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.

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Lion's Head


Time: 3 hours.
Difficulty: Easy.
Cost: R 1150 = $ 75 per person.
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Platteklip Gorge


Time: 3 hours.
Difficulty: Medium.
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 per person.
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Skeleton Gorge


Time: 5 hours.
Difficulty: Hard.
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person.
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India Venster


Time: 4 hours.
Difficulty: Medium.
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
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Lions Head

  • Lions Head hike Cape Town led by an expert guide.
  • Pick-up and drop off included in Cape Town central.
  • Snacks and drinks provided, your choice of hot drinks.
Lions head hike distance takes different people varying times to complete the trail. Lions Head trail is more of a beginners hike, good for anyone to hike all day. Lions Head walk is for everyone, that is why this reasonably priced hike is a best seller. We hike up Lions Head fairly often and always in the best Lions Head weather. Enquire with us about Lions Head hike price. Our tours are the safest experience including pickup, entrance fees, and a local guide. We even take you on a little photo shoot to get you in those must-have locations.
  • Get picked up at your accommodation centrally located to Cape Town.
  • Transported to Lion’s Head mountain where you will meet your guide.
  • After a Lion’s Head safety briefing, begin your hike up the mountain.
  • See the wonderful flaura and fauna on top of Lion’s Head Cape Town.
  • Reach the top of Lion’s Head mountain in time for a magnificent view.
  • Rest and take some photos, while enjoying the panoramic scenery.
  • Hike back down where hot drinks and snacks are served as refreshments.
  • Hop in the shuttle to complete a journey back to your accommodation.
Lions Head is a famous Cape Town mountain, next to the Signal Hill. The mountain named Lion Head is the term used to describe the rock shaped outcast of an imaginary creature. Lions Head South Africa is the Cape Town mountain with an aerial view. Lions Head Cape Town overlooks much of Cape Town as the trail goes way up on the mountain. A good time to hike up Lions Head is by taking one of our guided hikes. Get started with climbing Lions Head while our team of experts takes care of your safety. Lions Head weather is another factor to think about when we take our client to hike. Usually, we do checks many days before to ensure a hike is done during the best time of day, with clear skies. Cape Town tours for Lions Head Table Mountain depart at different intervals during the day. Lions Head hike times has a selection among sunrise, morning, afternoon and sunset hikes. We tend to hike up Lions Head without a Lions Head trail map. Why? Our Cape Town walking tour of Lion’s Head uses a guide for the safest experience, maps come into consideration but not without Lions Head weather to keep a check for mountain safety. Lion’s Head offers superior views while the hike is included in the top 10 activities in Cape Town. The Cape Town excursions to Lions Head hike is one of the top things to do in cape town while we offer guided hiking tours to Lion Head.
We recommend hiking Cape Town for the lovely scenery. Mountains in Cape Town on day trips are one of the many things to do in Cape Town Our Table Mountain hike is the best way to climb the flat top mountain, while other Cape Town tours we offer include Lions Head hike. See the many Cape Town attractions from above, with half a day of hiking. Cape Town, the city in South Africa boasts many of the best hiking trails in the world. Table Mountain, in particular, with her many trails and home to the world-renowned Table Top mountain, is a reason to get excited about hiking the Mother City Lion’s Head, another Cape Town mountain, is a place where the city meets the backdrop of the mountains and ocean. There on Lion Head, you will find a place like none other to photograph Cape Town on tours.
Start
  • Pickup – Transport arrives at your accommodation.
  • 0 min – 15 min (15 minutes): Transport – To Lion’s Head where you will begin your hike.
Hike
  • 15 min -1 hr (45 minutes): Start – Begin your journey up Lions Head with your guide.
  • 1 h – 1 h 15 min (15 minutes): Summit – Get to the top of the mountain to take photographs.
  • 1 hr 15 min- 1 hr 45  min (30 minutes) Rest and snacks with photoshoot, pictures taken in all directions.
  • 1 hr 45 min – 2 hr 45 min (1 hour) Return – Back to the foot of the mountain where transport awaits.
Finish
  • 2 hr 45 min – 3 hr (15 minutes) Drop-off – To your accommodation or another centrally located place.
You will be back at your accommodation within 3 hours.

