Hiking Paths

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Hiking paths

The various hiking paths around Cape Town and how you can get there.

Dear user, we are proud to announce that you can reach so many amazing hiking trails in Cape Town. This can be done by using our website and blog to reach a better understanding of these trails as well as directions on how to get there.

Lion's Head hiking path

Lion's Head is a classic among hiking trails in Cape Town. This 4 hour hike is best done with a guide and requires a certain level of mountain safety before embarking on the trail. This trail is best done for sunrise or sunset and is a pride of a lion at heart. There are a number of different ways you can summit the lion. Some of these include the Chains of Lion's Head or the alternative Spiral Route. Get the most out of the trail by using the guided hiking services offered by us on the website.

Table Mountain hiking trails

Table Mountain is another one of those hiking paths that provides a wide array of trails in the name of Table Mountain National Park, controlled by SANS Park. The South African idea of a multitude of pristine city and nature hikes that take place on trails right outside the door to every South African. The paths to hike on Table Mountain means a huge variety of both beginner and advance hikes for people from all walks of life. Begin your Table Mountain hike by booking a guided hike on one of our trails.

Platteklip Gorge hiking trail

Platteklip Gorge is the hiking trail most frequently used by hikers to gain access to Table Mountain. The National Park, spans hundreds of acres and requires an in-depth knowledge of the various trails to hike the mountain. We use Platteklip Gorge as our preferred route (there are others) to show clients Table Mountain hiking paths in the shortest time possible and with the best guided hike experience.

Skeleton Gorge hiking trail

Better known as the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens hiking trail, the route called Skeleton Gorge trail is a route up the back face of Table Mountain National Park. Through the trees, make your way to the top of the mountain in time to catch a glimpse of the morning sunshine. This route is best done with a guide because the trail is steep and requires extra caution on the trail at the times where there are ladders and waterfalls to navigate.

India Venster hiking trail

India Venster is another among the hiking trails in Cape Town with the most well known of sections for rock climbing. They are supported by staples going into the rock faces, assisting your climb to the top of Table Mountain hiking trail. This route is best reserved for advanced hikers and requires support in the form of a guide to better the hiking trail safety. Please make use of our guided hikes for the best mountain experience on the trail.

Photos of some hiking paths

These are some photos of hiking paths in Cape Town

Choosing which of Cape Town's hiking paths is best for you

Please use the points below to identify which hike suits your needs.

  • India Venster - Level 3 out of 5 - 4 hours duration
  • Platteklip Gorge hike - level 2 out of 5 - 3 hours duration
  • Lion's Head hike - level 3 out of 5 - 3 hours duration
  • Skeleton Gorge - level 5 out of 5 - 5 to 6 hours duration

Booking a hike on some hiking paths

How to book a hike on Cape Town's hiking paths

1) You will need to select your hike based on your hiking perferences

  • Lion's Head (Good for views)
  • Platteklip Gorge (Good route to summit Table Mountain quickly)
  • India Venster (The trail that requires some rock climbing)
  • Skeleton Gorge (The adventure trail on Table Mountain)

2) Fill out the contact form found here - Click here

3) A guide will book your tour - after payment has been made.