Hike the full Cape Peninsula from Cape Town City to the Cape Point over four days.
GoVertical offers you a fabulous Cape Town overnight hiking trail full of spectacular views & iconic attractions. In the evening you can enjoy Cape Town’s fine restaurants & relax in well appointed accommodation. Luggage is transported between venues so you can hike in comfort. We hike approximately 12 - 16 kilometres per day over mountainous terrain on a network of trails in the Table Mountain National Park.
- DAY 1: TABLE MOUNTAIN VIA KASTEELSPOORT RAVINE
Our hike up Table Mountain starts near the Lower Cableway station. Initially gentle, the trail reveals lovely views of Lions Head and Camps Bay. The path veers up Kasteelspoort ravine where mountain fynbos, sheer cliffs & spectacular vistas accompany your ascent. Ruins of the old cable way are visible on this route and the ‘diving board’ is a perfect photo opportunity for those not scared of heights. From the top of the gorge the trail meanders into the Valley of the Red Gods, Ark Valley and Echo Valley before the final push to get onto the Table Mountain plateau.
From there it’s a gentle walk to the Cable Car station with amazing photo opportunities along every step. This hike gives you the best experience of the diverse ecology on Table Mountain. Descent is via the Cable car or Platteklip Gorge. Overnight accommodation in Camps Bay.
- DAY 2: CAMPS BAY TO HOUT BAY
We contour along Pipe Track a route that winds through the foothills of the Twelve Apostles, this series of mountains runs parallel to the Atlantic coast and the views over the peaks and ocean are beautiful. Gazing back towards the trail start, there are incredible views of Lions Head.
Depending on the winds we will traverse the 12 Apostles either in the shelter of the peaks along a contour path high above Camps Bay and Llandudno or ideally up along the ridge where you’ll be able to see both the Atlantic Sea board and False Bay to the East. We end the day in Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing harbour nestled between dramatic peaks. Overnight accommodation in Hout Bay.
- DAY 3: CHAPMANS PEAK TO NOORDHOEK
Chapman's peak drive is a dramatic pass that climbs above Hout Bay over the mountains then down into Noordhoek. We hike above it but enjoy the same exquisite scenery all the way, from the beautiful harbour down to the brilliant white sands of Noorhoek Beach, this day of hiking is breathtaking. You'll be able to see right down the Cape Peninsula and over the vast expanse of False Bay. Our third hike is over dramatic Chapmans Peak, with unbelievable views over the Hout Bay & False Bay when we reach the ridge. We end the day with a beach walk along Noordhoek Beach, a striking beach with glistening white sand. A short transfer to the False Bay side of Cape Town for accommodation in Kalk Bay/Simonstown.
DAY 4: CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE
Our final day is spent exploring the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the walking is less challenging but the scenery is just as spectacular. The reserve is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom this reserve forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is possible to encounter some of the natural game, such as Eland, Red Hartebeest, Bontebok & Zebra.
We visit the two light houses on Cape Point, the first is the historical lighthouse built on Da Gama Peak in 1859, more than 200m above sea level. Unfortunately the fog that can roll in quickly made this lighthouse position less than perfect and a new lighthouse which perches dramatically 87m above the ocean, now signals passing ships.
From the dramatic scenery at Cape Point we walk on the cliffs above Diaz Beach – a beautiful sandy cove & its adjoining sea cliffs to Cape of Good Hope which is the southernmost point of the Cape Peninsula, the final destination on the Cape Peninsula explore hike.
Good to know
- This will be a provisional booking until we have confirmed availability with the national parks authority
- Minimum age 8 years
- 4 day guided Cape Peninsula hiking tour
- GoVertical mountaineering guides
- Bed and breakfast accommodation for 3 nights (dependant on availability accommodation is either in the national parks or in 3 star guest lodges, a luxury accommodation option is also available)
- National park fees
- Luggage transfers between venues
- Transfers to trail heads where necessary
- Packed lunches on all hiking days
- Dinners at lodges or hotels
- Beverages or meals consumed at restaurants
- Medical/travel insurance
- Airport Transfers
- Accommodation in Cape Town before or after the hike
- Gear hire
- Gratuities (optional)
- Small day backpack
- Hiking boots or trainers
- Comfortable hiking clothes
- Sun screen
- Insect repellent
- A hat
- A warm weather proof jacket
- A camera
- Juice and energy snacks or sweets
- Swimming costume and towel
- Comfortable clothing to hike in
- Hiking boots or trainers
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Just finished the Drakensberg Grand Traverse with GoVertical. What a wonderful experience. Garth's passion and knowledge of the Drakensberg is legendary. Ill definitely see you again for a trek in the Garden Route.
Very experienced guides and looked after our every need while in the mountains. Highly recommended.
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We spent days with the Govertical team exploring trails on the Garden Route. Fantastic guys. Thank you
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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.