Hiking in Cape Town - Western Cape

Hiking in Cape Town

Superb hiking terrain in South Africa is not confined to the Drakensberg - the immediate environs of Cape Town, a destination on many visitors’ hit list, offers easily accessed mountain activity direct from the metropolis, whether it be climbing iconic Table Mountain itself, or undertaking one of the many varied day-hikes along the scenically stunning Cape Peninsula; for more serious hikers, it’s now possible to undertake a fully supported trek from Cape Point to Table Mountain on the 5-day Hoerikwaggo Trail, staying in small, well-appointed camps; we are now running 4 set group departures a year, and it can be run at anytime for private groups.  Shorter sections of the trail are also possible on a private basis, fully supported.  Looking further afield, a 3 hour drive from Cape Town brings you to the heart of the Cederberg Wilderness Area, a starkly beautiful mountain range featuring striking rock formations and summits touching 2000m.  There’s much to interest those seeking to undertake short scenic walks, as well as adventurers looking for tough challenges on multi-day treks.

What we do

We’ve been visiting Cape Town regularly since the early 1990’s, and know it intimately.  Whenever there, hiking is always on the agenda at some point, and we’ve done many of the Cape Peninsula trails ourselves, and have explored the Cederberg properly.  Using this experience, we’ve been running bespoke walking, trekking and hiking itineraries in the Cape Town environs and the Cederberg successfully for some years, and work with guides and logistics partners we know well and trust. We also run fully supported treks on the Hoerikwaggo Trail - four set group departures each year for the full 5-day trail, and private treks of any length at any time.


More often than not, hiking makes up just one component of our client’s itineraries - thanks to our well-developed local knowledge, we are experts at designing complete itineraries in the Western Cape, arranging accommodation, transport, and non-trekking activities that include anything from township tours to whale-watching.