Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cableway station

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Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cableway station. Let’s do it together

at the start of the Platteklip trek up Table Mountain

Start of Platteklip Gorge Trail on Table Mountain

One of the most popular hikes, only because it gets really busy with people going up and down Table Mountain. Some call it the Long Street of Table Mountain. Platteklip Gorge  is the most direct route to the top of Table Mountain. The hike can be very demanding but definitely worth the while doing it. The path (trail) is well maintained but getting to the top about 15meters the steps are really big as it becomes dramatic. This route is to be done slowly if not experienced hiker, with enough water, sun screen, wind proof and rain gear. The weather at the top can be very different from down below, it sometime gets really windy or very cold and chilly due to the South Easter blowing through and over the gorge so always come prepared. Watch out for Rock Kestrel hovering here and there, Red winged starlings and the beautiful array of different species of fynbos. Recommended that one hike’s up to the top of Table Mountain and take the cable car down.

 

j-r the intern

View at the Top of Platteklip Gorge Trail on Table Mountain

Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cableway station

Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge Trail looking to the top

Time & Distance: 2-3hr- 3km

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