PRIVATE GUIDED HIKES & TOURS
PRIVATE GUIDED HIKES & TOURS
Hike through some of the older and most beautiful mountains this planet has to offer. We will ensure you a path less travelled or a view that blows you away.
TIME: 7:00-08:00 – 14:00
INCLUDES: Lunch, Water, Entry Fee’s, Private Guide, Pick up & Drop off, an Epic Experience!
Each hike will begin between 07h00 and 08h00 (depending on the season) and end and approximately 14h00. Every hike will include lunch and if hiking Table Mountain, a cable car ticket down the mountain will be included.
There are many trails to choose from within Cape Town all of which are very scenic and full of beautiful fauna and flora.
Table Mountain the jewel of them all has various trails to choose from, some easier then others and some longer or shorter then others. The following are the trials offered from easiest to most difficult for Table Mountain. All trails take 4-6 hours to complete, depending on fitness and technique.
Platteklip Gorge – This is the shortest and easiest way up Table Mountain. With that it is therefore the least scenic and most crowded trail up Table Mountain. (best for: short & easy)
Kasteelspoort – This is one of our favorites as it is very scenic, full of fauna and flora and amazing views. The trail has an intermediate difficulty and runs along the Camps Bay side of Table Mountain. It then zig zags up through the 12 apostles and once on top it is short walk to the cable car (best for: balance of views, fauna & flora).
Skeleton Gorge – With the same difficulty rating as Kasteelspoort, Skeleton Gorge also boast amazing scenery. Starting in the Botanical Gardens, there is no question that it is the trail with the most amount of fauna and flora yet lacks in views in comparison to Kasteelspoort (best for Fauna & Flora).
Indian Venster – This is by far the most difficult route up Table Mountain and only recommended to those that are not afraid of heights. This trail is for the more fit, adrenalin orientated hiker and includes some sections where one will climb a few meters and use ladders, chains etc. It is unbelievably fun and the views of the city as well as Lions head and devils peak are amazing. The trail winds its way up beneath the cable car and is the first route used by Antonio Saldanha to climb Table Mountain in 1503 (best for: views & adrenalin).
Devils Peak and Lions Head – These two peakd sit either side of Table Mountain and both boast unblevable views of the city and Table Mountain. Lions Head being the easier and shorter of the two is slightly more crowded whereas Devils Peak is slightly harder and longer yet less crowded. Each give a beautiful view of Table Mountain and the city although Lions Head gives you a view of the 12 apostles on the Camps Bay side and Devils Peak gives you a view of the southern suburbs, the Cape Flats, Muizenberg and Cape Point if you lucky.
Chapman’s Peak – This trail is relatively easy with no steep sections and boasts unbelievable views of Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak drive and Noordehoek. It really is an underrated, “hidden” gem.