India Venster is the most direct hike up Table Mountain. The hike follows a beautiful path that starts in front of Table Mountain cable car and slowly winds its way towards Camps Bay side to reach the top. There is a steep gradient the whole way up, resulting in a summit in 2.5 hours. The hike follows a clear path up, showing off magnificent views and the opportunity to see two sides of Cape Town. There are sections that are dangerous, with steep drops. Not for the faint-hearted.
Trip date and time: 8 am to 3 pm, seven days a week
What to bring: Torch, waterproof jackets, warm clothes, hiking shoes, hat, sunblock and sunglasses.
The India Venster hike will require you climbing a bit on the mountain and this is normally one of the best parts as you get to learn a bit about your body and get a good workout with one of the best views in Cape Town. This hike is perfect if you are into both hiking and climbing up the mountain.