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

One of the more trafficked paths up Table Mtn for good reason: well-marked, well-maintained, gorgeous views, and moderately challenging. No shade. Can also be reached from the Pipe Track that starts from corner of Tafelberg Rd & Kloof Nek. Often used as a descent path for those who come up more technical and challenging routes.

hiking
scramble
9 hours ago

Starts with a steep uphill from the cable station to the contour path and then becomes a delightful, albeit not easy, trail. There are multiple scrambles up rock faces, some aided by staples and chains. Stunning views throughout. Because the trail wraps around the mountain you may have sun on one side and shade on the other. The weather changes quickly and when rain moves in the trail becomes quite slippery and dangerous in points. Be prepared to descend by Platteklip or if it’s not too windy, the cable car.

hiking
scramble
9 hours ago

This trail requires use of chains and should not be attempted by anyone with a fear of heights. It is not well marked in spots so best to go with someone familiar with the route. If you’re comfortable with exposure to heights and using chains to ascend between rocks, it’s a beautiful hike.

Its hard but doable for shapes and sizes.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a wonderful hike and the views are amazing. About 15 minutes from the summit there is a ladder followed by a chain. The ladder is fine. The chain is not so fine. Anyone suffering from vertigo should avoid this hike because the path where the chains are is very narrow and a sheer drop. Then there is one more ladder before reaching the summit.
That being said, we encountered a man with a 3 year old son and a 6 year old daughter and they go up this trail all the time!!!

Start your hiking career here.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike. Up in 30. Down in 30 mins. A bit of running.

Incredible views.
Uber to the lions head car park and hike it yourself.
It’s busy.
Some stable footing and climbing skills.
Great adventure!!!

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike. Up in 30. Down in 30 mins. A bit of running.

Incredible views.
Uber to the lions head car park and hike it yourself.
It’s busy.
Some stable footing and climbing skills.
Great adventure!!!

great moderate trail. rocky with great views of the ocean and Cape town

Highly recommended for anyone that wants to challenge themselves.
We picked a day when it was overcast and windy up on the mountain

18 days ago

Take advantage of the side trails to customise this walk, especially if you return to do it again.

Very easy trail with plenty to look at. it's worth bringing a fynbos guidebook or downloading an app.

26 days ago

Beautiful way with nice View

Beautiful trail. Be prepared for rapid elevation change and a lot of steps!

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
27 days ago

the trail is clean and has a good conditioned and maintained track but is obviously not used as often as one would expect . it is a hard trail running route and is for experienced trail runners .

hiking
no shade
30 days ago

Lions head trail was closed due to fire restoration so this was a scenic alternative.

Steps hiking trail with beautiful views.

The easiest way on top, too many people but very nice

on India Venster

1 month ago

Definitely not an easy way but so wonderful

hiking
1 month ago

Great area for all types of hiking and trail walking. There are a number of side paths for you to make your own route. Lot's of trees and there are a few small streams to help cool down.

Super family and pet friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Unfortunately we had poor visibility at the summit, but all in all a wonderful experience!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice vineyard hike!

The trail is closed for remediation for at least month of February 2019. verify it's open before making plans to climb.

otherwise, this is a must-do hike in cape town.

Spectacular views all the way up.
Start at dawn in summer.
Take time at the top to look back down from the west rim and explore the front rim on your way to the cable car.
Take the cable car down!

Starts very easy. But later it becomes harder. Very good and diversified trail.

hiking
1 month ago

one of my favourites. you can make this into an in and out track or into a loop by switching onto one of the other trails. some parts shaded with incredible vistas and some other parts in the sun. I nice easy trail depending again on how you do it. recently had a fall on a mother mountain and this trail was the perfect one to get back on the proverbial horse so to speak. we wen up the jeep track and climbed a little against the side by the houses and then merged with an blue mountain back track until we hit the jeep track again.

Completed this hike because Lion’s Head was closed. It was an easy 4 mile loop with really good views of the city, table top mountain and lions head. Unfortunately, there was a fire on signal hill so most of the land we hiked through was burnt and black. It was also pretty cloudy so couldn’t get the best view of table mountain. I still recommend this hike if you want something easy and still can get a great view of the city.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Loved it!
A very popular trial, well defined and maintained. Pretty much vertical for the whole way and plenty of places to stop and take in the wonderful scenery.

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