Day hikes

Day hikes

Experienced guides will show you the splendors of the Cape Floral Kingdom up close while you enjoy the solitude of the Table Mountain National Park.

Mother City Hikers offer guided hikes up or around Table Mountain, Camps Bay, Kirstenbosch, Lions Head and Constantia Nek areas.
They are a small hiking company and as such the maximum group size is six people. Anyone with a sense of adventure and love of the outdoors is encouraged to join for a day on the trail and share memories of a lifetime.

“We recognize and respect the land, water, plants, animals, all people that are here now and those who came before us. It is our goal to make sure our clients have a safe, enjoyable and unforgettable experience on the mountain while reconnecting with nature and soaking up the beauty that surrounds them. We believe in minimum impact outdoor ethics, where we ‘take only photographs, leave only footprints’.


Hike Summaries:    

India Venster
Location: Table Mountain
Duration: 4 hours
Fitness Level: 3-4 (You need to be quite fit)
Technical Difficulty: C: Heavy altitude change. This hike is not suitable for those afraid of heights or uncomfortable on exposed areas as it includes some rock scrambling and exposed terrain.

Tranquility Cracks
Location: Camps Bay side of the mountain
Duration: 5 hours
Fitness Level: 1-2 (Relatively fit)
Technical Difficulty: A: Suitable for beginners

Skeleton Gorge
Location: Eastern side of Table Mountain in the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Duration: 5-6 hours
Fitness Level: 2-3 (Fit) This is a strenuous route.
Technical Difficulty: B

Platteklip Gorge
Location: Table Mountain
Duration: 3-4 hours
Fitness Level: 2-3 (Fit) This is a strenuous route.
Technical Difficulty: B-C: Steep route up rocky steps with very little shade.

Pipe Track
Location: Table Mountain
Duration: 3 hours
Fitness Level: 1- 2
Technical Difficulty: A: Stony path but easily accessible and a popular walk.

Lions Head
Location: Lions Head
Duration: 3-4 hours
Fitness Level: 1-2 (Reasonably Fit)
Technical Difficulty: B: There are 2 short ladders to climb.

Other hikes include, Maclears Loop, Kasteelpoort & Constantia Nek to the Dams.
Mother City Hikers also offer tailor made hikes to Cape Point & an overnight hike on the Hoerikwaggo Trail.

Some advice:
Only hike when the weather is good, when visibility is clear and when the wind is minimal. Turn back when the weather starts to change. In summer, avoid hiking in mid-day due to high temperatures. Do not hike alone. Always carry warm clothing (even if it is warm – the weather can change within 20 minutes) sufficient water, snacks, sunscreen and a cellphone with emergency telephone numbers. Stick to the path.


Main emergency number: 086 110 6417


All hikes include pick up and drop off for up to 6 persons from your apartment.

Contact for more information and to make your booking