Hiking up Table Mountain – the round route

The weather was great on Sunday so I decided to try out a new hike. See the map below for the route I took (click for a more interactive map).

It was a cool hike although pretty steep at times and quite long – I would say count on about 3.5 to 4 hours. There was a noticeable difference between the mainstream and lesser known routes up the mountain.

On the route up the back side of the mountain I saw:

  • Two other hikers having a quiet lunch

On the route down Platteklip gorge I saw:

  • About 100 exchange students
  • A whole British rugby team
  • Some Americans struggling along in their jeans and slops
  • An American girl who was hiking in her bra and shorts
  • An Italian girl hiking in bikini bottoms and a t-shirt

Check out some of the pics I took below.

  • Carol

    Al – this route looks great. Think i must brave it with you sometime…though not sure my husband would be up for an early morning hike!!!!!

  • http://alistairpott.com alistair

    Anytime Carolla