Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cable Station

HARD 37 reviews

Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cable Station is a 5.1 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
721 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

A straight-up hike up Platteklip Gorge - past Fountain Peak, take the cable car (125 rand) to the top and back, then head back down to the trailhead.

hiking
3 days ago

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

11 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

Great hike although pretty hard.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

Hectic and really hard but well worth it

4 months ago

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

5 months ago

One of the most amazing trails I have ever enjoyed!

10 months ago

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

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.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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
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.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

Short trail but straight up.

trail running
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

good

Monday, September 28, 2015

Too many people. There are much nicer routes up

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