HIKE Cape Town tours

Experience nature the best way: on foot! We have various hiking routes to choose from up one of the world’s new 7 Wonders of Nature, Table Mountain, or a hike up Lion’s Head. All hikes are led by qualified nature guides

Option one: Hike Table Mountain (Platteklip Gorge)

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
Platteklip Gorge is the most direct route up Table Mountain. The continual, uninterrupted views over Table Bay are stunning and once you reach the summit, it’s central enough to decide on which direction to continue your route. If you are limited on time but love a challenging hike then this is the route for you!

HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT
If your party is 3 or less, why not use the Monarch Tuksi company, a company offering shuttle services on three-wheeled motorized tricycles? Contact Daniel on +27 83 641 5453 to make a booking. This is a fun, cheap (and green!) way to travel from Cape Town city otherwise take the Rikkis Taxi service to reach Table Mountain’s lower cableway and the starting point of this hike

THE ITINERARY

  • We meet outside the lower cableway on Table Mountain road
  • We take a leisurely walk to the start of Platteklip Gorge
  • Snack break at the first shady spot
  • At the top of Platteklip Gorge, depending on fitness and time, we walk across to Maclear’s Beacon – the highest point on the mountain
  • Walk back to the upper cableway for excellent photographic opportunities and to purchase curios, lunch, snacks, etc. (for own account)
  • Return to Table Mountain road via the aerial cableway OR walk down with the guide via the same Platteklip Gorge route

WHAT YOU NEED
Please ensure that you bring along water, sun block, a wide-brimmed hat, thick socks, a wind-proof jacket, camera and comfortable shoes

WHAT WE DO & DON’T OFFER
The Hike fees include a snack pack for the journey. We will take photographs and upload to Facebook if required. Note that costs of the lunch, curios and one-way cableway ticket are for your own account. Please be aware that the cableway only operates in optimal weather conditions and there is a possibility that you may need to hike down

TOUR TIMES & DATES
Hiking tours take place throughout the year, however, they are weather dependent. Please contact us in advance to make your booking. Each tour starts at 09h00 and ends at +/- 14h00 or approximately 2 hours later if the cableway is not operating

 

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Option two: Hike Table Mountain (India Window)

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
The India Window hike commences on the west side before traversing the front north-west section of Table Mountain. The hike is fairly challenging, the views magnificent and if you enjoy a bit of rock climbing and aren’t too phased about crossing a few vertigos points, then we recommend this hike

HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT
If your party is 3 or less, why not use the Monarch Tuksi company, a company offering shuttle services on three-wheeled motorized tricycles? Contact Daniel on +27 83 641 5453 to make a booking. This is a fun, cheap (and green!) way to travel from Cape Town city otherwise take the Rikkis Taxi service to reach Table Mountain’s lower cableway and the starting point of this hike

THE ITINERARY

  • We meet outside the lower cableway on Table Mountain road
  • We take a leisurely walk down to Kloof Corner to commence the hike
  • We stop at the upper contour path for a snack break and photographs
  • Continue up via India Window and to the top cableway
  • At the cableway, there are excellent photographic opportunities and a restaurant and shop to purchase curios, lunch, snacks, etc. (for own account)
  • Return to Table Mountain road via the cableway OR walk down with the guide via the Platteklip Gorge route

WHAT YOU NEED
Ensure that you bring along water, sun block, a wide-brimmed hat, thick socks, a wind-proof jacket and comfortable shoes

WHAT WE DO & DON’T OFFER
The hike fees include a free snack pack for the journey and photographs of the day will be uploaded to Facebook if required. Note that costs of the lunch, curios and one-way cableway ticket are for your own account. Please be aware that the cableway only operates in optimal weather conditions and there is a possibility that you may need to hike down

TOUR TIMES & DATES
Hiking tours take place throughout the year, however, they are weather dependent. Please contact us in advance to make your booking. Each tour starts at 09h00 and ends at +/- 15h00 or approximately 2.5 hours later if the cableway is not operating

R350

 

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Option three: Hike Lion’s Head

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
The 360° view afforded to the climber of Lion’s Head includes the front face of Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles chain along the coast, Robben Island and Table Bay, the city and its harbour, even the Hottentots-Holland range of mountains above Stellenbosch 60km away is clearly visible! This is an easy hike for most of the way, however, there are various climbing aids along the way to keep the hike challenging

HOW TO GET TO THE STARTING POINT
If your party is 3 or less, why not use the Monarch Tuksi company, a company offering shuttle services on three-wheeled motorized tricycles? Contact Daniel on +27 83 641 5453 to make a booking. This is a fun, cheap (and green!) way to travel from Cape Town city otherwise take the Rikkis Taxi service to reach the Lion’s Head Kramat on Signal road and the starting point of this hike

THE ITINERARY

  • We meet at the Kramat* on Signal Hill road
  • We take a leisurely walk to the start of Lion’s Head track to commence the hike
  • We stop at the paragliding launch point for a snack
  • Continue up to the top of Lion’s Head via the chains
  • Walk down to the cave
  • Return to Signal Hill road

* A Muslim Holy Shrine

WHAT YOU NEED
Ensure that you bring along water, sun block, a wide-brimmed hat, thick socks, a wind-proof jacket and comfortable shoes

WHAT WE DO & DON’T OFFER
The hike fees include a free snack pack for the journey and photographs of the day will be uploaded to Facebook if required. Please bring your own lunch and refreshments for the hike to the top of Lion’s Head and back to the car park

TOUR TIMES & DATES
Hiking tours take place throughout the year, however, they are weather dependent. Please contact us in advance to make your booking. Each tour starts at 09h00 and ends at +/- 13h00

 

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