Umlindi Wemingizimu, commonly known as Table Mountain, is one of the most underestimated mountains in the world. This majestic World Heritage Site, receives approximately 800 000 visitors per year. The mountain at the foot of City of Cape Town is easily accessible, forming part of the urban park called the Table Mountain National Park.hiking - karen on Table Mountain

Umlindi Wemingizimu, commonly known as Table Mountain, is one of the most underestimated mountains in the world. This majestic World Heritage Site, receives approximately 800 000 visitors per year. The mountain at the foot of City of Cape Town is easily accessible, forming part of the urban park called the Table Mountain National Park.hiking - karen on Table Mountain

Umlindi Wemingizimu, commonly known as Table Mountain, is one of the most underestimated mountains in the world. This majestic World Heritage Site, receives approximately 800 000 visitors per year. The mountain at the foot of City of Cape Town is easily accessible, forming part of the urban park called the Table Mountain National Park.
hiking - karen on Table Mountain
Many locals and overseas visitors take the challenge of hiking up the mountain for granted. On numerous occasions, I`ve come across people wearing inappropriate hiking gear such as, slippers and denim jeans. Often people would start a hike, late afternoon, on a windy day, and there`s no guarantee that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway would be operating once they reach the top.

The ignorance of some visitors who hike up the mountain, has lead to many unfortunate incidents over the years. In 2009 there were 15 reported deaths on Table Mountain, and 9 reported so far during 2010. Table Mountain is reportedly more dangerous than Mount Everest!

A hike up Table Mountain is strongly recommended to both local and international visitors. A few tips for hiking up Table Mountain:

-Check weather forecast before starting the hike.

-Always bring a windbreaker/rain jacket along (weather can change at any minute).

-Carry sufficient water (at least 1.5 litres of water).

-Wear comfortable clothes.

A guided hike with an experienced and accredited mountain guide is highly recommended. Allow AWOL Tours to plan your itinerary for you. We guarantee that your experience of Table Mountain and the rest of Cape Town will be unforgettable!

Many locals and overseas visitors take the challenge of hiking up the mountain for granted. On numerous occasions, I`ve come across people wearing inappropriate hiking gear such as, slippers and denim jeans. Often people would start a hike, late afternoon, on a windy day, and there`s no guarantee that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway would be operating once they reach the top.

The ignorance of some visitors who hike up the mountain, has lead to many unfortunate incidents over the years. In 2009 there were 15 reported deaths on Table Mountain, and 9 reported so far during 2010. Table Mountain is reportedly more dangerous than Mount Everest!

A hike up Table Mountain is strongly recommended to both local and international visitors. A few tips for hiking up Table Mountain:

-Check weather forecast before starting the hike.

-Always bring a windbreaker/rain jacket along (weather can change at any minute).

-Carry sufficient water (at least 1.5 litres of water).

-Wear comfortable clothes.

A guided hike with an experienced and accredited mountain guide is highly recommended. Allow AWOL Tours to plan your itinerary for you. We guarantee that your experience of Table Mountain and the rest of Cape Town will be unforgettable!

Many locals and overseas visitors take the challenge of hiking up the mountain for granted. On numerous occasions, I`ve come across people wearing inappropriate hiking gear such as, slippers and denim jeans. Often people would start a hike, late afternoon, on a windy day, and there`s no guarantee that the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway would be operating once they reach the top.

The ignorance of some visitors who hike up the mountain, has lead to many unfortunate incidents over the years. In 2009 there were 15 reported deaths on Table Mountain, and 9 reported so far during 2010. Table Mountain is reportedly more dangerous than Mount Everest!

A hike up Table Mountain is strongly recommended to both local and international visitors. A few tips for hiking up Table Mountain:

-Check weather forecast before starting the hike.

-Always bring a windbreaker/rain jacket along (weather can change at any minute).

-Carry sufficient water (at least 1.5 litres of water).

-Wear comfortable clothes.

A guided hike with an experienced and accredited mountain guide is highly recommended. Allow AWOL Tours to plan your itinerary for you. We guarantee that your experience of Table Mountain and the rest of Cape Town will be unforgettable!