Several hiking trails on Table Mountain and Lion’s Head are straight-forward enough to hike without assistance. But wherever you choose to hike, having a Table Mountain guide to show you the way greatly enhances your experience of Cape Town’s iconic landmark.
Firstly, there’s the safety aspect. Once away from its familiar flat-top, Table Mountain opens out into a maze of hiking paths in wild, craggy country. Hikers who want to explore the interior of the mountain without a guide run the risk of getting lost and into trouble. You also want the advantage of a first-aid trained guide with the right kit and the right phone numbers as well as someone who knows to make a Plan B on a bad weather day.
Then there are the logistics. A guide takes care of route planning; transport to and from your Cape Town accommodation is provided if you need it; food and drinks carried and served with the best views. With The Fynbos Guy as your Table Mountain Guide, you’ll enjoy fynbos tea and fresh coffee as well as out-the-oven croissants as part of the hike; a picnic lunch can easily be added to the deal; and on a summer hike, cold drinks are waiting for us at the end of the day.
And then there’s the insight you’ll gain into this extraordinary environment. With me as your guide you’ll learn how climate and geology have shaped this ecosystem, giving rise to blankets of beautiful plants, bursting with colour. We’ll cover subjects like local human history and medicinal uses of plants, all the time keeping an eye out for Table Mountain’s wildlife. And if you have a particular interest – birding for example – the hike can be tailored to reflect this.
Make The Fynbos Guy your Table Mountain guide and contact me here for information on any kind of hike on Table Mountain and the rest of the Cape Peninsula.