Table Mountain overnight hikes
Uncover the endless secrets of Table Mountain National Park while enjoying the best of Cape Fauna and Flora with fantastic views over the Cape Peninsula, mountains and indigenous forest. Hike the ancient trails meandering through exotic Fynbos and patches of Afromontane forest from Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope.
AWOL Tours offers multi-day Table Mountain Hikes which include portage, personal trail guides and catering along the Hoerikwaggo trail.
Suggested 5-day Hoerikwaggo Trail hiking itinerary (2-4 day hiking tours are offered upon request)
Day 1: Cape Town – Orange Kloof Forest (12km)
After an early breakfast you will be met by your local guides. We take a short drive to the foot of Table Mountain and begin our adventure up Platteklip (flat stone) Gorge to the upper cable station. From here, we make our way towards the coastal town of Hout Bay and arrive at our destination in the late afternoon. We overnight in a picturesque, tented camp nestled in the ancient Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof.
Day 2: Orange Kloof Forest – Twelve Apostles circular walk (17km)
After a peaceful night at the Disa River, we head off after breakfast through abundant fauna and flora. Today we do a circular hike and spend the night back at Orangekloof Tented Camp. The hike starts off with a manageable rock scrambling section through the Myburgh waterfall ravine. Once on the top of the Twelve Apostles a very secluded part of the Table Mountain National Park follows with exceptional views over the Orange Kloof valley below, and the Atlantic Ocean. The hike continues through the lush and green forest until the Orange Kloof camp is reached again.
Day 3: Orange Kloof – Kommetjie (18km)
Due to fire damage, AWOL Tours provides transfers to the next section of the trail. After a hearty breakfast we make our way up Chapmans Peak, which offers magnificent views from Table Mountain to Cape Point, down to Noordhoek beach. PS Sections of the this trail are closed so may require transfers or walking on Chapmans Peak Drive. The remainder of the day is spent walking along the beach with the fresh smell of the ocean sharpening your senses. Be on the lookout for Oystercatchers, Otters, as well as whales and dolphins. We head all the way to Kommetjie, where we spend the night.
Day 4 : Kommetjie – Smitswinkel (20km)
From Kommetjie we make our way to the Old Wireless Station and hike up Slangkop via Grootkop and eventually arrive at either the Smitswinkel luxury tented camp or the Cape Point Cottages. Spend the night on a secluded stone cottage on a farm near Cape Point with pristine mountain scenery. If you are adventurous, a part of the trail is done bush-bashing.
Day 5: Smitswinkel Bay – Cape Point – Cape Town (17km)
After we have enjoyed our breakfast together, we hike into the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From the entrance gate of the reserve we hike along through fabulous fynbos landscapes all the way to Cape Point. We pass along picturesque beaches like Bordjiesdrif, Buffels bay and Rooikrans and we will also see the Da Gama Cross from a distance. At Cape Point our adventure comes to an end and we drive back to your hotel in Cape Town.
Accommodation: In the heart of Table Mountain National Park’s ancient Afromontane forest is the luxurious Orange Kloof tented camp. Tented accommodation is an understatement. These exclusive permanent “tents” are weather proofed and built on raised wooden walkways connected to the boma and outdoor bathrooms, complete with hot showers and flush toilets.
What to bring:
- Good walking boots/shoes
- Camera and spare batteries
- Waterproof gear and clothing suitable for alternating weather conditions
- If you prefer, bring your own sleeping bag and bedding
- Permit into Orange Kloof and Disa Gorge
- All meals including lunch, snacks and water, dinner and breakfast
- Luggage and overnight gear ported by vehicle
- We provide sleeping bags and pillows
- Cable Car descent in the Table Mountain Aerial Cable Car (weather permitting)
- Accommodation in Table Mountain National Park Tented Camps
- Professional and experienced hiking guide
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
The hiking price is from R3000 per person, per day, based on 2 guests travelling **valid from 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Oct 2017**
Customised trips can be arranged for with flexibility in itinerary and schedules.
Please Enquire for more details about our 2 to 5 day Table Mountain overnight hiking trips.