Adventure Hiking & Walking Tour near Cape Town

Table Mountain Platteklip Trail

The Legend of the Washer-Woman's Ring

An exciting historical walk combined with a touch of Adventure on the oldest route below the slopes Table Mountain - the Gateway to one of the 7 natural wonders of the World.

Explore the River that shaped South Africa, and learn about the life-giving streams that emerge from the Mountain that rises out of the Sea.

Follow the footsteps and stories of the ancestors, slaves, sailors, soldiers, washerwomen, the quarrymen, spice millers and many more.

Discover the haunted ruins, a spot where the Magic Ring was lost, the waterfall and springs that once supplied the city with drinking water and the magical views of Table Bay from the Platteklip.

After the abolition of slavery, there was a celebration along Platteklip on the first of December each year. The washer-women would clutter up the mountain in their 'kaperrangs' (clogs). Early in the afternoon they would leave their washing and dance waltzes to improvised music. Then, as twilight began to creep through the pines, they would march with their bundles down the path by the crumbling slaves' walls of the Oranjezicht and Rheezicht estates.

The tour distance and duration is about 3km and 2 hours. Closed footgear is recommended.

Bring: A light wind jacket depending on the season, a camera and a sense of adventure.

This tour is for group bookings only. The cost depends on the group size.

Also suitable for Teambuilding, School outings, Treasure Hunts and Full Moon walks.

Fast Fact: did you know the average life span of an Olive Tree is 500 years and they can reach an age of 1500 years.

News 24 Web Article - Hidden Gems of Table Mountain

Bookings are essential


Select a Tours

Tunnel & Bunker Tour
Ghost Tour
Hydrological Heritage Tour
Tunnel Tour
Bicycle Tour
Snorkling Tour
Hiking Tour
The Milnerton Meander
Platteklip Trail
Kite & Buggy Tour

Tour Languages

South African German American British


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