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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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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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Table Mountain Hiking Essentials

Table Mountain hiking is the ultimate way to experience this iconic landmark. You get a true idea of its size and wildness, diversity and grandeur. Despite its proximity to a city and the presence of a cableway, Table Mountain is still very much a mountain. There might be a shop and café on its summit, and a city at its base, but much of the
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What to look for in your Table Mountain Guide

This article assumes you’ve made the decision to use a Table Mountain hiking guide and as such deals with the qualities and competencies you want in a guide. Table Mountain ranks as a top-3 experience to the vast majority of travellers, so optimizing the experience by using an experienced Table Mountain Guide makes a lot of sense. Why hike Table Mountain with us? Below is
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Platteklip Gorge: What you need to know – 11 August 2020

No Table Mountain hiking route receives more popularity and discussion than Platteklip Gorge. The resulting glut of information – and misinformation – available online can be bewildering. This article aims to cut through the clutter and provide insights and essential facts about Platteklip Gorge to guide you in selecting the right route. Route-selection is a vital consideration in ensuring an enjoyable Table Mountain hike. The
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Best viewpoints when hiking Table Mountain – 2 July 2020

The best viewpoints on Table Mountain: a weighty point of contention that unfortunately cannot be answered definitively. Short of letting myself off the hook, I will attempt to review what I consider the top contenders of this debatable issue. Before doing so, it is worth pointing out that some of the best viewpoints can be found on the way up, not from the summit. Perched
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Table Mountain hiking: Why use a guide? – 10 May 2020

It’s tempting to think of Table Mountain as less of a mountain due to its proximity to a city and the presence of a cableway. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even locals sometimes fall prey to the delusion that the mountain is tame. Unforgiving terrain, tricky route-finding, changeable and harsh weather, the height and size of the mountain: any one of these, and
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