Explore the most popular views trails near Cape Town with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 days ago

Fantastic hike although not easy. Not for those with a fear of heights. Go with a guide

Definitely a tough hike while going up, pro tip - don’t go on an all day wine trip the day before! But definitely easier going back down

hiking
18 days ago

I would recommend partaking in the Full Moon hikes which occur when there is a Full Moon over Cape. You'll have a marvellous experience hiking Lion's Head in the evening (when it's cooler), and breathtaking sunsets and views of the landscape are super easy to see. Bring some wine, and make some friends at the top. Coming down is what is hard about this trail, since much of the highest parts of the trail are accessed by ladders, chains, and metal stairs attached to rock. Be careful, and enjoy!

This was my favourite hike in Cape, since it offers a real challenge with many incredible views of the city. I would highly recommend wearing proper footwear, since the higher you ascend, the more rugged the hiking becomes. Bring lots of water and sun protection, since most of this trail is always within view of the sun. If you're a beginner or have rarely hiked, I would highly suggest taking the Cable car down (if it's working), since descending the trail is what makes this hike much more difficult than the pure elevation.

Beautiful Ascent up table Mountain, one of the best of all the crisscrossing trails to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Short but fun ascent, toward the end there are two sections were there are chains bolted into the rock to lift yourself up a few boulders. Up until that point it is a wide easy well traveled trail. Great views of the city, twelve apostles, Devil's peak, and of course table Mt.

Did the India Venster trail with rock climbing,...would highly recommend! Not too difficult and very few other climbers. Great hike.

amazing hike up the back of Table Mountain, be careful, we saw a Cape cobra there

Steep and rocky but views are amazing! Wear good hiking shoes as rocks can be slippery if wet.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with amazing views. Some areas need to use staples and vertical ladders and can be expose so be prepared. It is well marked and also very crowded, so much that had to wait in line to go down the staples, but the views at the top is worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Great sunrise hike!! I’d say it was a little more than moderate, but the views are so worth it!

awesome 360° views from the top

Took me and two friends just about two hours to reach the top! It was a lovely hike. A few wet areas with flowing water we had to cross but I think that is a result of the rain the last couple days rather than the norm.

Great hike although pretty hard.

Climbed again Monday 4/30/2018 at 10:00 AM with wife, daughters and 4 friends from Cape Town. Took a little over 2 hours! Perfect day! Unbelievable views! Hard but worth every bit of effort.

Not technically very difficult, just a long and steep climb. It took about 3 hours to complete with frequent breaks. We took the cable car back down. Definitely recommend this hike, it has a beautiful view.

Hectic and really hard but well worth it

Great views the whole way! Cold beer at the top! Did this trail December 2014 .

One of the most amazing trails I have ever enjoyed!

Great hike. Used hikeraddict guide, Martin. Excellent guide.

hiking
8 months ago

This trail has incredible views! It has some difficult scrambling sections as well as a section with metal staples and chain ropes for a vertical climb. You can take your dog, but unless you're ok with carrying your dog up the vertical section, its best to take the alternate trail around to reach the top. I highly recommend this trail but go prepared!

no dangerous route, many beautiful vieuws, every 50m up gives another vieuw over cape- town.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

I love South Africa and Cape Town is a beautiful city and no better way to see it but from the top of table mountain

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. Moderate is the right rating as there are some sections with exposure. More difficult routes with scrambling options available. If you want to find Wally's Cave: go past the first ladder (do not go up it), go the old bench and go DOWN to the LEFT, traverse until you see an opportunity to scramble up to the right. If you go too high you'll end up on a flat lookout with a steep drop off

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hike this one in the spring and you'll be rewarded with streams and wildflowers. The views at the top are incredible.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice 360 outlook on the city (north), Table Mountain (east) and 12 Apostles. Rocky footpath, mind your ankles !

For those with poor athletics conditioning it would be very hard. The path is very uneven recommend to use a tracking shoes instead of a running one. Take at least 1 l of water per person.
The view is amazing!

For those with poor athletics conditioning it would be very hard. The path is very uneven recommend to use a tracking shoes instead of a running one. Take at least 1 l of water per person.
The view is amazing!

hiking
Friday, March 31, 2017

Sunrise hike did not disappoint. Quick 45 minutes to the summit and a lot of people on the trail early so it felt very safe. Definitely do this hike.

hiking
Thursday, February 16, 2017

I believe there were several routes to the top...we took the most direct. Was basically an hour and 1/2 scramble. Really an awesome little hike.

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