venster

The best, but also the toughest half day route up Table Mountain. Not at all suitable to those with a fear of heights. The route traverses a imposing part of the mountain, and involves a lot of rock scrambles. Approx 3.5 hours to the upper cable car station.

Skeleton Gorge

The true classic Table Mountain route, starting for the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the route traverses a number of ladder as you make your way up the mountain. Approx 3.5 hours to the summit, plus another 45 minutes walk to the upper cable car station.


This is a strenous route with a few minor rock scrambles involved as you make your way through the 12 apostles, but the views of the Atlantic seaboard make it all the worth while. Approx 4.5 hours (not suitable for persons with severe height anxiety)

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Chauffeur Drive Services

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If you already have your day and activities well planned out, and all you need is a safe and reliable way of getting around, then our full or half day chauffeur drive service is just what you are looking for. Cheaper than uber, and safer than driving yourself around an unfamiliar city, and you get to arrive at your destinations in style.

You can make as many stops as you like, and. You can stay as long as you need, knowing your driver will be waiting for you when you are ready to move on to the next spot. Our drivers are also experienced guides, and can share tips and ideas with you, help you chose the best restaurants and wine farms to visit, and maybe even show you a few local secrets your wont find in a guidebook.

Depending on the size of your group, you will either be driven in late model SUV or minivans, with all the required insurance and liabilities in place. Complimentary bottled water and Wi-Fi is also provided on board at all times.

We offer both half and full day options, as well as a special “night out on the town” evening service.

Choose your chauffeur drive service below, and we look forward to exploring Cape Town with you.

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Welcome to Cape Escapes

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Cape Escapes is your one stop destination for booking adventures and activities in and around Cape Town. We offer the best deals on a host of activities ready to suite all travellers, whether its a wild ride down the slopes of Table Mountain, or a calm picnic on Boulders Beach, we are ready to help you get the best out of your time in the Cape.

We focus on small group activities, to ensure our clients always get the guides full attention during their activity, and this also allows us to easily accommodate special request for your groups needs at short notice. We look forward to sharing the beauty and adventure of the Cape with you