Platteklip Gorge is a very popular route, possibly because the path is well constructed. It is also the most direct and quickest route to the top of Table Mountain. It should not be underestimated, however, especially in hot weather. Not to worry, though, we can take it slow, resting often and drinking in the breathtaking views of Cape Town and Table Bay. We usually catch a ride on the cable car to descend, but it’s up to you.
Time 2 to 3 hours, one way
Cost R850 per person (minimum two people), excluding Cableway descent
Difficulty This is a steep, but non-technical hike, and a moderate level of fitness is a good idea.