India Venster Hike Table Mountain
India Venster hike tackles Table Mountain front (North) face starting from Table Mountain Aerial Cable Station. A 3-4 hour hiking route suitable for any averagely fit person not too afraid of heights – there are some exposed sections mid-height which require elementary rock-scrambling/climbing and is ideal for a guided hike on Table Mountain for this reason.
Not your average Table Mountain hike!
The India Venster hike is a varied offering of steep, even scrambling sections as well as some winding almost flat sections. This hike starts up the North Face of Table Mountain and weaves through the rock bands to a point 100m directly below the Upper Cable Station. At this point, the path darts around onto the West face and traverses the length of Fountain Ledge overlooking Camps bay and from there joins the final section of Platteklip Gorge up the last section to the summit.
Come hike India Venster with us!
We have daily hikes leaving shortly after sunrise to avoid the sun-baked slopes which catch the sun an hour or two after sunrise due to their Northern aspect – by this time we aim to be deep in the gully and still in shadow. If the cable car is running, we take the 5min ride down, however, it is important to be prepared to walk back down Platteklip Gorge in the event that the car is closed due to strong winds.
- 4 hours
- Seven days a week
- Table Mountain Aerial Cable Station
- We do not operate in high-risk rain and winds
What to Wear
- Comfortable gym wear and hiking boots/ running shoes with good grip
Things to Bring
- A water bottle and some energy snacks