The mountains are calling!
- India Venster
- Skeleton Gorge
- Woody Ravine
- Lion’s Head
- Tranquility Cracks.
- 12 Apostles route
Lion’s Head: R850 per person
Platteklip Gorge: R950 per person
India Venster: R1150 per person
Skeleton Gorge, 12 Apostles, Tranquility Cracks, Devil’s Peak + many more.
- Summit Table Mountain on foot.
- Hike up one of the most iconic mountains in the world.
- An adventure you’ll never forget.
- Only moderate fitness required
Take a Hike is a Cape Town based operator offering guided mountain hikes in the Cape Peninsula. Our hiking division is run by Barry Washkansky, a highly experienced mountain guide and trail runner. Barry grew up on the slopes of Table Mountain and loves nothing more than showing off his beautiful backyard playground to people from around the world.
- Professional mountain guiding services.
- Enjoy a fun, adventurous and safe hiking experience.
- Table Mountain,
- Lion’s Head.
- Cape Peninsula mountains
You need to be in good health and able to hike for 3-4 hours, with lots of stops along the way. Desire is more important than fitness, but we have shorter walks for those that don’t want to hike to the top of Table Mountain. Enquire about our Lion’s Head sunset walks here.
We take a maximum of 10 per group, any more and an extra guide will accompany you. If you want to do something different, you are welcome do a private hike; we will tailor a hike to suit your needs.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just poor gear.”
Cape Town is known for its unpredictable weather. It may rain on one side of the mountain, while others sunbathe on the beach on the other. The best solution is to always be prepared for bad weather no matter how hot it is on the ground. Table Mountain has its own weather system. If the weather is exceptionally bad, we might not hike. But that depends on you. Some like it wild.
- Comfortable shoes.
You don’t need the latest in hiking boots, just some comfortable walking shoes that can handle 3-4 hours of hiking.
Bring a minimum of 2 litres of water per person. If more is required, we‘ll let you know.
- Warm clothes
A warm outer layer and rain proof jacket (Not always required for Lion’s Head). The weather on Table Mountain can change very fast. Be prepared and you will be just fine.
- Snacks, sunscreen, sun hat
- Every hiker should bring a comfortable backpack to carry all your essentials.
Please note: Times will change according to the season.
April – June
- Daily Table Mountain hike: Start 9am.
- Daily sunset hike on Lion’s Head.Start: 3.30pm
- Private hike: Will confirm times according to the proposed route
We loved doing a 1/2 day hike up Table Mountain’s India Venster trail, which was wonderful, challenging and gorgeous.
Our mountain guide, a Cape Town local, knew the mountain like no other. We loved our hiking trip so much that we did it again. We went up a couple of different routes that were both challenging and great fun.
We had a terrific day hike to the top of Table Mountain. From the tuk-tuk ride to a beautiful back route to great knowledge and lots of interesting conversation, we loved it all. Great day out on Table Mountain.