Full list of hikes

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Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
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Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
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Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Hike Cost

HikeCostAvailabilityWhy use a guide?Included
Lion's Head sunrise hikeCost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head morning hikeCost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head afternoon hikeCost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Lion's Head sunset hikeCost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.comWhy use a guide?Pickup in Cape Town.
Snacks and Drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.

Lion’s Head (Cape Town) trail map.

The Lion’s Head hiking trail is 5.5 km both ways. The 5.5 km hiking trail is around loop. Two different routes to reach the top of Lion’s Head mountain are available. Lion’s Head routes to choose from including the Chains and the Spiral Route. Each route has a unique set of turns and twists. The end is the spectacular panoramic mountain top of Lion’s Head. The mountain top overlooks the city of Cape Town. The hike has taken you on a journey up the tail, back and mane of the Lion. On its head there will be photographs to be taken and sights to behold.

Different map routes to hike Lion’s Head (Cape Town).

The two routes are carefully selected based on fear of heights and technical ability. The two routes have elements for both beginner and advanced. The route that is more technical is called the Chains. The Chains of Lion’s Head mountain is for the fearless of heights. The rock formation on the Chains route is far more challenging than the Spiral Route of Lion’s Head. This makes for some solid rock maneuvering. Be careful! This route has been known to be a bit on the steep side for either the way up or the decent. A guide is strongly advised if you would like to adhere to the Lion’s Head mountain safety guidelines. The Spiral route is also known as the recommended route for Lion’s head. The Spiral route takes a little longer than the Chains route, weaving it’s way around the mountain instead of directly upwards. The Spiral route is best for beginners or otherwise for hikers with a fear of heights. Ample time is provided by your guide for this route and we take the utmost care in avoiding the dangers of Lion’s Head mountain. If you are hiking alone or would simply like to experience the best hike without the added effort of selecting your routes, book a hike! We are here for your needs and plan the route to your technical skill level and abilities.

When a routes map is not enough to hike Lion’s Head.

Certain times a map of Lion’s Head is not enough. There are some hiking trails that do require a guide on Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. For these technical hikes, it would be strongly recommended to use the services of a hiking guide. If you would like to use a map to hike up Lion’s Head, then it would be better to find a knowledgeable hiking partner. This is because Lion’s head trails are not well demarcated on the map. Getting lost is the last situation that you would like to find yourself in. However, if you are set in hiking Lion’s Head alone, common sense would be a must.

Should you hike Lion’s Head with or without a trail map?

It is always recommended to start hiking an unknown path with an idea of the route you will be taking. Lion’s Head path is a route that you should take only when there are other hikers around to look out for you. There are limited signs demarcating Lion’s head path. The signs start at Lion’s Head entrance, there you will find an introductory map and a landmark notice. After that, it’s all up to you to reach the second and sign that will take you on one of two different routes. The Lion’s Head Spiral route and the Lion’s Head Chains route. If you are hiking with one of our guides, the different routes will be clearly explained and also you will get juicy insight into the history of Lion’s Head. If having fun and hiking safely is how you would like to hike then look no further, our support is here to take your booking and answer questions.

Guided hikes up Lion’s Head mountain without a trail map.

