Table Moutain weather.
One of the steps to hiking Cape Town is to keep track of the weather. Things to in Cape Town including lionsheadhike.com Table Mountain guided hikes are always on the lookout for changes in the climate. Keeping track of the weather once hiking Table Mountain is possibly impossible without some guidance from a trekking company like Lion’s Head Hike. Despite its location in sunny South Africa’s, the most beautiful place in Africa, Table Mountain gets its fair amount of rainy and windy weather. Expecting the Table top Mountain clouds, called the”Table Cloth” to be absent for your tour, is setting yourself up for a dangerous hike. Maybe there will not be the question of “Is Table Mountain dangerous,” but still the Cape Town weather can make the hiking trail unpleasant and disappointment. Excellent weather days aren’t that common: if it’s not too hot, it’s windy, or cloudy, rainy. The warm weather in Cape Town makes the Platteklip Gorge and India Venster hike tougher; Table top mountain clouds takes away the views; wind closes the aerial cableway. The lousy weather necessitating a walk down – tough and unpleasant. The Skeleton Gorge hike is on the Kirstenbosch Gardens side of the mountain and experiences a similar climate as the former two hikes, is not as affected for the view – because Skeleton Gorge trail is more of a nature trail the highest frequency of days that gives excellent hiking weather happens in March to the late month of September. Summer (November to February) is characterized by hordes of tourists, Cape Town as a tourist destination experiences weather with gale force wind that take the hats off Americans and Joburgers (People from Johannesburg are called Joburgers). We all know that Cape Town weather also means the southeaster, which makes for an unpleasant hike up Table Mountain. So, for Americans and Joburgers who would like to take cheap flights to Cape Town, remember that sometimes a cheap flight is a low cost because the weather in Cape Town is not favorable. Lots of folks who fly JHB to CPT (Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town) know that there is some Table Mountain information that should be known before taking that next cheap flight.
Firstly, make Table Mountain hike bookings with lionsheadhike.com. Early, ideally when you arrive at your Cape Town accommodation. Stay at one of the hotels in Cape Town that allows you to be collected and transported to Table Mountain with lionsheadhike.com free shuttle service. Once settled in for the stay, allow for spare days in the event of severe weather. Don’t assume the weather in Cape Town will be good for the Table Mountain guided hike, even if you’re visiting the Mother City mid-summer! If Cape Town weather turns out bad on the day of your walk, we just roll over the Table Top guided hiking tour to the next day, or the day after (2 days). Secondly, if you’re visiting in the hotter months
While Table Mountain hiking with lionsheadhike.com can be enjoyed in imperfect weather, we don’t hike Table Mountain in gale-force winds or schedule Cape Town Table Mountain tours in the rain. Table Mountain walking tours sometimes get stuck in the rain, not forever but just towards the top, where the hike continues as per usual business. Platteklip hike up Table Mountain offers some relief from wind, while Skeleton Gorge trail is shielded from an element of rain and rain due to their location on the mountain; but when bad weather comes to India Venster trail, there is no protection on the route. We at Hike Lion’s Head (lionsheadhike.com) do utmost to pair you up with good-weather days while managing the expectations of our safety cautious American and Johannesburg clients, not only these two countries but all hikers we take for guided hiking tours up Table top mountain get the best Cape Town trail and a safe hike. It’s tricky, especially with Table Mountain’s weather compounded by the effect of global warming on established Cape Town weather forecast. We make the number of Table Mountain hike decisions based on Cape Town weather through drawing on our own extensive experience several weather sites including https://www.accuweather.com/, http://weather.news24.com/, https://weather.com/
Cape Town’s weather is never complete without a description of the local saying “Four-seasons-in-a-day.” This saying means Cape Town weather forecasts have a tough time getting right their predictions. On top of this, Table Mountain weather is an unpredictable pattern; and on top of this, each side of the flat top mountain has different weather (micro-climates). Further complicating a hike up Table Mountain alone is the risk of injury or death by taking the climb up into your own hands or for your group. The severe weather for you may not be the same for someone else, for example, a Scottish couple may think of the weather in different terms as an American. lionsheadhike.com mainly takes tourists from America and Johannesburg hiking. However, these two groups of people rarely consider the same regarding lousy weather for hiking the Table Mountain routes. The people who choose to hike Table Mountain in bad weather usually have more reasons to do hikes in Cape Town; while some people cancel Table Mountain hike free of charge only because they wouldn’t have views due to the cloud on the mountain. There is no cost to canceling Table Mountain hike up till 24 hours before the scheduled hike.
Booking the Table Mountain guided hiking tour in great weather with no wind or cloud is a lucky experience. If Cape Town weather should take a turn for the worst during your hike up the flat top mountain, make the most of the weather changes. Clouds on Table Mountain from the Table Cloth and mist creates atmospheric changes and surreal surroundings. This change in weather comes quickly; even the ten-day forecast could be wrong, better use the 24 and 48 Cape Town weather report. Coming from cold places like America and Europe you may not like too much heat on Table Mountain guided hikes. To accommodate the changes in weather, we start early in Summer months (at sunrise, around 5.30am) to beat the heat. This makes the Platteklip Gorge hike much more pleasant, while the India Venster hike starts shortly after. The Skeleton Gorge hike also starts the same time as the India Venster and Platteklip Gorge hike minimizing the chances of having to hike down due to bad weather for the Table Mountain Aerial Cable if closed.
Rain or shine, hiking Table Mountain is a Cape Town tour that you will remember in years to come.