Kasteelspoort to the Cableway

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This route starts by heading up the jeep track from the stunning Camps Bay or Atlantic Ocean side of Table Mountain. It connects to the historical Pipe Track and Kasteelspoort which is a steady climb up a beautiful ravine. Massive buttresses flanking both sides of the ravine make this a strikingly beautiful way to ascend. Halfway up is a nice break spot called ‘Breakfast Rock’ which is a perfect photo opportunity with views of Lions Head and the Atlantic Ocean below. Once you reach the top of Kasteelspoort you’ll make your way to view the remnants of the historical Old Cableway where we will share some insight into the past. Here there is also an opportunity for the brave to go out onto ‘Diving Board Rock’ for an incredible picture to show others back home. From the Old Cableway, you’ll hike up part of the Valley of the Red Gods & into the Valley of Isolation which has interesting rock formations creating a bowl-like valley and both offer peace in nature. From there, the descent is into Echo Valley and up the backside of Table Mountain up 3 ladders. Here you’ll enjoy views overlooking your starting point down below and you’ll see how far you’ve come. We make our way to the Cableway and descend down weather permitting. At the bottom we taxi back to our vehicle at the starting point.

One reason to choose this route: You’ll experience three sides of the mountain in one hike & beautiful views all around.

Time: +/-5 hours

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.

Includes: Pick up and drop off 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 (payable at the top of the mountain on the day either with cash or card), or R200 per person fee to walk down if the Cableway is closed due to high wind.

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 which is all of the above minus the sandwich for R110 per person. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements you may have, just let us know at the time of booking. Feel free to bring your own food and water if you prefer for the trail. There 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 & at 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 Wifi Lounge on top of Table Mountain. Uber arrives usually within 5 minutes.

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