The Fynbos Guy

My name is Dominic Chadbon aka The Fynbos Guy.

I’m a qualified and registered mountain hiking guide
with 20 years of guiding and teaching experience.



It’s not just a hike, it’s an experience.


Table Mountain hiking or Cape Point hiking

It’s what I do


Botanical Tours

I specialise in them


Birding Trips

It’s my passion


Family Hikes

Bring everyone

I specialise in half-day, full-day and multi-day hiking tours throughout the Western Cape – tailor-made to your requirements.

Latest Blog Entries

Hike the Cederberg with The Fynbos Guy

High peaks, sun-baked ravines and wind-swept plateaus – the Cederberg mountains deliver some of the most dramatic hiking in South Africa. But its trump card is its accessibility. This kind of big-mountain hiking isn’t something you fly across remote glaciers... read more

Cape Town Fires: The Show is ON!

Eight months ago I stood in mountains that looked like they had just been napalmed. The fynbos vegetation had completely disappeared, devoured by a 30 metre wall of storm-driven fire that raged mercilessly across the Cape Peninsula’s Silvermine mountains, ending only... read more

Big Country: Cederberg Hiking

Deep in the Cederberg Mountains the silence hangs like a blanket. It’s so quiet here that your ears tingle. But you are not alone. Leopard tracks line the paths you walk on, and your journey into the wild is watched by ravens and eagles. The scenery is breathtakingly... read more

What they say about me

We wanted to write just to tell you how much fun we had hiking Lion’s Head with you and our friends back in September! We’ve been so sad to be back home – the entire trip was really wonderful. Our hike with you was definitely a highlight of our time in Cape Town.

Christine (USA)

Thank you so much for an absolutely fantastic and truly memorable day. The kids loved it and your interaction with them was a sight to behold! Physically challenging, interactive, educational…it was paradise, thank you for your huge role in making such an experience.

Ian (Cape Town)

thank you once again for the great hikes which we thoroughly enjoyed – they were are real highlight. I am still trying to channel that feeling of standing on Table Mountain taking in the view now I am back to the office and the cool Tasmanian weather.

Cathy (Australia)

Whether you want a lazy ramble or a white-knuckle scramble

I have the routes and the experience to meet your expectations.

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