India Venster is one of the classic Table Mountain ascents and hiking with an experienced guide adds immense value! This adventurous hike is not for the faint-hearted but if you're looking for a more exciting Table Mountain experience offering superb views in good weather then this is the hike for you.
- Table Mountain Experts
- Local in-depth knowledge of the Fauna & Flora of Table Mountain
- Incredible Views of Cape Town
- Adventurous Route with challenging rock scrambles
- Quieter Trail away from the masses
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa
Hiking Table Mountain is one of the best activities in Cape Town and the adventurous India Venster route is a classic!
This challenging and spectacular ascent on the north face of Table Mountain offers stupendous views over the Mother City, Kloof Corner, Lions Head and Camps Bay. Visit the famous Window which together with India Ravine gives this route its name. This is a moderate to strenuous hike with some rock scrambling and exposure to heights. You need to be comfortable with exposure (vertical drops) and using your hands to negotiate a number of B-grade rock pitches. In the crux section there are steel stales and chains to aid the hiker.
Adventure and views aside there'll also be a focus on interpreting the natural and cultural elements of Table Mountain and Cape Town which adds so much to your experience.
Once on the summit plateau and successfully ascending 800 meters of rocky terrain we'll jump on the Cable Car for the quick trip down (R190 pp - weather permitting). We stroll over the summit area for about 30 minutes, after scaling the mountain, to savour the vistas however if you would prefer to linger longer on the summit and visit the cafe / restaurant then that's perfectly fine and we'll say our goodbyes at the Upper Cable Station.
If it is very windy and the cableway is not operating then we need to hike down Platteklip Gorge which adds on an extra 1.5 hours.
Duration: 30 minutes
Duration:3 to 4 hours
Commences in:Cape Town, South Africa
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