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OVERNIGHT GUIDED HIKES

     
 

TABLE MOUNTAIN / PENINSULA TRAIL (HOERIKWAGGO TRAIL)
Duration: 2 – 5 Days

The Hoerikwaggo Trail is a spectacular four-night, five-day 97km trail between Cape Town and Cape Point. Alternatively hikers can book four-day, three, day or two-day or one day hikes as sections of the overall trail.

Technically this hike enables you to walk from the Table Mountain cable station to Cape Point / Cape of Good Hope.Hikers pass through peaks, forests, beaches and restricted conservation areas of Table Mountain National Park, while journeying through the smallest and most diverse of the world’s floral kingdoms. Along the trail, hikers are also exposed to breathtaking views, and flora and fauna unique to the Western Cape.

The terrain that the trail covers includes cliff paths, steep ascents and descents as well as beach walking and some undulating mountain paths. Most of the days are reasonably strenuous, requiring a good level of fitness, yet it is a route that the regular and very fit hiker would not find too challenging. Overnight accommodation in in guest houses, hotels or luxury tented camps along the route.
Guest houses & Hotels: Selected according to your preference (3 or 4 star) on a B&B basis. Lunch packs can be arranged. Dinner at your accommodation or at local restaurant.
Luxury tented camp accommodation: These are fixed tented camps, most of which sleep two people in single beds. The camps all have communal kitchen facilities with gas hobs, limited refrigeration and braai (bar-b-que) facilities. There are also communal ablution facilities with hot showers. (Catering can be provided for groups of 6 and more.)
Your luggage: is transported each day to your next accommodation – you only walk with a day pack.

Maximum number of people: 12 People.
Minimum number of people: 2 People.

     
Table Mountain Kirstenbosch Trail   TABLE MOUNTAIN -KIRSTENBOSCH TRAIL
Duration: 2 Days

Wake up on Table Mountain!!! Restore your energies – re-balance body, mind and soul – relax and unwind... Enjoy an overnight getaway on the iconic Table Mountain. Be surrounded by beautiful fynbos, valleys, mountain streams and exquisite views of the Mother City.

We hike up Table Mountain to reach the highest point (Maclears Beacon), where we enjoy lunch overlooking Cape Town City Centre and some historical landmarks; Table Bay and Robben Island; the Cape Flats; False Bay; the Twelve Apostles (peaks) and Camps Bay. The vista also includes views of Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak nearby with the imposing spires of the Drakenstein Mountains in the distance.

From here we have a gentle walk to the historic reservoirs and visit the Waterwoks Museum on the back table. Our resting place is nearby overlooking Kirstenbosch and Southern Suburbs. Unwind and enjoy a barbeque (braai) with the city at your feet and the stars as your canopy. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere and breathe in the fresh mountain air. The accommodation is a fully equipped cottage with all necessary facilities. In the morning we hike down Skeleton Gorge where the fynbos gradually gives way to magical lush indigenous forests which provide ample shade. This route takes us down into Kirstenbosch Botanicle Gardens renowned for its spectacular array of indigenous plants. Take time to enjoy your surrounds in this exquisite botanical garden.

Maximum number of people: 16 People
Minimum number of people: 6 People

     

TRIPLE HIKING HOLIDAY (CEDERBERG / WINELANDS / TABLE MOUNTAIN & CAPE OF GOOD HOPE)

“Hike the Cape” The Triple Hiking Holiday is a special package of three different hiking experiences specially put together for visitors to the Western Cape area of South Africa who enjoy hiking.


• Explore the mountains, vineyards and Table Mountain/Cape Point
• Tour starts and ends at Cape Town International Airport
• All hikes fully guided, on good trails
• Walking about 5-hrs/day, 15km maximum
• All accommodation included
• All meals included (except for Cape Town, on a B&B basis)
• All transfers, in aircon minibus included
Duration: 10 Nights (can be shortened)


 

CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS (Stage 1) – After a three hour drive from Cape Town Airport and a light lunch in Clanwilliam, the afternoon’s walk leads you among element-sculpted rose-red rocks to a charming hamlet, where the villagers will provide meals and a comfortable night in their thatched roof guest house. The next day’s hike is longer, but donkey carts are available for those preferring a lighter day; the night is spent in the smallest village – 4 houses! – in the area. On the the third day’s hike you pass waterfalls & mountain pools before reaching Kleinvlei, the remotest village of the Moravian community. On the fourth morning a short hike through a spectacular gorge brings you to Wupperthal, a Mission village dating to 19th Century, and where your transport will be waiting to take you to the winelands of the Cape


 

ELGIN WINELANDS (Stage 2) – Only a few hour’s drive from the Cederberg, you will discover the lovely tapestry of fynbos and fruit farms surrounding the “Green Mountain”, whose trails are gentle and interspersed with opportunities for wine-tastings. The cherry on the top? Three nights in a beautifully refurbished four star country house more than two centuries old, serving gourmet dinners & local wines. The historic homestead is set against the majestic mountains and is home to an extensive contemporary South African art collection.

