Hike Table Mountain via India Venster Morning Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Hike Table Mountain via India Venster Morning Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
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  • 4 hours
  • Cape Town
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Our hiking group are small and limited to a maximum of 4 persons to maximize the personal experience with more opportunity to engage and interact with our tour guide.
India Venster hike is known for its challenging and dramatics views.
The "Venster" (window in the Afrikaans language) is attributed to a spectacular viewpoint that we see framed by two large rock buttresses.
Hiking Table Mountain one of the most recognizable mountains in Africa and one of the new seven natural wonders in the world is a unique experience It has a unique floral kingdom found only in the South Western Cape commonly known as fynbos. It is the smallest and richest of the six floral kingdoms on our planet with many species of proteas, ericas and restios. Also unique to Table Mountain is the ghost frog a rare and elusive frog species that is endemic to Table Mountain. More exotic also found on Table Mountain is our Himalayan Tahr "wild mountain goats" native to Northern India, Southern Tibet, China and Nepal.

Itinerary

The hike gets is name from the shape of the ravine that is situated between the two large rock buttresses. The trail start behind the lower cable way station heading right up Table Mountain before reaching the contour path. From here the trail gradually ascent a gully of a buttress known as Venster buttress and veers left below the rock amphitheater. As we approaches the end east side of this amphitheater the trail become steeper with some easy scrambling. The more exiting is still to come be focus! staples and chains have been engineered along the way that renders the climbing more user friendly and safer. Past this section of climbing and scrambling the trail wanders easily up to "The Ledge" and around the corner, there is often a cooling breeze here and a good time to enjoy the view overlooking Camps Bay and the Atlantic ocean. As one rounds the next corner there are impressive cliffs high up, continues SSE the path rises steeply to a higher ledge below massive overhangs now heading away from the sea and into a shady ravine (on a morning hike) and can be cold and windy at time. The top of Table Mountain is 10mn away from here, well done!

Stop At:

• Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa

Inclusions
  • First Aid Kit
  • Registered adventure hiking and culture tourist guide.

Exclusions
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Cable car ticket one way down
  • Breakfast
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • Have a warm top because it can get a little chilly at the peak and on the way down after the sunset sun has set.
  • Closed shoes (Takkies, running shoes)
  • Bring your camera
  • Pack a bottle of water to stay hydrated
  • The hike up Table Mountain is weather dependant
  • Not recommended for travelers with fear of height
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, 5821 Tafelberg Rd, Table Mountain (Nature Reserve), Cape Town, 8001, South Africa


Departure Time

06:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours


User's Reviews

Jane_P

11 Feb, 2024

Great trip from start to finish. Well organised & communication with meet info etc perfect. Patric was a superb guide, very informative, good company & knowledgeable of the mountain and surrounding area. Highly recommend, a throughly enjoyable morning. Thanks Patric!

Maximewkz

03 Aug, 2021

I recommend you fully to book your India Venester tour here, you will never regret ! I learned a lot of things thanks to a guide who really love what he do, a passionnant man unforgettable.

Sandra K

13 Mar, 2020

Very friendly and helpful guide, explained a lot about Cape Town and its vegetation while caring about a safe hike. Kept his contact for future hikes!

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