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Our most recommended Cape Town Hiking

  • Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

    1. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise or Sunset Hike

    Meet your guide at the Lion's Head Hike - Starting Point. There is parking along Signal Hill Road if you arriving by car. Embark on the route to the summit, climbing 400 meters along the steep and rocky path. Keeping a slow and steady pace, take time to enjoy the views and photo opportunities en route. Enjoy views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean at the summit with snacks and coffee provided before heading back down the mountain to the meeting point.

    It was realllllly windy but Kyle assured it would be safe, just a bit challenging. I was a bit nervous but I’m so glad I went, it was FANTASTIC. Expect some fairly strenuous climbing but nothing anyone with a normal level of fitness can’t handle. The views all the way up are amazing but nothing beats the view from the top - absolutely breathtaking. Kyle was a very friendly guide who made us feel safe. The rooibos tea and snacks in the cafe were a great touch.

  • From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Guided Tour

    2. From Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Guided Tour

    Get set for a full-day shared or private guided tour around the Cape Peninsula. Visit must-see spots such as Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chap Mans Peak, Simon's Town, the Cape of Good Hope, and so much for. The tour starts off with pickup at Cape Town hotels. The first stop of the tour is Camps Bay, known for its fine white sand, natural rock swimming pools, and views of the Twelve Apostles Mountains. Next, move on along the coastline and find yourself at Hout Bay situated in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula. After, prepare for a beautiful drive in Cape Town similar to a drive along the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Spot scenic ocean views as you travel. Then, visit the Cape of Good Hope, the southernmost point of the African Continent. Take a funicular to the Cape Point Lighthouse and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean. Later, head to ...

  • Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

    3. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Guided Hike in French

    Your Lion's Head trail experience takes place on a gravel track, taking you through spectacular groves of silver leaf trees. Follow a path that reveals ever-changing views as it spirals around Lion's Head. The breath-taking vista of the Atlantic coastline and the magnificent apostles of Table Mountain will soon come into view. Soon the gravel track narrows to a path, from where you will pass the first paragliding launch pad. Continue along the stepped path with views of Camps Bay Beach and Clifton beaches. Hike for another 30 minutes and reach a split. Continue with views of Seapoint to your left, and after 10 minutes, be rewarded with a wonderful viewpoint. See the city of Cape Town sprawled beneath you and the front of the Table Mountain rearing up high above. Then, move upwards to the first ladder, before traversing left along a shelf with a chain handrail. Continue on the path unt...

  • Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

    4. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunrise Hike

    Take part in a wonderful hike for families and couples and see Cape Town from 670 meters above sea level. Gaze in awe at the breathtaking landscape, and identify icons such as the adjacent Table Mountain and Robben Island out at sea. Look down on glorious beaches, including Camps Bay and Sea Point.  Avail of 2 different hiking paths to reach the summit, determined by your guide based on your level of fitness. Brave the adventurous path using staples and chains, or choose an easier route to avoid them! Whichever path you and your party feel most comfortable with, breathtaking panoramas are guaranteed. Rest at the top and watch the spectacular sunrise over Cape Town with a cup of hot coffee and some home-baked muffins.

    Guide was great and well prepared with headlights, extra backpacks, water and snacks. We did not receive transport from the hotel to the mountain. Lots of people were doing the hike without a guide so in terms of value for money, this was a bit expensive.

  • Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

    5. Cape Town: Lion's Head Sunset Hike

    Your Lion's Head trail experience begins on a gravel track through spectacular groves of silver leaf trees. You will start off by following a path which reveals ever-changing views as it spirals around Lion's Head. Very soon the breathtaking vista of the Atlantic coastline and the magnificent apostles of Table Mountain will come into view. Soon the gravel track narrows to a path, from where you will pass the first paragliding launch pad. You will then continue along the stepped path with views over the very popular Camps Bay Beach and Clifton beaches. Following a further 30 minutes of hiking, you will come to a split keep on the upward-tending path. From here you will continue with views of Seapoint on your left, and following a further 10 minutes you will see the city of Cape Town sprawled beneath you and the front of Table Mountain rearing up high above. You will then continue steepl...

    Wonderful hike and trail. Our guide Patrick was very nice and knew a lot of history about the places and surroundings. Can recommend this to everybody

  • Cape Town Private Guided Table Mountain Hikes

    6. Cape Town Private Guided Table Mountain Hikes

    Join this private guided hike up iconic Table Mountain. Rising to just over one thousand meters directly from sea level, Table Mountain ranks in status alongside famous African giants such as Kilimanjaro and the Atlas Mountains. This tour is perfect for the energetic and inquisitive traveler. Learn secrets of the mountain, including how the watcher of the south, Umlindi Wemingizimu, became Table Mountain. Let your experienced guide interpret the natural wonders of the Cape Floral Kingdom. A few tour routes are listed below. An optimum route will be chosen from this selection based on the fitness of the members of the party and the Cape’s unpredictable weather at the time. Western Table to Maclears Beacon return: A 2-hour easy to moderate hike on the Table Mountain Plateau. Your guide will organize tickets and then proceed with you up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway. The cablewa...

