Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Awesome hike. I would rate this hike moderate difficulty, but we definitely got a good workout, plus the view is amazing. Bring extra socks. My feet got wet during stream crossings, and it was cold at the upper cableway in December. The trail is well marked but my off-line map helped.

Amazing trail, amazing views from the top. Pretty much straight up from the beginning with very few easy stretches. If you like a real challenge, you’ll love this trail.

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1 month ago

Great hike with gorgeous views, but is very steep in some spots, as in straight up some large boulders. Detour to Kloof Corner was worth it - amazing views. People with good fitness and some basic rock climbing skills will do fine. This hike should NEVER be done in wet conditions. .One other thing is that the trail can be difficult to follow so you should go slow enough to confirm you are following the yellow markings. From what I’ve read, most of the deaths on this hike have occurred either in bad weather conditions or when people accidentally went off the trail.

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1 month ago

This place is massive, could fit Jurassic Park inside here. Not well marked however, spent a lot of needless time looking for where to go. AllTrails gps overly also does not correspond and is inaccurate here. As a result I couldn’t do the full loop as described above but did twede waterfall which was cool. Probably 3 miles round trip after you drive into the second parking area, 3/4 in the sun going up hill, then the last 1/4 of the path you’re in the shade going through a gorge/stream till you come to the dead end cave where the water fall is. Permit to hike here is 50 ZAR for the day, it’s a world heritage site.

Absolutely beautiful. We had an especially windy day and it was difficult to keep from being blown off the trail.

Beautiful hike! Definitely challenging, steep, switchbacks. Coming back down will keep those legs loose! It’s amazing at the top definitely worth it.

Not for the faint hearted

spectacular views on a clear evening

4 months ago

Definitely not an easy hike. I did this in the fog and rain with a guide and it was still quite pretty.

Wonderful trail up from Camp’s Bay along the face of the Apostles, up through a gorge with a waterfall on your right, up and over the top of 12 apostles, then up and down echo valley and finally the ascent to table mountain. Well marked, easy to use with all trails app. We did it with two middle aged hikers and one younger hiker and it took exactly four hours with a few stops. A little wet at points so wear good shoes and use hands on the steeps when wet. Lovely vistas and changing flora all the way up. While many steep parts, these are nicely intermixed with flats to regain your balance. Very sunny so would not recommend in summer heat. Parked at trailhead at top of residential street in Camps bay and seemed very safe. Would not recommend going down the trail unless fit and experienced with declines. We took the cable car after our enjoyable ascent

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4 months 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

Super easy to get to and very easy to hike! I would add the Lighthouse Keeper's trail to this to make it more of a true hike, as well. Wear warm clothes, since it's very cold!

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.

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.

Beautiful route.
The climbing makes it tough, but it’s worth it for the views/nature.

This hike was hard but so much worth it. Had to do scrabbling lots of times and some areas were expose but the views made it all worth it. Had 2 ladders to climb up to get all the way to the cable cars but were ok for me since not as expose. Also had the trail for myself most of the way since only saw 5 hikers and 3 rangers the 5 hrs I was in the trial. Need to know your way around because most part not identify and can get confusing in the section where it is all rock climbing, so go with a guide ( I did) if not familiarize with it. The guide can also take your pics!!

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.

Beautiful,isolated and challenging. All the important factors for a good hike

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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.

Beautiful view, paved route throughout.

Hectic and really hard but well worth it

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10 months ago

Beautiful place

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