Lonely Planet review
Those looking for a short, comfortable hike can opt for the fully catered three-day, two-night Table Mountain Trail, starting at the Waterfront and proceeding through the City Bowl. The first night is spent at a well-appointed lodge at the historic Platteklip Wash House in Vredehoek, on the lower northern slopes of the mountain. On day two the hike continues up to the cableway and then to the summit and across the mountaintop. The night is spent at the Overseers Cottage on the mountain’s Back Table. On the final day hikers explore the Back Table and descend via the eastern slopes of the mountain to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
The trail costs R1900 per person (based on double occupancy of a room), which includes all meals, portered luggage and accommodation of a very high standard. There is a maximum of 16 people on each hike.