    Peter is a very friendly and polite guide. It was really a memorable experience. Highly recommended.

  • South Africa's Garden Route: 4-Day Adventure Tour

    7. South Africa's Garden Route: 4-Day Adventure Tour

    Discover the beauty of South Africa’s Garden Route on a 4-day tour from Cape Town. Taste fine local wines, go on a cave adventure and a game drive and explore wilderness areas. Choose from backpacker accommodation and guesthouse options. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Cape Town – Barrydale – Oudtshoorn (Dinner) Depart from Cape Town early on Friday morning for Oudtshoorn, known as the Ostrich Capital of the World. Enjoy scenic Route 62, which is South Africa’s longest wine route. Stop for lunch and wine tasting at a local winery, before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided adventure tour. For dinner, enjoy an authentic braai, or South African barbeque. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Day 2: Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay (Breakfast) Head over the Robertson Mountain pass to enter the Garden Route at Mossel Bay. Spend some ti...

  • Cape Town: 3-Hour Lion's Head Sunset Hike

    8. Cape Town: 3-Hour Lion's Head Sunset Hike

    Of all the hikes in Cape Town, the climb up Lion’s Head is definitely the most popular. Situated between Table Mountain and Signal Hill, the peak provides 360-degree views of the city, Table Bay and the Atlantic seacoast. Taking in the sunset and the city lights from on high is a totally new way of enjoying Cape Town. You’ll make your way up to the peak on a spiral path. The ascent takes around an hour and there are gorgeous views all the way. Your passionate and knowledgeable guide will point out iconic landmarks and tell you about the history of the city. You will learn about the geology, fauna and flora of this world heritage site.  There are a number of ladders and chains that help you to the summit. If you are afraid of heights this may be daunting but if you are up for the challenge then your guide will help you all the way. At the summit you’ll be able to look down on Table Mo...

    Amazing experience! The hike was so fun and beautiful. Our guide was great, so helpful and provided a lot of information throughout the hike!

  • Table Mountain Hike with Local Expert Tour Guide

    9. Table Mountain Hike with Local Expert Tour Guide

    Get back to nature and marvel at the flora and fauna of Table Mountain on a half-day hike with a qualified mountain guide. Trek at your own pace and in complete safety as you learn the cultural history of Cape Town and its natural surroundings. India Venster Half-Day Hike: Get breathtaking views of the city and rock formations of the west coast, and look across at Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. The hike will take 3-4 hours to reach the top, and another 1-2 hours on the flat to Maclears Beacon.  Platteklip Gorge Half-Day Hike: Hike one of the most popular paths for stunning views of Lions Head, Signal hill, Devils Peak, Robben Island and more. It is a strenuous, but safe, hike that takes 2 to 3 hours to reach the top and another 1 to 2 hours to Maclears Beacon.  Lions Head Half-Day Hike: Join this great walk for fa...

    Very nice guide, very enthusiastic about her local heritage. Very respectful of every guest. Nice experience

  • Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

    10. Garden Route and Addo Elephant National Park: 6-Day Safari

    Day 1: Cape Town – Hermanus – Cape Agulhas The tour departs from Cape Town/Stellenbosch and heads to Hermanus. The tour follows the scenic coastal road and includes a stop at Betty's Bay to see a colony of endangered African penguins. Spend the afternoon in the seaside resort town of Hermanus, famous for playing home to hundreds of Southern Right whales from July to November. The town also features many shops, restaurants, and markets. In the afternoon you'll drive on to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where you'll see the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Day 2:  Cape Agulhas – Oudtshoorn Travel to Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo, known as the ostrich capital of the world, via scenic Route 62, South Africa’s longest wine route. Sample local wines before experiencing the subterranean beauty of the Cango Caves on a guided to...

    Great trip, really helpful guide (Christine). Nice food and accommodations. All round fun experience!

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What people are saying about Cape Town

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 150 reviews

Ive been on many hikes and had many tour guides but Patrick is truly incredible. From his knowledge of Cape Town to his safe hiking practices, he is the best guide to go for on any adventure.

Wonderful hike and trail. Our guide Patrick was very nice and knew a lot of history about the places and surroundings. Can recommend this to everybody

The hike was amazing and the scenery was phenomenal. Binny, our guide, was amazing and extremely friendly.

Patrick was a perfect guide for this hike! He knows a lot about the area and was very nice!!

A beautiful hike, amazing views and great guide. Would 100% recommend booking.