Day Hikes in Table Mountain, Cape Point and Cape Winelands
There are many hiking routes and paths within the Table Mountain National Park. Covering 30 000 hectares, it includes the Cape Point Nature Reserve and falls entirely within the municipal boundaries of the city of Cape Town. Routes cover diverse terrain and various gradients, so we can suggest easy, moderate or more strenuous day-hiking options according to your preference and fitness level.
You may be interested in general views and vistas, or specific photo opportunities; in the natural environment in general, or fynbos, in particular; you may have a special interest, such as shipwreck or historical sites; or you may have strong seasonal preferences. Similarly, your time may be limited, or you may want a full-day hike. We could also arrange a day hike as part of a comprehensive tour, to include other attractions.
Different hiking routes afford a variety of spectacular views, such as of Table Bay, the Atlantic Coastline, False Bay or across the Cape Peninsula to Cape Point.
All day hikes are rewarding in different ways but getting to the higher points takes effort and
a reasonable level of fitness. Some routes could include the option of a cable-car ride; however, this is wind and weather dependent.
Your guide will lead you along approved paths from recognised access points, all within easy reach of the various parts of the Cape Peninsula.
There are also a number of wine farms in the Cape Winelands where interesting short or full-day hikes can be combined with cellar tours and wine tasting.
- Snacks or a lunch pack - depending on the length and time of the hike
- Transport to and from starting points - by arrangement
- Appropriate footwear – hiking boots/shoes, or at least a good pair of sport shoes
- A hat – preferably with a wide brim and a neck strap (for windy conditions) or, at least a good peak/baseball cap
- Sun block – at least factor 30; the sunburn danger in South Africa is high, even on a cloudy day
- Warm clothing and rain gear – the weather on the mountain can change unexpectedly and sudden drops in temperature are common
- Water – at least 500ml per hour of your outing; ask if you are uncertain
- A day pack – for carrying personal items and your snack/lunch pack
|Number of Guests
||4 hours or less
||Over 4 hours
- Entrance fees, e.g. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Point Nature Reserve
- Transport, e.g. to and from the start or end point of hike - by arrangement
For more information or to make a booking, please contact us.