We don’t need a trail map for Lion’s Head hikes. Why? Because all of the trails we do on a regular basis are second nature to us. We live on the mountain and spend a fair amount of time planning and getting to know different routes on Lion’s Head. Our hikes are planned for you to see and experience the most. Getting to know Lion’s Head mountain is easy. One of our experienced guides will take you on a route to your technical skill level and abilities. If you feel like a route is getting too tough or you simply need a breather, our guides will tell you how long until the next photo and refreshments break. Map location: Lion’s Head parking, Signal hill road, Cape Town, 8001
*Transport to Lion’s Head is provided for FREE on lionsheadhike.com guided hiking tours within Cape Town areas. (Green PointSea PointCamps BayGardensVredehoekOranjezicht, TamboorskloofThree Anchor Bay, Fresnaye, Bantry BayCliftonForeshore) Self-drive directions to Lion’s Head: Drive from Cape Town central up Kloof Nek Road towards Camps Bay. Reach the Signal Hill Road turn off, Turn right onto Signal Hill Road, continue for 100 meters. Lion’s Head parking will be on your right. There will be a sign on the left, written Friends of Lion’s Head and the official SANParks notice.
  • A pull over to stay warm
  • Carry bag for refreshments

10 Safety Tips

Is Lion's Head hike safe? Find out about the dangers and safety.

There are 10 easy safety tips to complete a Lions Head hike. These include mountain safety essentials required to prevent muggings.

Easily 10 of the best safety tips.

  1. Never hike the trail alone - Lions Head trail can be dangerous for solo hikers. Lions Head Hike arranges group tours for solo travelers.
  2. Bring with enough water - Using a large bottle per person that should last the 2-3 hour duration hike, with more to spare.
  3. Know the route - The best planning advice is to know the route you will be taking, if unfamiliar then our guided hiking tours are for you.
  4. Bring a flashlight -  Hikes during early morning or sunset can get dark, rather be prepared and bring with a light for illumination.
  5. Pick your route - Carefully select the route you will be taking, because there is an easier and more difficult route. We offer tours to all of these routes so there's no need to guess which is right for you.
  6. Hike time counts - The time of day you hike effects the weather and more, which can, in turn, affect your mountain experience. The best times to hike are sunrise and sunset, our most popular tours include a beautiful sunrise hike up Lions Head and a picture-perfect sunset on top of the mountain.hikes.
  7. The cost to hike Lion's Head - Includes our experience of mountain safety as well as your well-being. We look after our clients best interests and will always let you know when things are looking good or have taken a turn for the worst.
  8. Weather changes affect the hike - For Lions Head, the weather in Cape Town will change the way you hike up the mountain. Dress accordingly and always make use of a guide unsure.
  9. Proper shoes - Are an essential ingredient of a good hike, make use of a closed shoe with good grip to avoid accidents from slipping.
  10. Lions Head muggings - Do happen and are unfortunate, however, our guides knowledgeable with many years of experience will be there to assist prevent accidents by looking out for your safety.
  11. BONUS. Make use of one of Cape Town's best hiking trails, get your cellphones charged for a day on the mountain. There is a signal and in the event should anything happen, please dial the emergency assistance services. We strongly recommend using a guide and the experience will be amazing. Guides for Lions Head can be booked by calling +27 (0) 817625551 or emailing us enquiries@lionsheadhike.com

Get started? Book a Lion’s Head hike.

