FAQs

Some of the more frequently asked questions

  • Comfortable hiking shoes (running shoes are acceptable)
  • A daypack
  • Hat or sunscreen
  • Water (at least 1,5 – 2 litres)
  • Snacks
  • Something warm like a sweater
  • Jeans, dresses or skirts
  • Excessive jewellery
  • Sandals, flip flops or high heels
 

Although there are reports of muggings on Table Mountain it is an unlikely event.

There are many different walks and hikes on Table Mountain and surrounds with varying durations. We offer both half-day and full day hikes with our shortest walk being 3hrs and our longest 7hrs. Click here to view our options or get in touch for a custom route.

Hikes can vary greatly in intensity. We offer everything; from a relaxing stroll in Newlands forest to a full on assault of India Venster, one of Table Mountain’s more adventurous routes. If necessary, we are more than happy to assist you in picking a route that aligns itself with your fitness level. 

Of course, we provide hikes of all difficulty-levels. A lovely walk to do for beginners would be The Pipetrack on Table Mountain, a slow meander carving alongside the mountain high above Camps Bay.

This is entirely up to you! However, we strongly advise taking a guide as Table Mountain is not to be underestimated. The weather can change in a heartbeat and it is easy to get lost on the summit in bad weather conditions. Moreover, despite Table Mountain being a well signposted area, it is not easy to always find the best routes. We will take you on routes rarely travelled by tourists; to the lesser known gems that Cape Town and Table Mountain have to offer. Your guide will also act with professionalism, dedication and respect and do everything to ensure that you have an exciting but safe trip, whilst learning about the rich cultural and natural history of our mountain.

There is the option to take the cable way down once you have reached the top of the mountain. Otherwise, your guide may be able to suggest an easy descent route if you are feeling particularly exhausted.

Yes! There are two routes that can get you to the top of the mountain relatively quickly; one is a straightforward (and rather steep) ascent and the other is a more exciting and adventurous route involving some rock scrambling. Both of these routes take around 2-3 hours to complete. Once at the top, we will take the cableway down.

Yes, of course. You will have the chance to book either a private hike or join a group.

We have taken ages from 10 to 75 years old. Whether or not you are able to come will depend on your fitness level and experience but we are confident that we will be able to cater for you.

Included: Professional mountain guide(s), courteousy pick up and drop off transport anywhere in the city centre/Atlantic Seaboard, photography, water & snacks, local insights, safety & reliability.

Excluded: Cable car fee (R200), park entrances i.e. Kirstenbosch (R70)

This is very unlikely but if the cable way is closed then your guide will take you down the mountain at an extra cost of R200 p/p.

If you cancel the hike within 72 hours there is no refund. If you cancel the hike before 72 hours then there is a full refund minus the R100 to cover transfer fees. Please be aware that we may have to cancel a hike due to heavy rain, high winds etc. If this is the case, then we will do our best to reschedule, failing which we will provide you with a full refund minus R100 to cover transfer fees.

The weather in Cape Town is mostly sunny and dry yet we do have our wet days, especially in winter. It is very important, however, to come prepared for all weather conditions. The weather in Cape Town, and in particular; on Table Mountain, is very unpredictable. We recommend always bringing a warm jersey and waterproof gear. If you do not have the appropriate attire, please let us know and we will arrange the correct gear for you. All in all, unless the weather poses a serious safety risk, our policy is to trek on as different weather can often increase the fun and make for amazing photo opportunities.

Generally speaking we recommend an early start so as to avoid the crowds and sun (5:00am – 8:30am start times depending on the season), this is especially true in the high season/summer. It can get incredibly hot and, if starting late, your experience may be spoiled by being uncomfortable. That said, we do understand that you are on holiday, might not be an early-riser and would like to take things a bit more relaxed. That’s fine but please be aware of the possible risks with a later start time in summer. Bear in mind that we also provide sunset hikes (3:00pm – 6:00pm start time depending on the season), if you are not an early bird!

We will come and pick you up from your accommodation in the city centre/Atlantic Seaboard.