About Platteklip to Upper Cableway Station Walk

Platteklip Gorge provides the most direct route up to the top of Table Mountain. This popular trail can be grueling, particularly when summer temperatures soar.

The well-constructed path is steep, zigzagging and with stone steps in sections. Once clearing the gorge, turn right to the Upper Cableway Station. Aim to spend time at the top exploring the network of footpaths and numerous interpretative boards. Don't forget to bring cash for the cableway if you don't intend walking down.

Duration: 1 – 3 hours (super fit to slow pace)
Difficulty: Moderate to tough (depending on weather and fitness)
Distance: 3 km one way
Essential items: Water, sunblock, hat, windproof clothing
Warning: Temperatures can be extreme (either very hot or cold and windy)

Platteklip to Upper Cableway Station Walk Map

Platteklip to Upper Cableway Station Walk is 10.8km from the centre of Table Mountain National Park , the nearest airport 20.3km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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