Table Mountain Hiking

Table Mountain Hiking

Table Mountain is visited by tens of thousands of people a year, marvelling at the panoramic views of ocean, land and sky before them. The vast majority however never go beyond the cable car on the Table Top but Table Mountain’s flat-topped appearance hides a pleasant secret: there is another world up there, away from the cable car, just waiting to be explored.

Table Mountain hiking is about discovering another face to this iconic destination. More than a dozen paths wind their way up to the top, up through shady forest and plunging ravines. There are easier walks too – several need only a moderate level of fitness and require little or no scrambling.

As for time, nearly all Table Mountain hikes take between two and three hours to reach the top, allowing for a break or two! And once you’ve hiked up Table Mountain, the rest of this 57km² wonderland opens up. A network of well-maintained trails covers the mountain, making for easy half and full day Table Mountain hiking adventures.

The Fynbos Guy provides a complete Table Mountain hiking experience: hikers will enjoy a complete overview of the geology, flora and fauna of the mountain. You’ll also learn about local history – both ancient and recent – and how the mountain was used by the indigenous people of the Cape.

Table Mountain hikes are offered on a private basis only and are tailored to your fitness and requirements. Tea and fresh coffee are supplied with a fresh pastry for a mid-morning snack and, if you’re staying in Cape Town, free transport is supplied for groups of between one and three. Healthy lunches are easily catered for on request and comprise bread rolls, cheese, salami, boiled eggs and raw vegetables plus snacks. Spare water is carried along with a full first aid kit and rehydration/energy products.

Table Mountain hiking – everything from family rambles to white-knuckle scrambles with The Fynbos Guy.

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