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Organic Table Mountain Hike
Join us to climb the secret trails of Table Mountain away from the crowds. We will take you on some amazing private routes, known mainly by locals, which are less travelled and more scenic, offering great wildlife spotting opportunities and phenomenal views. Along the way you will learn about the birds and wildlife found on the mountain and the famous fynbos belt, which makes up nearly 10% of all the entire plant species on earth. South Africa is the only country that can claim to have one of the world's six floral kingdoms of the world completely within its borders in Cape Town. We stop regularly to soak up the beauty and enjoy the optional freshly brewed organic coffee or tea together with local organic "rusk" a famous South African snack, all whilst enjoying superb views of the “Mother City” and the Cape Peninsula. We generally take the cable way down or (but depending on weather and fitness levels), we can also hike down. Other things to note: I offer an Amazing Lions Head hike experiences as well, secret cave's and with phenomenal views, sunrise or sunset. Or take a journey with us on a one-of-a-kind Private Penguin & Peninsular Tour, any other Experience or Cape Town Tour, just ask and I will point you in the right direction. P.s. we offer a Pick-up and or a Drop-off service, please enquire with me. Once booked my number will appear with the finer details.
⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike
We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided). This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky. Other things to note Wear clothing you are comfortable hiking in. Ensure you wear descent pair of hiking/walking shoes. A fair level of fitness is required. You need to be comfortable with heights. Start times vary based on Sunset and Sunrise and it is critical that we start on time in order to witness Sunrise/Sunset
Hike Table Mountain with a Guide
We will hike to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain and experience why it's one of the New7Wonders of Nature. We will take our favorite more easily missed paths to the top. There are many routes that go up and together we will find one that suits your skill and confidence level. The trails all include a combination of hiking, varied levels scrambling and exposure to heights that will allow us to reach incredible viewpoints of Lion's Head, Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay, Back Table, and the Mother City. If you have a specific route in mind we can help you determine if it is suitable for you. The trails we do include India venster, Kasteelspoort, Skeleton gorge, and platteklip gorge but if possible and you are able we can do some more wild options. En route, we will take you into the world of the breathtaking Fynbos Floral Kingdom and the very first occupants of Southern Africa who named the mountain 'Hoerikwaggo' or Mountain in the sea. Once we reach the summit we will go to one of the awesome viewpoints to take some summit photos or just enjoy the view from the top. If the Cable Car Station is open then the hike will finish there, where you can then spend some more time at the top and soak in some more views or go and enjoy a well-deserved treat from the restaurant, my recommendations being their coffee, cold beer, appletiser, and milk tart. Other things to note Experience duration is dependent on the route and guests fitness and should take between 3-5 hours. The experience ends at cable car, if its closed then please add another 1-2 hours for the hike down.
Remarkable Hikes up Table Mountain
Experience beauty of the nature in person - take one of the less used paths, and enjoy the magic of Table Mountain in total solitude. Hiking this formidable mountain will stay long in your memory. It's beautiful, stunning, challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you are up for an adventure and exploration, this experience is definitely for you. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and hopefully meet the Table Mountain wildlife, such as cute dassies, beautiful Himalayan Tahr or even small antelopes. We'll have lunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used trails. The adventure can end at the top, where you're welcome to take Cable Car down, or we can hike down together, exploring another side of the mountain. Other things to note Transport: We'll arrange a meeting point. Decent: We can hike down, or you are welcome to take the cable car at your own expense. Languages spoken: English, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian.
Adventurous Hikes up Table Mountain
I will tailor make a unique expedition specially for you - the trail will be chosen based on your hiking experience, preference for exposure, sun or shade, etc. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and possibly meet the Table Mountain wildlife, such as cute dassies or beautiful Himalayan Tahr. We'll have lunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used paths. For Sunset hikes or dedicated group hikes please message me, and together we can design your perfect adventure. I will happily refund your money if you’re not satisfied. PS. Have more than few days in Cape Town? Join me on 3-day hiking & camping adventure in the Cederberg Mountains: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/417502 Other things to note Transport: We'll arrange a meeting point. Decent: We can hike down, or you are welcome to take the cable car at your own expense. Languages spoken: English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Afrikaans.

