Sleep on Table Mountain overnight
Above: Cape Flats view from the Overseers Cottage
Spend a night - or more - on Table Mountain
While open camping is not allowed on Table Mountain, there are options. For instance
The Overseers Cottage:
The large sandstone cottage is situated off the bridle track on the Back Table overlooking the southern suburbs, Cape Flats, False Bay and over to the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range. It sleeps sixteen.
It has catering facilities and hot & cold mod-cons, large fridges, a gas stove and oven, as well as an old fashioned fire place for cold winter nights. Bedding and towels are provided.
Food and overnight luggage is portered up to the cottage, so there is no need to carry a heavy load up there yourself. The cottage is a popular facility, especially on weekends. Book well in advance.
Orange Kloof Tented Camp
The camp is closed until further notice.
"Brilliant two day hike with Nick on Table Mountain - stayed at Orange Kloof Camp and then went up the Disa Gorge which was beautiful and we met no one all day which made it seem as though we were alone. Great flora and fauna and Nick was excellent company, a brilliant organiser (helped us plan and book both nights, bought all food etc) very knowledgeable about the mountain, its plants and South Africa more generally - all in all a great guide not only to the mountain but also to South African history, politics, art etc (he is really well read!). A definite high point was the view at night from the Overseers Cottage (best mountain refuge we have ever stayed in!) over the shimmering lights of the Cape Flats. All in all, we could not recommend Nick highly enough - hope to join him for another hike in the Western Cape when we are next here!"