Which routes up Table Mountain are the
It is impossible to say which hiking trail on Table Mountain is the best. There are so many different routes with so much variety in difficulty, type of flora, things to see and views. So the most important questions to ask in order to answer are:
- “What sort of walk would you like?”
- ” Are you looking for a tough and challenging day out? Or a gentle ramble ?”
- “Are you more interested in the flora or the views”
Of course even knowing the answers to the above questions the answer will still differ from person to person. However here are some of my favourite Table Mountain hikes.
If someone is looking for a challenge. I would recommend going up the India Venster route on Table Mountain. This is a scramble route which follows almost directly under the cable car. Not recommended for anyone who is afraid of heights this is a route that can be followed by anyone of reasonable fitness with no climbing experience. The climb itself should take around 2.5 hours. From here one can go straight down Platteklip Gorge or do a full day hike on the mountain coming down above either Kirstenbosch or Camps Bay.