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Table Mountain Summit Walk and Abseil Combo

Cape Town

Activity Description

If you are slightly more adventurous then try out our Table Mountain Combo. What better way to explore our magnificent Mountain with all it’s beauty and natural wonders!

Experience breath taking views of the Mother City, Lions Head and the Atlantic Seaboard.

The Hike is guaranteed to test your physical abilities and the Abseil to determine that you are indeed “Slightly Insane”.

The Combo is operated on a daily basis weather permitting and all clients meet our guides at our office. (297 Long Street, Cape Town)
Summer: 1 December- 30 April @ 7:00am
Winter: 1 May – 30 November @ 7:45am

All clients are advised to bring water, snacks, appropriate clothes and shoes for the Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge which takes approximately 2-3 hours depending on fitness level of the group.

Cape Town lies in the Fynbos biome and forms part of the Cape Floral Kingdom. There are 6 floral kingdoms globaly and the Cape Floral Kingdom is the smallest and the most diverse per unit of area.

The diversity of fynbos plants is extremely high, with over 9000 species of plants occurring in the biome of which 6200 are endemic, i.e. growing nowhere else in the world.

Table Mountain supports 2200 species, more than the entire United Kingdom. Although the Fynbos only comprises 6% of the area of southern Africa, it has half the total number of plant species on the subcontinent – and has almost 1 in 5 of all African plant species so far described.

Hike takes approximately 2-3 hours and finishes with the the Table Mountain Abseil.


DurationOpen Ended
WhereClients me at: Address: 297 Long street Cape Town. Abseil Africa's Entrance is down Vredenburg Lane. First door on the left-- Please ring the bell. Time: Summer: 1 December - 30 April @ 7:00am Winter: 1 May - 30 November @ 7:45
WeatherWeather dependent. We can only confirm on the morning of the activity.
What to WearAppropriate clothes and shoes for the Table Mountain Hike and abseil.
Things to BringAll clients are advised to bring water, snacks, appropriate clothes and shoes for the Table Mountain Hike via Platteklip Gorge.
Guests or SpectatorsThis is a half day experience and only fully paid guests can join on this tour, however your friends and family can meet you at the top to view your Abseil experience.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsHike with a qualified guide up Table Mountain and an Abseil experience off Table Mountain.
ExclusionsAny additional items of a personal nature and your ticket for a ride down with the Cable Way Car.


We require a minimum of 2 Pax in order for this trip to proceed. Your booking will be confirmed automatically by the reservation system, however we will stay in touch in case we do not have the required number of participants for the trip to proceed.

- In the event of cancellation within 48 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 25% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of a “no show”or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 50% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

What an exhilarating day! When I first learned that the Table Mountain cable way was closed for annual maintenance while we were in Cape Town, I was crushed, but I ultimately found another "meant-to-be" moment instead. We really wanted to abseil, and the only way we could partake in this adventure was to hike up the mountain, so we went for it. At the end of the hike, I felt truly accomplished, and the abseil was an absolute thrill. I participated with my husband and 12 year old son, and we all throughly enjoyed the day. The entire staff was fantastic from when I made the reservation until we completed the hike down the mountain. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an adventure...and do yourself a favor - hike up the mountain! - Amy Jurgensen

Great experience, friendly and helpful guides. Photos of abseil were fairly poor quality and unable to clearly see face which is a shame. Other than that, faultless. - Pat Whaley

There was a little confusion with my reservation in the morning, but when it was sorted out we had great fun. The guide was very informative during the hike and we had a safe abseil! Thanks for the attention specially with my son!!! - Michaela Meier

Our experience with Abseil Africa on Hike and Abseil Table Mountain was nothing but pleasant and enjoyable. We had initially booked the wrong date, having not arrived in Cape Town, Abseil Africa was accommodating to amend our hiking date. Our guide, Prevail was wonderful and knowledgable. He walked at our pace and constantly encouraged us as we went along. He shared with us on the surroundings of Table Mountain, pointed to us Signal Hill and Lion Head Rock. He described to us the formation of Table Mountain, the flora and fauna of the mountain, and the animals that lived there. When it was finally our time to abseil, he also helped take a video of us, documenting our descend (which we look back and laugh). We had a memorable time with Abseil Africa and would highly recommend our friends back home heading to Cape Town for their next adventure. - Zena Quek

My friend and I went May 2017 on the Table Mountain Summit Walk and Abseil and we LOVED every second of it! The climb up Platteklip Gorge was challenging and beautiful! We hit a bit of a bad streak with Weather that morning so the higher we got we were in cloud cover but we could see the views for most of the climb. The Abseil was amazing! What an incredible adrenaline rush especially when you get to the surprise over the lip of the rock wall when you are dangling extremely high by only rope! Prevale was our guide and my abseil instructor as well and he was so so awesome! Loved learning about Table Mountain from him and he was very accommodating and just was very enjoyable to chat with as well. I definitely recommend the climb and abseil with Abseil Africa you wont regret the experience! - Jonathan Brickman

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