- 1 How long is a hike up Table Mountain?
- 2 How hard is it to hike up Table Mountain?
- 3 What is the best time to go up Table Mountain?
- 4 How many miles up is Table Mountain?
- 5 Is it safe to hike Table Mountain alone?
- 6 What is the cost to go up Table Mountain?
- 7 Is Climbing Table Mountain dangerous?
- 8 Can you hike up Table Mountain without a guide?
- 9 Is it free to hike up Table Mountain?
- 10 Can you take your own food up Table Mountain?
- 11 Can you go up Table Mountain for free on your birthday?
- 12 Is it cold up Table Mountain?
- 13 Is Table Mountain part of the 7 Wonders of the World?
- 14 What is special about Table Mountain?
- 15 What is the easiest route up Table Mountain?
How long is a hike up Table Mountain?
Our full-day hikes up Table Mountain take about five hours to complete and cover roughly five kilometres. These Table Mountain hikes show you a lot more of the mountain than half-day hikes and are often technically challenging.
How hard is it to hike up Table Mountain?
Difficulty – 5 out of 5, it’s the most challenging and dangerous route up Table Mountain, not suitable for children or elderly people. Terrain – rocks, boulders, occasional chains and ladders, footpath at the very end of the trail. Parking – along Tafelberg Road before or after Lowe Cable Car station.
What is the best time to go up Table Mountain?
Cape Town’s long, dry summer months between November and February provide the best conditions for visiting, and the Cableway operates later into the evening during this time.
How many miles up is Table Mountain?
Table Mountain Trail is a 10.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alta, Wyoming that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until September.
Is it safe to hike Table Mountain alone?
Ten Basic Rules of Mountain Safety Don’t hike alone; four is the ideal number. Choose your route carefully and stick to it. Allow yourself enough time – start early. Inform someone of your route and what time you’re expected back.
What is the cost to go up Table Mountain?
These rates will be applicable from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021
|Ticket type||Return||One way|
|O* Afternoon Adult (13h00 till close)||R300||R200|
|O* Afternoon Child 4-17 years of age (13h00 till close)||R150||R100|
|Student (7 days a week at Ticket Office)||R200||R100|
Is Climbing Table Mountain dangerous?
There have been violent attacks on hikers and tourists on Table Mountain. Take care in quieter areas of the Park, especially early in the morning or just before the park closes.
Can you hike up Table Mountain without a guide?
They can take you up more exciting routes and reveal the most beautiful parts of the mountain. It is not wise to hike up Table Mountain for your first time without a guide or an experienced hiker who knows the route well.
Is it free to hike up Table Mountain?
All these walks are on level ground and are easy to navigate, while more lengthy options are available for the more adventurous. Short guided walks depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Shop at the Top and the Table Mountain Café) on the hour from 09h00 – 15h00 and are free of charge.
Can you take your own food up Table Mountain?
You’re allowed to take your own food and drinks to the top of Table Mountain. Visitors are more than welcome to bring along their own food and beverages – we know the idea of a picnic at the top, with scenic views of Cape Town and the ocean down below, is simply irresistable!
Can you go up Table Mountain for free on your birthday?
The Table Mountain Cableway has an ongoing birthday special which entitles one adult over the age of 18 with a valid South African ID tos one free return ticket on the day of their birthday. You can only get the ticket printed on your birthday and it is only valid for that day.
Is it cold up Table Mountain?
Be prepared. Cape Town has a Mediterranean climate, and summer temperatures can hit the 35ºC mark around this time of year. However, at 1 085m above sea level, the temperature at the top of Table Mountain can be up to 5ºC colder than that at ground level.
Is Table Mountain part of the 7 Wonders of the World?
Celebrations erupted at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront on Friday night as Table Mountain was provisionally named a New 7 Wonder of Nature following a three-year global race to choose the world’s seven most wonderful natural sites.
What is special about Table Mountain?
Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa. It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top. There are about 2,200 species of plants found on Table Mountain and 1470 floral species.
What is the easiest route up Table Mountain?
The easiest route to navigate on Table Mountain is Platteklip Gorge. The downside is that this route is the least interesting, scenic and rewarding of the lot.