Cape Trekking

Guided Hiking Tours on Table Mountain

view of Lions Head from 12 Apostles, Table Mountain, Cape Town

High up, get the lowdown on Cape Town

Table mountain & Lion's Head view from Devil's Perak

Mix exercise with breathtaking pleasure,

nick ashby hiking guide

on guided hikes along the mountain's most popular trails

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or on the National Park's many other main or back routes ...

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There's more to Table Mountain than its well-known front face. Alternative routes offer varied views of Cape Town, and hikes through "one of the worlds great centres of terrestrial biodiversity."


current notes ...


CLOSED: Smuts Track due to fire damage.

sign advising of danger due to fire damade


PLEASE NOTE : CABLE CAR CLOSURE 2024

Due to the scheduled annual maintenance there will be a longer than usual shut down from 15 July to 1 Sept 2024

A large stretch up the front of the mountain affecting some trail heads are closed then too.


Table Bay from India Venster trail and cable car


A NOTE ON TABLE MOUNTAIN CRIME, Feb 2024

Avoiding known criminal hot-spots at the moment is the guiding community's greatest concern. Good news is that the situation has improved.

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And hiking in less populated areas is still unaffected.

Kogelberg river walk


Hiking beyond Cape Town

cave view

Cederberg

Cederberg Wilderness Area

cederberg hiking with cape trekking

guided Cederberg hikes


FEATURED GUIDED HIKES IN CAPE TOWN

To the upper cable station via the less travelled Twelve Apostles routes.

Back Table Twelve Apostles

read more here

Hout Bay

Hike in Silvermine Nature Reserve:

Dip onto the trail that traverses high above Chapman's Peak Drive, then climb back up for a post-hike swim.


Sunrise & sunset hiking

Lion's head hiking before sunrise

Lions Head at Dawn (currently closed.)

Find out more

Table Mountain sundown

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Hike up. Cable car down as the day draws to a close


Girl on Table Mountain above a cloudsea

At the upper cable station

Hike Devils Peak

Or Cape Town's other less-travelled trails ...

Disa Gorge Table Mountain

All levels of ease & interest


Walk Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

False Bay and Cape Town's utmost most West Coast

  • Coast-to-coast: Take Atlantic and False Bay coastal trails
  • Cape Point
Hiking Cape of Good Hope

Read more ...


Beyond the Peninsula ...

hiking near stellenbosch

The winelands - Stellenbosch and Franchhoek

Looking over Midelberg early Sep 24

Nick Ashby Cape Trekking hiking guide


Article:

Table Mountain's influence on the city in:

21 maps illustrating Table Mountain influence on Cape Town

Aspects of Cape Town's deep geologic roots, history, hydrology, human culture ...


Article:

BABOONS IN CAPE TOWN'S TABLE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

BABOONS IN CAPE TOWN

Yes, but where?



CAPE POINT DEAD WHALE

& OTHER SINISTER LITTER

poachers at Cape of Good Hope

signs of increased pollution and hunting ...


hout bay from east fort

more notes on Cape mountain. Heritage etc. Here.


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Reviews:

Lion's Head & Signal Hill view from Devil's Peak


"Wonderful full day hiking on the Table Mountain.

I enjoyed a fine hike up, and across Table Mountain with Nick as a very experienced guide on my side. It was entertaining to chat with him and we got lots of interesting information around the Cape. He knows a lot about vegetation, geology and history of this mountain.He adapted the route to get the best out of the changing weather conditions, guiding us around the clouds, and brought us to stunning places. It was a perfect day! He really cares. I am very glad we spent a whole day on the hiking tour – there is so much to see and experience with Nick. A wonderful ending for our holidays in South Africa"


flower growing from rock on Table Mountain


“Fun and Educational Half Day at Cape Point

Friends and I booked Nick for a half day hike in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, and this ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. Nick is an engaging and personable guide with a wealth of knowledge about the local flora, fauna, geography, and history. He even had some excellent recommendations for points of interest and activities for the rest of our trip along the Garden Route. Cannot recommend highly enough!"


Cape of Good Hope Beach


"Full day Table Mountain Hike starting in Kirstenbosch Gardens, up Skeleton Gorge to the Cable Station

Our day with Nick was the highlight of our week in Cape Town. His knowledge of the fauna and flora and of the history of Cape Town added to our enjoyment of the breath-taking scenery. He managed to choose a route perfect for the fitness levels of our group . We especially loved his homemade snacks - especially the ice-cold pineapple slices just when we really needed them ! We will definitely be contacting Nick to show us more of Table Mountain next time we visit Cape Town."

Hiker near the top of Nursery Ravine, Table Mountain.




reflections while cape walking