If you’ve ever wanted to go abseiling, Table Mountain is one of the best places to try it! This adventure is definitely one you’ll never forget. Table Mountain’s unrivaled natural beauty combined with the excitement of abseiling off a sheer cliff is sure to secure this wonderful memory forever.
- Exquisite natural beauty
- Amazing ariel views
- Fly above the forest
- For all members of the family, loved by kids
- All gear provided
- Flexible time slots
Know before you book:
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Not suitable for pregnant persons
- Max weight = 120kg
- Vegetarian option available
- Moderate amount of walking required
Your adventure will begin at the Table Mountain cable car station, below the towering mountain. Here, you may choose to either hike or take the cable car to the summit.
Depending on your level of fitness, you could pick from a list of available hiking options. Guided hikes and private hikes are a great option for those not familiar with the mountain.
Once you have reached the summit, you will arrive at your destination, the world’s highest abseiling spot, (commercial that is). Here you will undertake a brilliantly beautiful 112 m Table Mountain abseil. This controlled descent is guaranteed to get your blood pumping.
You are then free to make your way down the mountain. Be sure to take your time to appreciate the views throughout the trip. You will be in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
The cost to abseil Table Mountain starts at around USD $110. This will generally get you a basic ticket to enjoy one trip down the cliff side. Compare prices across the ticket providers below:
Abseiling Table Mountain is available 7 days a week, providing the weather permits the activity. You can book a tour for any time between 08:30 and 16:00.
Best time to go
The best, and safest, time to go abseiling in Cape Town, and especially on Table Mountain, is on a clear day. These days can be experienced throughout the year, but it’s best to avoid the very windy seasons (Oct – Dec). When booking your abseiling experience, watch the weather reports and aim for a calm, sunny day.
Table Mountain cable car/hike tour options
Before you can start your table mountain abseiling adventure, you need to be able to get to the top of the mountain. The most exciting way would be to hike. You can choose to hike up and down, with your abseiling in between, or take the easier option and use the cable car. The third, and possibly the best option would be to hike one way and take the cable car the other way. See some of your options below.
5-Hour Table Mountain Hike with Cable Car Descent
Enjoy a picturesque hike up the fastest route to Table Mountain’s summit. This tour begins in Kirstenbosch Gardens, and takes you through the forest up what is known as Skeleton Gorge. There are a few ladders to climb in the forest, but the hike itself is relatively easy. A general level of fitness is required, however, for this tour to be enjoyable.
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Guided hike
- Cable car fee
- Entrance to Kirstenbosch Gardens
- Lunch and bottled water
Once you’ve reached the highest point on the mountain, you’ll then be free to walk to the cable car. This is the perfect time to fit in abseiling down Table Mountain before you head back to the Gardens.Check Price & Book
Private Hiking Tour of Table Mountain
This tour offers you two ways of getting up to the mountain’s summit. You can take a cable car both ways (at your own cost) and then simply enjoy the views and a ready-made picnic lunch. Or, you can rather hike up the mountain, led by a skilled tour guide as they point out natural points of interest. You’ll then have time to explore the summit, abseil off Table Mountain, enjoy your picnic and head down the cable car.
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Picnic lunch
- Bottled water
- Knowledgable hiking and nature guide
- Cable car fee
This is great for the entire family, even if they’re not all joining in on your courageous abseiling venture.Check Price & Book
- Enjoy views from the famous Table Mountain
- All equipment provided
- 100% safe
- Weather dependent
- You'll have to find your own way up and down the mountain
- Terrifying if you suffer from extreme vertigo
Specification: Abseiling Table Mountain Prices (Cable Car & Guided Hikes) 2019
Cable car ticket, Food and drinks, Gratuity (optional), Souvenior photo (optional), Transport
All Gear, Professional guide, Safety instruction
|Meals & Drinks|
No meals provided
Adventureous personalities, Healthy persons