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Walk in Africa / Hiking Trails South Africa / Hiking Trails Cape Town – Top Spots you don’t want to miss

Hiking Trails Cape Town: Full day Table Mountain Hike

Duration: Full day Grading: B (see Grading) Departs: Daily Book now

Hiking Trails Cape TownTable Mountain is the best Hiking Trails Cape Town and one of the most recognizable mountains in the world. Although it is situated in one of the larger cities of Africa, looming at 1087 m Table Mountain offers a pleasant challenge for the hiker and provides dramatic and beautiful views as a reward.

There are innumerable ascents up Table Mountain, but we prefer to ascend from Kirstenbosch up Nursery Ravine and to the highest point on the mountain, Maclears Beacon.

Our descent is usually via Platteklip Gorge or by way of the Cable Car. We carry water and a sumptuous lunch to enjoy as a picnic along the way.

Total duration of the hike is approximately 6 hours.

Half Day Table Mountain Hike – Cable Car

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This very easy but spectacular hike begins at the upper Cable Station and traverses the entire front table to Maclears Beacon, which at 1087 m is the highest point on Table Mountain.

The hike returns via a different route providing a variety of vistas. On a clear day the views throughout are exquisite. Including cable car ascent and descent and enjoying the views the entire hike takes about 2 hours.

Note: Dependant on the cable car being operational.

Half Day Table Mountain Hike – Cable Car Down

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This popular and demanding route ascends the front of Table Mountain steeply and then crosses the top of the mountain to the highest point at Maclears Beacon.

From here we take an alternate route back across The Table and descend using the cable car. Duration: 3.5 hours.

Note: Dependant on the cable car being operational.

Half Day Table Mountain Hike – Without Cable Car

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This beautiful hike follows the contour path along the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The path traverses at about the 400 m contour and passes through some of the most beautiful remaining afro-montane forest on Table Mountain ending at the stunning Kirstenbosch Gardens.

This half day Hiking Trails Cape Town is a relaxed 3-hour hike but involves an initial 250 m steep ascent.

Hiking Trails Cape Town: Full Day Cape Point Hike

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The Cape Point Nature Reserve is a beautiful and rugged park offering exceptional hiking opportunities. There are many options for hikes and we choose these based upon the weather and interests of our guests.

Our favourite hike is a seven-hour hike along the cliffs and beaches of False Bay and is possibly the most beautiful Hiking Trails Cape Town in South Africa.

We travel via the magnificent Chapman’s Peak drive and include a visit to the Penguins at Boulders Beach.

Historical Full Day City Tour with Table Mountain

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Cape Town is a vibrant modern city, which still prominently displays examples of its tumultuous history. This tour takes our guests from pre-colonial history through 350 years of colonial and apartheid history to the present.

On the tour we visit buildings representing or depicting many of the key periods in South Africa’s history. The tour begins with an ascent up Table Mountain, from where we get an overview of the city and its historical layout.

Then we descend to the city and visit The Castle, where colonial history began, the Bo Kaap where the freed slaves once lived and where the South African Moslem religion was established, the District Six museum which vividly documents the insensitivity of apartheid’s racist forced-removals, and the Company Gardens that were established in 1652 to supply ships.

Time permitting we may also visit the Holocaust Museum, the South African Museum, the Slave Lodge, the Great Church, the Houses of Parliament, Green Market Square, the City Hall, the South African National Gallery, St Georges Cathedral, Heritage Square and the Old Town House. Lunch is taken at one of the many excellent restaurants in the city.

Most often we eat at a local restaurant that serves traditional Cape Malay food.

Full Day Hike To Freedom Tour

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This tour traces South Africa’s dramatic transition from oppressive apartheid to one of the model democracies of the world. We also examine the many challenges facing this fledgling democracy.

The tour begins in the City where we visit the Bo Kaap and District Six museums, both of which provide vivid insights into the lives of those who were most affected by the callous laws of apartheid.

From here we travel out to the low-income townships where it is possible to obtain an insight into the harsh realities of South African poverty, unemployment and lack of formal housing as well as a glimpse of the past and the improvements that herald a brighter future for our people.

From here we transfer to the V&A Waterfront for a ferry crossing to the infamous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and many other political prisoners were incarcerated.

Winelands Stumble

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Hiking Trails Cape Town

We are justifiably proud of the outstanding wines produced in our region and if you are a keen hiker and keen wine drinker you cannot miss our wine stumble.

We hike through the romantic vineyards with beautiful views onto magnificent mountains, stopping periodically at estates to savour the products of their labour.

Alternatively we can hike in the mountains around the Winelands and descend later to taste wines at selected vineyards.

Cape Town Slave Tour: The history of Cape Town through the eyes of the slaves.

Duration: 2 hours Grading: A (see Grading) Departs: Mon-Sat Book now

Hiking Trails Cape Town

The City Slave tour is completely unique. Nothing like it has ever before been offered in Cape Town.

The slaves made enormous contributions to the city that we know and love, but this contribution has never been adequately acknowledged. In addition to the obvious contribution of their labour which created some of the physical features and landscapes of the city, the slaves made contributions to our cuisine, language, religious diversity and of course to the genetic mix of our rainbow population.

Rather than being an academic narrative, this well researched historical tour is presented by experienced dramatists in the form of interactive street theatre. Diligent research sets the foundation for this entertaining and educational tour, which through the stories of several real characters, brings to life the city of Cape Town as experienced by the slaves.

It recalls tales of tragedy and triumph as well as searing scandal. This 2-hour hiking tour begins at Green Market Square, takes in the Bo-Kaap, Long Street Castle Street, The Golden Acre, The Parade Ground and the Slave Lodge and is also an excellent introduction to Cape Town history and the layout of the city.

The tour runs Monday – Saturday and starts at 10h00 on the steps of the Old Town House in Greenmarket Square.