Hiking Table Mountain

Hiking Table Mountain

Hiking on Table Mountain is incredible, with its wide variety of unique hiking trails, diverse endemic vegetation and mind-blowing scenery. Table Mountain must be one of the best places on earth to hike. Where else can you venture through indigenous forest and scramble over steep fynbos-rich cliffs on the same hike?

Hiking Table Mountain to the Table Mountain dams

Table Mountain dams

Hiking Table Mountain to the five Table Mountain dams is a wonderful experience. Yet, many people living in Cape Town don’t even know that these dams exist. They were built years ago to supply water to the region.

Hike up Table Mountain

Hike up Table Mountain

This is a step-by-step guide on how to hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. It outlines the most key factors to consider before, during and after an upcoming hike. Hopefully, you will find it useful.

The best time to hike Table Mountain in Cape Town

Best time to hike Table Mountain

When’s the best time to hike Table Mountain? People regularly ask this question. In the summer months, the best time is before 6:30 am. But, as you might expect, it is not quite as simple as that. There are numerous factors to consider to determine the ideal time to start a Table Mountain hike.

There are Table Mountain hikes that don’t go to the top

Table Mountain hikes that don’t go to the top

Don’t let Table Mountain’s 1086-metre (3,563-foot) elevation put you off going on a Table Mountain hike. Sure, it can come across as intimidating. But Table Mountain accommodates hikers of all fitness levels and fulfils most hiking expectations. There are plenty of easy and moderate walks on and around the iconic flat-topped mountain. Several popular Table Mountain hiking tours do not go to the very top.