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India Venster Route Essential Facts

The India Venster Route article, is written by Riaan Vorster, an accredited mountain-guide and Table Mountain expert with 12 years consistent guiding experience on Table Mountain. Riaan has guided thousands of groups up more than 40 different Table Mountain routes. He heads up Hike Table Mountain, a Cape Town mountain-guiding company specializing in hikes and scrambles on Table Mountain. They are the only company that
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Kasteelspoort Hike Essential Facts

The Kasteelspoort hike article is written by Riaan Vorster, an accredited mountain-guide and Table Mountain expert with 12 years consistent guiding experience on Table Mountain. Riaan has guided thousands of groups up more than 40 different Table Mountain routes. He heads up Hike Table Mountain, a Cape Town mountain-guiding company specializing in hikes and scrambles on Table Mountain. They are the only company that offers
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Skeleton Gorge Hike Essential Facts

The Skeleton Gorge Hike article is written by Riaan Vorster, an accredited mountain-guide and Table Mountain expert with 12 years consistent guiding experience on Table Mountain. Riaan has guided thousands of groups up more than 40 different Table Mountain routes. He heads up Hike Table Mountain, a Cape Town mountain-guiding company specializing in hikes and scrambles on Table Mountain. They are the only company that
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Platteklip Gorge Hike Essential Facts

The Platteklip Gorge Hike article is written by Riaan Vorster, an accredited mountain-guide and Table Mountain expert with 12 years consistent guiding experience on Table Mountain. Riaan has guided thousands of groups up more than 40 different Table Mountain routes. He heads up Hike Table Mountain, a Cape Town mountain-guiding company specializing in hikes and scrambles on Table Mountain. They are the only company that
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Kasteelspoort Hike – 21 May 2021

KASTEELSPOORT HIKE Kasteelspoort is a hiking route up Table Mountain, of late popularized by a dramatic and photogenic viewpoint known as the Diving Board. Here’s what you need to know about this classic Table Mountain route. Kasteelspoort Hike Duration: 4 to 4.5 hours Distance: 6.5 kilometres / 4 miles Elevation gain: 900 meter / 3000 feet Grade: A+ Cost: R1300 per person, R1200 pp if
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Table Mountain Routes Made Easy

Having a hard time deciding which Table Mountain routes are best for you? Given the glut of information, opinions and reviews online, it’s become a daunting task for travelers to decide on a route. Pundits abound, opinions are a dime a dozen and there’s no shortage of route options. This article aims to help you navigate your way through the bewildering amount of clutter by
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Hiking India Venster and Afraid of Heights?

India Venster has seen a massive growth in popularity over the past 5 years, deservedly so. It’s a stellar route that ticks a lot of what people want from a Table Mountain hiking experience. However, Hiking India Venster if you are afraid of heights is not recommended as a solo activity. But this is where things get a bit vague, giving rise to uncertainty and
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Hiking Kasteelspoort – What You Should Know

Kasteelspoort is a route up the Twelve Apostles. The Twelve Apostles is a chain of seaboard peaks extending behind the famous tabletop summit of Table Mountain. They are considered part of Table Mountain. Many routes lead up the Twelve Apostles. Hiking Kasteelspoort is the easiest. This combined with the appeal of the Diving Board account for its popularity. Let’s first look at how it compares
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Table Mountain Hike – Top 5 View Points

If you are like most who enjoy a Table Mountain Hike, the views are my motivation for my top 5 peaks and view points. Unique and diverse angles of view allow for a fuller appreciation of the mountain. A hike to the peaks will optimise your experience of this iconic mountain. I have spent 20 years hiking and guiding on Table Mountain, and I have
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Table Mountain hikes: Blind Gully – 25 August 2020

Despite its proximity to a city, Table Mountain offers lots of opportunity for wilderness adventure. Several Table Mountain hikes provides intrepid hikers with a combination of thrill and nature. These routes are marked by scrambling, exposure to heights and rugged terrain. And they usually take you off the beaten track while traversing wild and imposing terrain. One such route is Blind Gully. Located on the
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