This route runs under the cable car line most of the way up the mountain and is one of the more technical hikes to reach the top of Table Mountain. You will however be rewarded with excellent views and a feeling of accomplishment on this wonderful trial.
Difficulty: There are a few technical scrambles and exposed areas where you could suffer from a bit of vertigo. However we are there to assist you in tackling all that this route can throw at you!
Physical Intensity: strenuous, the speed walked will also dictate the toughness
A great option on those hot Cape summer days, with a lot of shelter form the sun thanks to the foliage and natural forests found on the Constantia side of Table Mountain. If you did not know any better, you would not know you were ascending Table Mountain due to the vast difference in flora you will see as compared with the rest of the mountain.
Difficulty: plenty of ladders, a bit of scrambling, but you will be distracted by the beauty of this route you will be smiling all the way up
Physical Intensity: as with all the walks, it is depended on speed walked, but there are a number of stairs that will get those legs working
Here you will follow what was the first trial that was forged up Table Mountain. It may not be the most technical hike, it however will get your blood pumping. No need to worry, as it will allow you the opportunity to take plenty of photos while you catch your breath on the way up.
Difficulty: easy going as far a technicality goes
Physical Intensity: plenty of stairs and quick elevation gains, well worth the views!
There are a number of options with regards to starting points and routes you can follow, allowing for different skill and fitness levels. All of these will however, will not disappoint those willing to summit this less travelled side of Table Mountain.
Difficulty: pretty straight forward depending on the route selected, a bit of scrambling here and there
Physical Intensity: once again it depends on the route selected, but you will be sure to build up a sweat regardless
Lions head is a great hike to get those legs moving and offers you a chance to take in the grandeur of Table Mountain from another perspective. In our opinion, some of the best views of Table Mountain and Devils Peak can be seen from here.
Difficulty: Easy going, there is a section where you need to climb a ladder/staples
Physical Intensity: will get the blood flowing…
It may be a less popular peak, but it is still one of our favourites and is not to be underestimated. If you join us on this guided trail, we might even tell you a story or two about the cloud that gathers on this peak.
Difficulty: slippery in spots with lose gravel and rocks, but in general it is a technically easy hike
Physical Intensity: tough, there is no cable car down, and your legs will work
Herewith is a list of what you will need to bring along on your Table Mountain Adventure:
If there is something you may not have, let us know and we will be sure to help you out, whether it be a packed lunch or an extra day bag.
For those interested, below are useful links showing what you can expect from the flora and fauna on Table Mountain National Park: