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

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Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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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

What's Included

Professional Guide

What's Not Included

One-way Cable Car Ticket (R220 pp)

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.).

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • 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 clo
  • Travelers should have a high level of physical fitness
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Table Mountain
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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