India Venster to the Cableway

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This adventurous route takes its name from India Ravine which resembles the shape of India on a map when seen from the city, and Venster (meaning: window in Afrikaans) which is a natural window in the rocks offering views of Devil’s Peak. This hike includes some rock scrambling and exposed terrain and is not suitable for those afraid of heights or uncomfortable on exposed areas. The city is visible from all sections of this hike but one can often feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle below. The last section of this route you’ll round onto Fountain Ledge and then up the quiet Fountain Ravine on the backside of Table Mountain which offers spectacular views over the 12 Apostles and the Atlantic Ocean. The descent is down via the Cableway weather permitting.

One reason to choose this route: If you’re looking for adventure and a great ‘birds eye view’ of the City of Cape Town from above.

Time: 3-4 hour ascent

Includes: Pick up and drop off to and from your accommodation in Cape Town’s City Centre and Atlantic Seaboard areas.

Excludes: R200 per adult/R100 per child (under 17 years)Cableway fee down after the hike (this is payable either by cash or card at the top of the mountain on the day), or R200 per person fee to walk down if the Cableway is closed due to high wind.

Cost: R1150 per person (+R700 for the group to have a privately guided hike or +R700 single supplement if applicable). Rates valid until August 31, 2020.

Let us know if you’d like to purchase a lunchbox from us for R150 per person. Included: a sandwich or wrap, seasonal fruit, snacks and 2 liters of water to keep your energy up along the way. Or purchase a snack pack for R110 per person which is all of the above minus the sandwich. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have, just let us know when you book. Feel free to bring your own food and water if you prefer for the trail. Here is another option to keep in mind…there is a cafeteria style restaurant at the top of Table Mountain (only open when the Cablecar is functioning). This offers basic hot and cold food options in a touristy area. Please note: if you wish to dine at the restaurant our tour will end here and you can make your own way home after spending time at the top & the restaurant. There are taxis readily available at the base of Table Mountain, or you can order an Uber using the free Wifi at the top of Table Mountain in the Wifi Lounge which will arrive for you within 5-10 minutes.

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