India Venster

MODERATE 12 reviews

India Venster is a 2.9 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, rock climbing, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.9 km Elevation Gain: 539 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

rocky
scramble
2 months ago

It's not an easy hike, be prepared for some rock climbing as you make your way to the top.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
scramble
3 months 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.

4 months ago

Definitely not an easy way but so wonderful

hiking
7 months 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.

8 months ago

Not for the faint hearted

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
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hiking
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