Archives for Table Mountain routes

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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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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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 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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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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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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Hiking Table Mountain via the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn Traverse – 10 June 2020

If there is one Table Mountain hiking route that demonstrates the mountain’s wildness, it is the Grotto-Fountain-Cairn Traverse. Despite the proximity of the city and the nearby presence of a cableway, the GFC Traverse leads through a veritable wilderness with jaw-dropping grandeur and pristine nature. Yet, despite its attractions, you rarely encounter hikers along the way, and not once a signpost or man-made step. The
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The different faces of hiking Table Mountain – 26 May 2020

If there is one thing about Table Mountain hiking that never ceases to amaze me, it must be the diversity. Unlike the average mountain, Table Mountain, as the name suggests, does not rise to a pointed peak. Rather, it is a rambling plateau that covers an area of about 58 square kilometers. This gives rise to micro-climates: different sides of the mountain get different rainfall
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