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Platteklip Gorge
  • Grade: 1
  • Ease: Easy
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 3-4 hours

The oldest, easiest hike up the centre cleft of Table Mountain North face. The hike follows a steep but well maintained foot path and crests the table-top midway between the cable car and McClears Beacon - the highest point on Table Mountain. 


 

  • Grade: 1
  • Ease: Easy
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Price: R850
  • Group* R750
  • Student Discount: Ask Us
G uided Hiking on the oldest, easiest hike on Table Mountain. The route follows the centre cleft of Table Mountain North face ascending a steep but well maintained foot path and crests the table-top midway between the cable car and McClears Beacon - the highest point on Table Mountain. Hikes are graded for their technical difficulty and the grade is not necessarily an indication of how exposed or strenuous they are. Each hike does carry an indication for it's suitability level - easy | moderate | strenuous as well as an exposure rating out of three.
 
We have daily hikes leaving shortly after sunrise to avoid the sun-baked slopes which catch the sun an hour or two after sunrise due to their Northern aspect - by this time we aim to be deep in the gully and still in shadow. If the cable car is running, we take the 5min ride down, however it is important to be prepared to walk back down in the even that the car is closed due to strong winds.

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W ith more than 20 years of mountaineering experience - from Trekking in the Drakensberg to Alpine North Faces and Big Wall Aid climbs, Tristan Firman has been actively guiding since 2005. Based out of Cape Town, South Africa, we specialise in Southern African adventure experiences from Rock Climbing and hiking Table Mountain to extended Drakensberg Treks and most everything in between. Registered, Certified guides ensure that you get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery that has South Africa voted as "The most beautiful country in the world", from some truly unique vantage points.

From beginner to experienced, if you are looking for adventure away from the mainstream, you have come to the right place.

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Certified and Registered
Suitable for all skill levels
  • We specialise in tailor-making adventures to your skill level - EVEN if you have never climbed or hiked before
Equipment Provided
  • If you are travelling light, we have all gear/equipment you may need
Single or Combined Adventures
  • Time for more than one activity - combine them. Sleep in caves and climb rock, paddle a river
Wide Range of Areas
  • Table Mountain, Lions Head, Cedarberg, Namibia, Drakensberg and Eastern Cape
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