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“Fabulous climb with amazing views”
Review of Platteklip Gorge

Platteklip Gorge
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We set off early and had a fabulous climb up and back down Platteklip, the views at the top were incredible, as was the bird life too.

1  Thank jlparkinson101
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The hike up here is amazing. I loved every minute of it. The path is moderately easy with the necessary stamina. We started at 4pm, so most of the track was in the shady cover of the mountain. Big plus on a hot day. Took us 90 minutes. I figure the way down must be way harder on the knees

Thank Immerenga
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I did it. Everyone would ask me if I was OK and did I have enough water. For anyone that knows me, I am no “spring chicken”.

1  Thank Ginger H
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We took two and a half hours to complete the climb and forgot to check if the cable car was running , that was a big mistake as the climb down is not just very steep it’s lethal as the rocks are uneven and slippery as well as steep , climbing up is not terrible it’s just physically challenging going down is definitely not for the faint hearted or those of us who are not the most agile

Thank Martin aryeh W
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Loads of people attempt to climb Platteklip as an alternative to the cable car. Keep in mind that it is over 1000m elevation in 2km which is about a 26% incline... at 30% you use your hands.

The views are incredible and it is well worth the effort. Great exercise

Thank Adam F
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