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 Post subject: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Hi
My husband and I would like to walk up table mountain please suggest where I get route's of the walks, should a go on a guided walk?
cheers greenwoodpecker :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:34 pm 
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Hi and welcome to the forums, Greenwoodpecker :D

You should find the info posted here useful and should you need to know more, please see contact detail for Table Mountain National Park, here .

Wishing you an enjoyable walk :D

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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Hi,
I did that last September with a guide.
It was great. What a view and you feel so good you did it!
I can send you the guide details if you want.
Have fun
Edie (from France)


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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
Unread postPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:07 pm 
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You haven't been up table mountain untill you have climbed it.
There are several easy routes . From constantia Nek there is a rough concrete track all the way to the top . very easy but is quite long but very very beautiful. From Kirstenbosch there is Skeletan Gorge and of course from the front of the mountain there is Plattaklip gorge though I always come down that way as its quite a steep climb. We have never thought of a guide but maybe its a very good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
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Almost every week the Mountain Rescue is called out because clueless climbers underestimate it.

Do a lot of research and take enough water, food & warm clothes irrespective of how hot it is when you start, and wear decent shoes. Take a good map.

Otherwise get a guide.

I know experienced ones. (Not me!)

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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
Unread postPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:55 pm 
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Bush Baptist wrote:
Almost every week the Mountain Rescue is called out because clueless climbers underestimate it.

Do a lot of research and take enough water, food & warm clothes irrespective of how hot it is when you start, and wear decent shoes. Take a good map.

Otherwise get a guide.

I know experienced ones. (Not me!)


Amen to that. Do not underestimate the brutality of the Mountain, even while you appreciate the beauty of it.

If you're not familiar with the routes, and don't know anyone in Cape Town able and willing to take you to the top, get a guide. Someone who knows the Mountain very well. And just as importantly, someone who knows Cape Town weather very well. You don't want to get caught 3/4 of the way up when the weather turns bad. And it can turn in minutes.

BUT take adequate precautions, and you'll have one of the most spectacular days you can have anywhere in the world. The views, and experience, are top notch.

Oh, and one more thing, it is NOT flat on top. Just saying...


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 Post subject: Re: visiting capetown would like to walk up table mountain
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PS you do not have to be super fit to climb it . But you have to choose your route carefully . I first climbed it at 15 and have done it many times since but have always stuck to the easy routes . My children have been up with us and the youngest was 6 . though we did climb with Ballechin on our backs when he was 6 months old .. !!!

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