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 R500 single supplement where relevant. Prices are valid until May 1st 2020.
Time: 6 to 7 hours
- professional mountain guide
- discovering local knowledge of flora & fauna
- learning about historical reference points
- safety & route navigation
- cable car fee (R200)
- Kirstenbosch entrance (R70)
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 route is unique in comparison to all of our other Table Mountain ascent routes. Starting at the Cecelia Forest parking lot, we head up the mountain through lush indigenous forest and ascend gradually, passing a beautiful flowing waterfall and a series of ladders and rock boulders which guests need to carefully scramble over. The route then tops out at the iconic Hely-Hutchinson reservoir with beach-like sand around it where we will have the chance to dip our feet (and maybe more) in the icy water. After a leisurely break, we’ll navigate around the flowing dams to make our descent via Nursery Ravine. This is a steep but iconic way to descend the mountain and guests will have a chance to grab a drink or bite at the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Expect amazing views of False Bay, the Southern Suburbs & surrounding oceans on this route.
This route requires a moderate to high level of fitness. There will also be a few sections of rock scrambling and ladder navigation which guests need to be comfortable with.