Table Mountain

  • Table Mountain hike Cape Town led by an expert guide.
  • Pick-up and drop off included in Cape Town central.
  • Snacks and drinks provided, your choice of hot drinks.
Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa is one of the most renowned mountains in Africa. The landmark with the Table Mountain table cloth allures visitors into walking up table mountain.  Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa, is not the highest mountain in South Africa but its status among the wonders of the world is famous. Table Mountain 7 wonders of the world is a title given to the Table Top including the many other mountains which make up Table Mountain National Park.
  • Pickup from Cape Town accommodation at the collection time.
  • Vehicle transfer to Table Mountain to meet up with your local guide.
  • Table Mountain safety briefing, before hiking up the flat top mountain.
  • Experience Cape nature in abundance on your Table Mountain hike.
  • Reach the top and see the view from Table Mountain, in all directions.
  • Rest and photograph the Table Mountain view after half day climbing.
  • Climbing Table Mountain National Park then going to eat at the Café.
  • When your belly is full, take the Table Mountain Aerial Cablecar down.
  • Transport waits and returns you to your accommodation in Cape Town.
  Table Mountain location makes for ideal climbing. Table Mountain climbing included in our hiking services and takes you on a Cape Town tour where you will see the best view from Table Mountain. Table Mountain climbing routes are numerous, every Table Mountain trail is unique with different paths. Table Mountain hike routes include Platteklip Gorge, Skeleton Gorge, and India Venster. These unique Table Mountain routes should excite you! Our Cape Town Tours up Table Mountain trailhead, delight travelers from far-reaching places. A Cape Town guide welcomes you on Table Mountain guided hikes. The Table Mountain tour has options for different Table Mountain routes and prices. The times Table Mountain is good to hike depends on Table Mountain weather. Cape Town experiences days with cloudy weather. Seen on overcast days in Cape Town, the Table Mountain table cloth is apparent with white clouds above the Table Top. Hiking up Table Mountain can be the most affordable Cape Town tour. Table Mountain tour prices start in the low ranges and go up depending which Table Mountain climbing routes you are interested. Table Mountain cost is the same for solo travelers. Our Table Mountain prices are cheaper by using our own tour guides. In this way, Table Mountain tour prices are made lower than our competitors, giving you the lowest cost Table Mountain guided hikes. Table Top Mountain Africa is truly a marvel of nature. African soil has pathed the way for Table Mountain walks. Going higher into Table Mountain clouds, where the view from Table Mountain Cape Town overlooks the spectacular Mother City. Table Top mountain hike is not to be missed, in walking up Table Mountain experience the diverse nature of Tafelberg Cape Town. Table Mountain routes each offers something unique. Visit Table Mountain to see the many different Table Mountain climbing routes. Once complete your Table Mountain hike, take some Table Mountain pictures. Visitors to Table Mountain will be surprised at how far they have hiked, making Table Mountain height even more mind juggling once you snap a picture on top of the Table Mountain cable car. Table Mountain contact number for guided hikes can be reached on our website by calling the displayed number. Our Table Mountain tour does not need a Table Mountain hiking map because we hike Table Mountain often and always use the Cable mountain. Is Table Mountain open today? Check if Table Mountain Cape Town South Africa is open today for our Table Mountain tour. Give us a call today to find out if Table Mountain is closed. Table mountain rates for Table Mountain guided hikes can be found on our website. Table Mountain tour prices, include Table Mountain tickets to take the cable car Cape Town. Confirmation of your Table Mountain bookings will include information such as time, price, the route to better prepare you for your Table Mountain hike. Table Mountain views  boast some of the most spectacular vantages over Cape Town city. Take this hike at dawn to marvel at the sunrise over the city or toward the afternoon to enjoy the midday sunshine in hiking boots. Table Mountain Cape Town, also known as the Table Top mountain, is the backdrop to Cape Town, South Africa. The smaller peak towards the beaches is Lions Head Cape Town. The Cape Town mountain ranges make for excellent hikes! The Table Mountain hike is a first-class hiking trail, along with Lions Head hike. Cape Town sightseeing starts with a trek up one or both of these mountains. South Africa, known for hiking trails is home to some of the most visited routes. Platteklip Gorge is the main route to hike up Table Mountain, followed by a lesser-known route called India Venster. There's another hidden Table Mountain hike, while it is not the best-known, Skeleton Gorge is the most beautiful route, with waterfalls.
Start
  • Pickup – Transport arrives at your accommodation.
  • 0 min – 15 min (15 minutes): Transport – To Table Mountain where you will begin your hike.
Hike
  • 15 min -1 hr (45 minutes): Start – Begin your journey up Table Mountain with your guide.
  • 1 h – 1 h 15 min (15 minutes): Summit – Get to the top of the mountain to take photographs.
  • 1 hr 15 min- 1 hr 45  min (30 minutes) Rest and snacks with photoshoot, pictures taken in all directions.
  • 1 hr 45 min – 2 hr 45 min (1 hour) Return – Back to the foot of the mountain where transport awaits.
Finish
  • 2 hr 45 min – 3 hr (15 minutes) Drop-off – To your accommodation or another centrally located place.
You will be back at your accommodation within 3 hours.