     
 

CAPE TOWN & CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (Stage 3) – From the comfort of a 4-star hotel in the iconic Waterfront (4 nights), you will enjoy two days of hiking and one day to visit some of the area’s famed sites: ascend Table Mountain (1 052m) by cableway, then hike towards the lush Constantia Valley; drive down the Cape Peninsula to Cape Point Nature Reserve and after admiring the penguin colony at Seaforth, hike along the False Bay coast to Cape Point; visit the District Six Museum and/or the Castle and/or Nelson Mandela’s Robben Island prison and end by exploring the extensive (& expanding!) Waterfront for some last- minute shopping!

Minimum number of people: 4 People.
Maximum number of people: 8 People.

Note: This tour can also be shortened to accommodate. A section (stage 1,2 or 3) of this package can also be booked (Cederberg, Elgin Winelands or Table Mountain).

     

TABLE MOUNTAIN TO CAPE POINT OVERNIGHT TRAIL

 
Highlights Table Mountain, Hout Bay, Cape Peninsula, Chapmans Peak, Simonstown, Cape of Good Hope, False Bay
Location Cape Town, Western Cape
Group size 2-10 people
Nights 6 Nights / 7 Days (Can be shortened)
Accommodation Guest Houses or luxury tented camps
Time of year All year
Type Guided Overnight Hiking Trail
Luggage Poterage supplied (Slackpacking trail)
Meals Breakfast
 
 

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN - Optional activities on arrival.

DAY 2: TABLE MOUNTAIN TO HOUT BAY HIKE

Duration: 5-6 hours

Length:15,4km

We ascend Table Mountain via a very scenic zigzag route (Platteklip Gorge) to reach the summit within less than 2 hours. Alternatively we take the state of the art rotating cable way to the summit and start our hike from here. If we hike up - the start of this trail happens to be the hardest part – we get the hard work done first. The rest of the day is spent on top of the mountain in natural fauna and flora surrounds passing Maclears Beacon (the highest point of Table Mountain 1086m),reservoirs, the water works museum and a few rivers. We descend gently into Hout bay to reach your accommodation late afternoon.

DAY 3: HOUT BAY TO CHAPMANS PEAK HIKE.

Duration: 4-6 hours

Length: 9-15 km

We depart after a peaceful nights rest. We head off after breakfast through beautiful vineyards at Constantia Nek via Vlakkenberg with magnificent views over the Constantia wine region and False Bay. We continue through pristine fynbos and also explore the old Manganese mines above Hout Bay. The views over Hout Bay are incredible! Towards the end, we descend into Hout Bay, above the famous Chapmans Peak drive – and take in more breath-taking views. The last part of the walk is an easy descent to your hotel.

DAY 4: SCARBOROUGH TO SIMONSTOWN

Duration: 4-5 hours

Length: 8-10km

This beautiful hike starts at Scarborough Conservation Village. It is a very remote area with beautiful views. It takes you past Kleinplaas Dam, which is great for a lunch break before descending down into Simonstown. You will pass the old Naval signal base above Simonstown and learn the interesting story of one of the only dogs who got enlisted in the Navy – Able Seaman Just Nuisance! The views are unbelievable overlooking False Bay. We then descend down the historic steps into Simonstown. Walk through this quaint historic town to reach your guest house. This is a moderate to easy hike.

DAY 5: SIMONSTOWN TO SMITSWINKEL HIKING TRAIL

Duration: 6 hours

Length: 11.4 km

This walk has an uphill pull at the beginning and a steep downhill at the end. We start ascending on the Old Mule Trail up to Blockhouse Gap where we find two old blockhouses. From there we continue a breath-taking walk along the Swartkop Ridges, up to Swartkop peak (678 m). The views from the top are quite stunning, overlooking Simon’s Town. False Bay on the one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. From the top there is a fairly sudden descent into the valley below and you can see the path stretch up on the other side. The path is clear and although it is steep, it is a reasonably easy walk, followed by a long slow trek up the other side. The views are changing constantly and the flora is wonderful. The path ascends and descends through various valleys until the final short plateau provides a vista over the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and beautiful view all the way to Cape Point. Just after this you start the very steep descent down to Smitswinkel Bay. The path is good all the way down. You need to be careful as there are some places where you need to use both hands and feet. The trail ends at the superb Smitswinkel Bay.

DAY 6: SMITSWINKEL TO CAPE POINT HIKE

Duration: 6 hours

Length: 17,5km

Your journey begins at the entrance to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and ends at the most south westerly tip of the African continent (Cape of Good Hope / Cape Point). Experience panoramic views of both False Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Walk through vast tracts of fragrant fynbos (Indigenous vegetation of the Cape), while enjoying fresh air and some of the most spectacular scenery the cape has to offer! Look out for a wide variety of antelope, reptiles and birds. We might even be able to view Mountain Zebra, Ostrich, Eland, Bontebok and the local Chacma baboon. Also keep an eye out for whales (usually between July and December each year).

The trail takes hikers through some of the most pristine wilderness reserve, cutting through vast plains of fynbos and over isolated beaches and above cliffs overlooking False Bay. You have the opportunity to enjoy parts of the reserve not many people get to see.

DAY 7: DEPART CAPE TOWN






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