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India Venster

The adventurous route up Table Mountain!

Embark on a thrilling journey up one of Cape Town's most exhilarating hiking trails – the India Venster Route on Table Mountain. As seasoned adventurers and nature enthusiasts, we invite you to experience the awe-inspiring beauty and challenging terrain of this iconic South African landmark. The India Venster Route offers a unique perspective of Table Mountain, providing hikers with breathtaking views of Cape Town, the Atlantic Ocean, and the surrounding landscapes. This intermediate to advanced trail is not for the faint-hearted but promises an unforgettable adventure for those willing to take on its rugged paths and rocky ascents.


  • Panoramic Views: Marvel at panoramic vistas of Cape Town, with its vibrant cityscape juxtaposed against the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. The viewpoint from various sections of the trail offers unparalleled photo opportunities, perfect for capturing memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Natural Wonders: Immerse yourself in the diverse flora and fauna of Table Mountain National Park. Encounter indigenous plant species, including the unique fynbos, and keep an eye out for resident wildlife, such as dassies (rock hyraxes), lizards, and various bird species.

  • Rock Scrambling: Challenge yourself with thrilling rock scrambles and narrow ledges that demand focus and agility. As you navigate through rocky outcrops and cliff faces, you'll experience an adrenaline rush like no other, all while being surrounded by the raw beauty of Table Mountain.

  • Historical Significance: Gain insight into the rich history and geology of Table Mountain through informative signage along the trail. Learn about the formation of this ancient mountain range and its significance to the people of South Africa throughout the centuries.


Practical Information:

  • Fitness Level: The India Venster Route is considered strenuous and is recommended for hikers with a good level of fitness and hiking experience. Be prepared for steep ascents, uneven terrain, and sections of rock scrambling.

  • Timing: The hike typically takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete, depending on your pace and the conditions. Start early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day and allow ample time to descend before sunset.

  • What to Bring: We recommend wearing sturdy hiking boots, comfortable clothing suitable for layering in all conditions, sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, snacks, and a camera to capture the breath-taking scenery.

  • Safety: Our experienced guides prioritise safety at all times, providing assistance

Pricing: inclusive of cable car ticket down
1 person - R2 500
2 persons - R3 000
3 persons - R4 050
4 persons - R4 800
5-8 persons - R1 100 per person

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