A common favourite amongst locals, this popular route circles the small peak with the walk to the top giving sweeping views across the city and the sea. Great for sunrise, sunset or if you are looking for a short hike.
Lion’s Head is a circular route. It starts on Signal Hill Road. Beginning on the gravel track the path winds around to the seaside and gets to a paragliding launch site (one of two) and then continues around onto a path that gently climbs as you have views of Sea Point, the bay and Robben Island. The path comes to a few ladders, chains and handles along the way but if these are not your cup of tea there is an alternate route. The last stretch involves a slightly steep path and one compulsory ladder leading to the flat top with beautiful panoramic views, from the West Coast across the Winelands and the city, Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles coastline.
Cost: R500 per person
Duration: 2,5 hours
Starting on Tafelberg Road close to Kloof Corner, we gradually ascend to the contour path on the front face of Table Mountain. After a quick scenic break at Kloof Corner lookout we traverse along the contour path to the start of India Venster. We zig-zag our way up the mountain directly under the cable car until reaching a section of climbing handles. Once we have ascended the climbing handles a short scramble takes us back onto the India Venster path. We follow the path around the mountain, overlooking Camps Bay as we go. The path takes us onto the top of Table Mountain and along to the Upper Cable Station. A short cable car ride down the mountain will take us back to the starting point.
Cost: R 700 per person (excluding Cable Car)
Duration: 3-4 hours
Starting at the Lower Cable Station you ascend approximately 650 metres in 5 minutes to the Upper Cable Station. Disembarking from the cable car the start has two options, to go clockwise or anti clockwise. The route is relatively flat and filled with outstanding views. Expect to see a few proteas along the way, which are our national flower. The traverse along the front side of Table Mountain will give views of the city and out towards Paarl, Table Bay and Robben Island and up the West Coast. From the back edge of the Table you will get a glimpse of the reservoirs on top of the mountain, Hout Bay and the peninsula towards Cape Point. There is a small mound of rocks at Maclears Beacon, great for photos! Once back at the Upper Cable Station look out for the Dassies (Rock Hyrax) and get a few photos at the famous lookout points. Once you are done we enjoy the brisk ride down to the Lower Cable Station.
Cost: Cost: R500 per person (excluding Cable Car)
Duration: 2-3 hours
This hike starts on Theresa Avenue, Camps Bay, with a short climb up to the well-known pipe track. We continue along the track towards Llandudno, weaving in and out of various ravines to arrive at Corridor Ravine. We start a gradual climb up Corridor ravine to a ridgeline overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Orange Kloof and the upper valley of Hout Bay. From here we head North along the ridgeline of the 12 Apostles, passing the amazing tranquility cracks, to the abandoned cable station and railway tracks. We head along the railway track until arriving at the Woodhead Reservoir on the back table of Table Mountain. This reservoir provides us with a great spot for a rest and time to take in the scenery around us. From the reservoir we head back to the top of Kasteelspoort and down the ravine to the pipe track below. A short distance along the pipe track takes us back to Theresa Avenue and the finishing point of the Hike.
Cost: R 950 per person
Duration: 6-7 hours
Distance: 8-9 km
Constantia Corner is one of the less strenuous routes. It offers a choice of ascents up to the Back Table. Choose between a jeep track, hiking path or an adventurous scramble to the top, where different areas can be explored. At the top we will go around some of the dams and visit the Waterworks Museum, showcasing some of the heritage of Table Mountain from as far back as the 1800s, as well as traverse across the Woodhead Dam Wall. The return trip is via Smuts Track joining back up to the jeep track and down to Constantia Nek.
Cost: R 950 per person
Duration: 4-6 hours