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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 at the lower cable station.
- In front of the Visitor Centre
- Lower Cable Station
- Tafelberg Road
- Table Mountain
Summer: 1 December – 30 April @ 7:30am
Winter: 1 May – 30 November @ 8:00

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
WhereClient meeting location: - In front of the Visitor Centre - Lower Cable Station - Tafelberg Road - Table Mountain Time: Summer: 1 December - 30 April @ 7:30am Winter: 1 May - 30 November @ 8:00
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 cancellation within 24 hours of the confirmed activity date, a 50% administration fee will apply.
- In the event of a “no show” or cancellation on the day of the confirmed activity, a 100% missed booking/cancellation fee will apply.

Customer Reviews

The hike was great and our guide did very well. She kept a good pace for all and had a lot of things to tell about wildlife etc. The Abseil was great but the surprise that after 1/3 it was a free abseil has been an adrenalin bomb. However, looking back it was great experience. - Mirko Hermersdorf

Really enjoyed my time. The guys were very good at making the experience comfortable and easy. I would recommend you guys to anyone. - Erika Gutierrez

The climbing up was hard but the view from the top is really beautiful, abseiling was amazing!!! Really an experience to do! And the guis are really prepared, everything was super also if it was our first time! Thanks for all!! - Cinzia Del Mul

Thanks so much for a great experience!! Our hike guide was amazing and so were the guys on the abseil! Would definitely recommend Abseil Africa. - Nicole Tedesco

We had the pleasure of joining you all for your morning Table Mountain Summit Climb & Abseil excursion on Monday, August 7th, 2017 during our stay in Cape Town. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, we were unable to do the Abseil as my wife Catherine became very sick and dehydrated on the climb upwards. We were very disappointed as we had looked forward to this for quite some time. I had intended to write to you upon our return to our home to request a possible refund, but instead I was hoping you might be able to pursue an alternative. One of your guides, Owen, was indispensable to us on our very difficult climb. It became apparent fairly quickly that something was wrong with my wife (we eventually discerned she was dangerously dehydrated), and despite lagging far behind the group, Owen stayed behind with us the entirety of the climb (it took us nearly 2.5 hours). He went so far as to assist in lifting my wife, and providing her with his own water once we ran out. All the while he told stories to keep her mind preoccupied so she could finish the climb. Honestly, without him we may still be stuck on that mountain. My hope is that rather than provide a refund, you might provide Owen with additional compensation from our unused abseil for he and his family for going above and beyond the call of duty. I don't believe we were able to express our gratitude in person as I was very concerned with just getting Catherine off the mountain, but we both regretted not being able to do/say more for him. We very much would have liked to issue a financial tip as a means of our gratitude, so hopefully this alternative can be pursued. Despite the trial and disappointment of not abseiling, we thoroughly enjoyed the company of your entire team and the climb/sights (even if it was far more difficult than anticipated). We will highly recommend your company/excursions to any of our friends/family traveling to Cape Town in the future. Thank you for your help, Joey & Catherine Muffler - Joey Muffler

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