Pipetrack

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Grading System:

Routes are graded A, B or C. Grades do not reflect how strenuous a route is, only the technical difficulty. An A-route involves walking, a B-route some scrambling and a C-route more demanding scrambling. +R500 for the group to have a privately guided hike or R350 single supplement where relevant.  Prices are valid until December 31st 2020.

Grade: A

Time: 2 hours 

Price: R900p/p (Fri 18th Dec: R200p/p special) 

 

What’s included:

 

  • professional mountain guide
  • discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
  • learning about historical reference points
  • safety & route navigation 

 

Excluded:

 

  • transport
 

Overview: 

 

This tour is for the hikers who wishes to slow down and fully appreciate the natural surroundings; the flora, fauna and history. It is intimate and personal and focuses on immersion and learning about the Mountain, Cape Town and South Africa.

 

What to expect: 

 

This is one of the most accessible and beautiful beginner routes that Table Mountain has to offer. Our walk starts at the base of Table Mountain and winds its way up and onto the historic Pipetrack. Very quickly hikers will be afforded amazing views of Camps Bay and the Atlantic Ocean spread out in its vastness to the right. To the left will be both the flat plateau of Table Mountain itself and the undulating 12 Apostles showing off along the way. The trail runs parallel to the celebrated pipes that give this route its name and your guide will explain the significance of these to you in detail. The flowers are blooming in abundance at this time of year and there will be the chance to learn all about these and the many animals that inhabit Table Mountain from your expert guide. After 30 minutes of walking there will be the opportunity to relax in a lovely, shaded area as you take in the natural beauty around you. The walk in total will take about 1:30 hours and, once at the end, we’ll end by watching the sunset on a massive, semi-secret rock boulder that overlooks the ocean. From here it is a short trickle down to the road and a quick Uber ride back to your vehicles.

 

Fitness required:

 

Very basic, the walk is flat for the majority of the route minus one or two minor points of elevation. Hikers should, however, be able to maintain a basic group pace for 1:30 hours. 

 

Covid protocols:

 

The risk of outdoors activities, where social distancing is enforced, has been deemed by the WHO as being significantly less than indoors activities. Nonetheless, we place the highest value on our guests’ safety at all times. We walk in small, intimate groups, ensure safe walking distances and promote the use of hand sanitizer and the wearing of masks where necessary.