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Kasteelspoort Hiking Route

in Cape Town by Path & Peak Adventures


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More about Kasteelspoort Hiking Route

Kasteelspoort is a classic and beautiful Table Mountain route which should not be missed. It is longer, more forgiving and more scenic than many of the mountains other routes. The ascent is more forgiving than other routes and guides hikers up a massive ravine known as Kasteelspoort (Castle’s Gate) towards the top, but not before passing Breakfast Rock – the site of the old cable car lower station and an amazing place to have, well, breakfast, or a light snack.

Once at the top of the initial ascent, hikers will be taken to probably the most famous photography spot on the mountain – the diving board. This is a surfboard like rock that juts out over the abyss one has just hiked up. It is not for the faint-hearted but is well worth it for the picture.

From here, Kasteelspoort hikers will then make their way through the Valley of the Red Gods, an undulating 2 hour walk towards the Table Mountain summit. Along the way are amazing sections of flora to look out for. Once on the summit, hikers will be afforded amazing views of the City Bowl, surrounding Oceans and Robben Island and there will be the chance to take an extended break at a semi-secret location and simply absorb all of the amazing surroundings. Having taken any and all desired pictures, you will slowly make your way to the cable car station having ascended one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Transport is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability).

What people say

We had the most fantastic climb ( and unexpected decent ) with Rob our very excellent guide. The wea...  -  Kathryn White.



5 hours


All year round




The weather in Cape Town is mostly sunny and dry yet we do have our wet days, especially in winter. It is very important, however, to come prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Cape Town, and in particular; on Table Mountain, is very unpredictable.

What to Wear:

◉ Comfortable hiking shoes (running shoes are acceptable) ◉ A day-pack with a hat, sunscreen and something warm like a sweater

Things to bring:

◉ Water (at least 1,5 – 2 litres) and snacks

Guests or Spectators:


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Inclusions & Exclusions


◉ Transport (within city centre/Atlantic Seaboard) is complementary to the first 4 pax booked (subject to availability). ◉ Professional mountain guide ◉ Discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna ◉ Learning about historical reference points ◉ Safety & route navigation


◉ Cable car down (R220p/p)

Opinions On Kasteelspoort Hiking Route

What the locals say about Kasteelspoort Hiking Route.

Kathryn White

We had the most fantastic climb ( and unexpected decent ) with Rob our very excellent guide. The weather was v windy as we set off on our path to the top. The guide warned us that the cable car might be suspended due to the conditions. But we set off and found the hike to be challenging but also really enjoyable. Rob took the pace at our pace and chatted about our surroundings with knowledge. Sure enough the cable car did stop. So rather than head to the upper slopes - we stayed in the lower slopes and Rob showed us around the reservoirs - which was just spectacular! We climbed back down Woody Ravine - again challenging- but Rob showed us the way and technique's to make the dissent slightly easier. A fantastic experience.

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