Cape Town - Hike up Table Mountain via the India Venster Route!

India Venster is one of the classic Table Mountain ascents and hiking with an experienced guide adds immense value! This adventurous hike is not for the faint-hearted but if you're looking for a more exciting Table Mountain experience offering superb views in good weather then this is the hike for you.
- Table Mountain Experts
- Local in-depth knowledge of the Fauna & Flora of Table Mountain
- Incredible Views of Cape Town
- Adventurous Route with challenging rock scrambles
- Quieter Trail away from the masses

Duration 3 to 4 hours
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What's included :
  • Professional Guide
What's excluded :
  • One-way Cable Car Ticket (R200 pp)
  • Snacks - Please bring water and a light snack for the hike. Approximately 1.5 - 2 litres water per person, and a small snack (e.g. Trail Bar, Fruit, Nuts, etc.).
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Stop At: Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa

Hiking Table Mountain is one of the best activities in Cape Town and the adventurous India Venster route is a classic!

This challenging and spectacular ascent on the north face of Table Mountain offers stupendous views over the Mother City, Kloof Corner, Lion’s Head and Camps Bay. Visit the famous “Window” which together with India Ravine gives this route its name. This is a moderate to strenuous hike with some rock scrambling and exposure to heights. You need to be comfortable with exposure (vertical drops) and using your hands to negotiate a number of B-grade rock pitches. In the crux section there are steel stales and chains to aid the hiker.

Adventure and views aside there'll also be a focus on interpreting the natural and cultural elements of Table Mountain and Cape Town which adds so much to your experience.

Once on the summit plateau and successfully ascending 800 meters of rocky terrain we'll jump on the Cable Car for the quick trip down (R190 pp - weather permitting). We stroll over the summit area for about 30 minutes, after scaling the mountain, to savour the vistas however if you would prefer to linger longer on the summit and visit the cafe / restaurant then that's perfectly fine and we'll say our goodbyes at the Upper Cable Station.

If it is very windy and the cableway is not operating then we need to hike down Platteklip Gorge which adds on an extra 1.5 hours.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure Point :
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Tafelberg Rd, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Departure Time :
6:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • On this PRIVATE excursion the focus is on getting into nature: fresh air, open spaces & low risk. As it's a private tour it will be interaction with a single guide through the day, meeting at trail head. Wearing of a mask such as a Buff is ideal when close up. There will be sanitizer available.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Table Mountain Treks and Tours

Activity ID: V-136235P1

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