Why Hike Table Mountain
Table Mountain offers some of the best hiking on the planet. No matter what your experience level, Table Mountain will delight you in so many ways and meet you on so many levels.
Towering 1086 meters (3560 feet) over Cape Town, and around 540 million years in the making, Table Mountain is a playground for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Once an island, now boasting more plant species per square mile than a tropical jungle, this flat-topped monolith begs exploration. Trails run the length and breadth of the mountain, offering exceptional hiking for all levels of experience and fitness.
Hiking Table Mountain will delight you in so many ways and meet you on so many levels. People climb the mountain for reasons as varied and numerous as its trails. Some do it for exercise, others see it as a challenge and regard the rugged terrain as a proving ground. There are those who crave only the solitude; to find beauty in lonely places. For many, the desire to explore and experience raw nature underpin their Table Mountain hikes. And connecting all these motives is the need to escape the daily grind.
Whatever your reason, this is one mountain you want to climb. If you enjoy nature and the outdoors, or if you have a sense of adventure and an inquisitive mind, a hike up Table Mountain is highly recommended. Conquering the mountain on foot is an exciting and rewarding experience that provides a true appreciation of the mountain’s size, height, grandeur and wildness. Topping this are the intangibles: the exhilaration of scaling a mountain, the thrill of discovery, a sense of achievement and the invigoration of immersing yourself in nature.