There are many routes that lead to the top of Table Mountain. Many require a degree of skill and are not simply hiking routes. Some require the use of ropes. Others like India Venster don’t require any special equipment but do require the ability to use your hands to pull yourself up the rocks and are not just a walking/hiking route.
It is important that you choose the correct route for your ability. India Venster is not suitable for everyone, particularly people with a fear of heights and those without the agility to scramble. Platteklip Gorge is suitable for all those with a reasonable level of fitness. Still it should not be underestimated. The path is steep with all rock steps, many high and in places the terrain is uneven. Most people would regard it as strenuous. So don’t think about hiking if you are not in reasonable shape and are accustomed to regular, moderate to strenuous exercise.
Please ask us if you are unsure about which route to choose but do bear in mind to hike up Table Mountain you will have a far more memorable experience than if you catch the cable car – so its worth the exertion!