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?
Coming Soon! Please contact us for the various trails and routes on Table Mountain.
*Pickup is FREE for lionsheadhike.com Table Mountain guided hiking tours. Table Mountain bookings cover these areas within Cape Town. (Green Point, Sea Point, Camps Bay, Gardens, Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Tamboorskloof, Three Anchor Bay, Fresnaye, Bantry Bay, CliftonForeshore) Self-drive directions to Table Mountain: From Cape Town, go towards Kloof Nek Road in the direction of Clifton. Reach the Tafelberg Road turn off, turn left on Tafelberg Road and continue for around 1 km. Lower Cablecar Station will be on your right. The official SANParks notice will signal the start of the India Venster trail or continue 1.5 km further along Tafelberg Road to Reach the Platteklip Gorge starting point.
  • A pull over to stay warm
  • Carry bag for refreshments

10 Safety Tips

Is Table Mountain hike safe? Find out about the dangers and safety.

There are 10 easy safety tips to complete a Table Mountain hike. These include mountain safety essentials required to prevent muggings.

Easily 10 of the best safety tips.

  1. Never hike the trail alone - Table Mountain trail can be dangerous for solo hikers. Table Mountain Hike arranges group tours for solo travelers.
  2. Bring with enough water - Using a large bottle per person that should last the 2-3 hour duration hike, with more to spare.
  3. Know the route - The best planning advice is to know the route you will be taking, if unfamiliar then our guided hiking tours are for you.
  4. Bring a flashlight - Hikes during early morning or sunset can get dark, rather be prepared and bring with a light for illumination.
  5. Pick your route - Carefully select the route you will be taking, because there is an easier and more difficult route. We offer tours to all of these routes so there's no need to guess which is right for you.
  6. Hike time counts - The time of day you hike effects the weather and more, which can, in turn, affect your mountain experience. The best times to hike are sunrise and sunset, our most popular tours include a beautiful sunrise hike up Table Mountain and a picture-perfect sunset on top of the mountain.hikes.
  7. The cost to hike Table Mountain - Includes our experience of mountain safety as well as your well-being. We look after our clients best interests and will always let you know when things are looking good or have taken a turn for the worst.
  8. Weather changes affect the hike - For Table Mountain, the weather in Cape Town will change the way you hike up the mountain. Dress accordingly and always make use of a guide unsure.
  9. Proper shoes - Are an essential ingredient of a good hike, make use of a closed shoe with good grip to avoid accidents from slipping.
  10. Table Mountain muggings - Do happen and are unfortunate, however, our guides knowledgeable with many years of experience will be there to assist prevent accidents by looking out for your safety.
  11. BONUS. Make use of one of Cape Town's best hiking trails, get your cellphones charged for a day on the mountain. There is a signal and in the event should anything happen, please dial the emergency assistance services. We strongly recommend using a guide and the experience will be amazing. Guides for Table Mountain can be booked by calling +27 (0) 817625551 or emailing us enquiries@lionsheadhike.com

Get started? Book a Table Mountain hike.

Full list of hikes

 HikeWhy use a guide?

Lion's Head sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Lion's Head sunset hike.


Times: 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
Cost: R1150 = $ 75 per person.
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Table Mountain afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Platteklip Gorge Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1350 = $ 100 person
Duration: 3 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Sunrise hike.


Times: 4:00, 5:00, 6:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

India Venster Afternoon hike.


Times: 10:00
Cost: R 1550 = $ 120 per person.
Duration: 4 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?

Skeleton Gorge Morning hike.


Times: 7:00
Cost: R 1950 = $ 150 per person
Duration: 5 hours.
Benefits: FREE pickup.
Snacks and drinks.
Entrance fees.
Guide.
Bookings: Call +27(0)817625551 or email enquiries@lionsheadhike.com
Why use a guide?