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Hike Table Mountain via the Twelve Apostles

A scenic guided adventure up Table Mountain with expansive views. 1 day.

DURATION
1 Day
LOCATION
South Africa
SEASON
August, December—April
NEAREST AIRPORT

This one-day adventure takes on Table Mountain via the Twelve Apostles. It’s a great route making the most of a full day on the mountain with some spectacular views.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 1 day of hiking
  • Experienced local guide
  • Transfer from Cape Town centre
  • Snacks

Perfect for

Anyone looking to experience the best of Table Mountain. No previous experience is required, you need a reasonable level of fitness.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Cable car ticket if you wish (R95)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a minimum of 2 people, and a maximum of 8. Please note, if there are not 2 people booked the trip may be rearranged or cancelled.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Daysack
  • Tough walking shoes/boots
  • Water bottle
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream
  • Waterproofs
  • Walking clothes
  • Camera
  • Spending money

You are free to book any flights that fit with the start and end points of the trip.

Yes, children are from the age of 5 are welcomed to join this trip, if you’re booking as a private group.

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Location

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Cape Town is a thriving metropolitan city, teeming with life, that is sure to be on every traveller’s dream tick list. There is something for everyone in Cape Town with culture, adventure, beaches, mountains and fine food all in one place. The city brings together peoples from all of South Africa’s varied cultural groups in a vibrant mix of colour that shows the ‘Rainbow Nation’ at its best. Part of what makes the city so special is its dramatic location, nestled at the point of Africa between the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the infamous Table Mountain.

Standing at 1,084 metres above sea level, Table Mountain is a spectacular backdrop to the city. The mountain is at the heart of the Table Mountain National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of the different micro-climates found at changing altitudes on the mountain, it has an incredible diversity of plant life from the deeply forested ravines to the exposed summit plateau. Your route takes in part of the Twelve Apostles that run from Table Mountain to Hout Bay. It’s a great route showcasing some of the best sections of the mountain. It offers a stiff challenge whilst never being overly difficult.

Start point

Your local host will collect you from your Cape Town accommodation between 06:00 and 08:00 - season dependent. Your host will be in contact to specify a time.

Finish point

This adventure ends in the late afternoon from the Lower Cablecar Station on Tafleberg Road, Cape Town.

What to Expect

Day Trip: Hiking the Twelve Apostles

Your local host will collect you bright and early from your Cape Town accommodation. The hike starts with a nice warm up along the historic Pipe Track with superb views back over Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

Things hot up as you hit Kasteelport and take on the tough but manageable climb up 550 metres over 3km. At the top, you’ll take a quick break at ‘Springboard Rock’ – a great picture opportunity. The hike then runs along the top of the Twelve Apostles to Table Mountain.

Passing through a quiet valley you’ll reach the final 300m climb with some rocky steps and iron ladders on the final push to the summit plateau. Take your time to enjoy the panoramic views. Then, either descend by the rugged Platteklip Gorge or hop in the cable car to save tired knees.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.

Accommodation

As this is a 1-day adventure, no accommodation is included.

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