The Table Mountain National Park offers one of South
Africa’s most lively scenery and it is the most popular hiking spot in the
There are over 350 trails that lead to the top for all types
of hikers, from casual strollers to the more experienced ones.
The easier trails include the Constantiaberg, the Silvermine
or the Cape of Good Hope while the more difficult trails are the Platteklip
Gorge, Nursery Ravine or Skeleton Gorge.
Hiking the Table Mountain National Park is mostly free with the exception of some areas where
conservation fees are to be paid like the Kirstenbosch Garden, Cape Point or Boulders.
Its close proximity to the city makes many people feel safe in the park, but it should be kept
in mind that the area is wild nonetheless and climbing it can be especially dangerous. Plenty hiking trails
commence from the Camps Bay.
The national park is very well marked but if you are inexperienced you may want to hike with a group.
Free walking guides
There are enthusiastic volunteers who offer free guided
walks the second Sunday of each month. The meeting point is inside the main
In order to participate at the walking guides, hikers must
wear strong boots. They must also have a hat, sunscreen, water, rain coat and a
A wild card must be obtained from the Tokai Tourism Sales
Office (+27 021 712 7471)(closed daily from 12:30 - 13:00).
There is no payment for the walk. Enquiries at John 021 782 2379; Ian 021 782 8552