Go to the mountains with local guides

Adventurous Table Mountain Hike with Justin
Pull on your trail shoes and join me, Justin Hawthorne, for an epic day hiking and scrambling up the iconic Table Mountain, a "New 7 Wonder of Nature" and truly unbeatable Cape Town experience! This is an incredible off-the-beaten-track hike with breathtaking views & scenery but it is demanding in terms of being strenuous (760 m / 2500 foot elevation gain), some exposure to heights (sheer vertical drops) & technical hiking (using your hands to scramble rock pitches, and rugged trail) - that's where I as a guide add peace-of-mind in walking you through the adventurous spots. During the hike we'll discuss the local fauna & flora that occurs here. Some days we'll get treated to wildlife sightings such as the infamous Himalayan Tahr, a charismatic Caracal or an agile Klipspringer, but the focus will be on the world-renowned vegetation covering the mountain slopes - FYNBOS! This is a nature experience where you will have the chance to come away with a good understanding of the rich biodiversity found within the Cape Floristic Region - a UNESCO World Heritage Site in itself. After reaching the flat topped summit we will descend via cable car (R210 per person), or if it is not operating due to high wind we will have to hike down an alternate route. If an immersive nature-focused mountain adventure is what you're looking for, this is the hike for you!
Sunset Biking Under Table Mountain
Riding off the beaten track on dedicated trails directly under Table Mountain. This off-road route meanders through the National Park under the tower mountain, requiring special access permits and offering vantage points few tourists get to see. Although not very technical, the moderately challenging ride climbs some steep gravel sections and are sure to crack a sweat. Along the way, we will stop at some breathtaking hidden locations high up on the mountain. I'll share coaching tips and we'll break for a beverage and snacks at a historic fort before descending towards the setting sun. Other things to note Need to be comfortable on a mountain bike. Bring comfortable riding clothes (chamois-padded pants,lightweight fast-drying top, warmer top) & sport shoes. If my dates, don't suit you please contact me
Fynbos hike at Silvermine
This is a wonderful opportunity to hike in a quieter area with unparalleled views of the central Cape Peninsula & Hout Bay from Noordhoek Peak! All the while you'll be hiking with a literal Silvermine local - we actually lived within the National Park in what's known as the Silvermine Valley. This area was Justin's childhood turf & Mark's office where the mountains were an extension of our garden. We'll spend the morning (or afternoon) hiking a circular trail through diverse mountain Fynbos (pronounced: fain - boss) in the Silvermine section of the Table Mountain National Park. The emphasis is on looking at the details of the unique biodiversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom & we'll be stopping as we hike to chat to you about the different floral species we see within the Fynbos Biome. We'll walk you through just what makes Fynbos, Fynbos! Depending on the time of year you may see anything from beautiful little blue orchids to magnificent giant pink proteas. Wildlife is shy however we'll listen to the beautiful sounds of frogs and birdsong, and perhaps catch a glimpse of a small mammal. Our hike is on standard trails, so it's for all levels (family friendly) & we'll cover around 7km at an easy pace. In the warmer summer months bring swim gear as you may want to jump into the recreational Silvermine Dam at the end of the trail (when doing the morning schedule) - reinvigorating!
Carving Cape's Singletrack with a Pro
Dubbed the Trail network Mecca of the South, this is Proper mountain biking in Cape Town’s national park. With your Pro safely guiding you will climb tough loose terrain, to a series of single tracks that are flowing yet challenging. Depending on skill level we can hit the berms and float over the table tops or hammer the technical downhill tracks, with your Pro coaching all the way this experience will leave you filled with adrenaline and views of the Cape like no other. This singletrack experience has something for every MTB’er whether you an Elite Mountain Goat who loves to climb or the Enduro Rat this experience will tick all boxes. Experiences are tailored for each individuals skills and fitness level with all equipment supplied. Other things to note Need to have experience Mountain biking/ Offroad riding. Bring comfortable riding clothes (chamois padded pants, lightweight riding top, warmer top), &sports shoes or clip in shoes (tell us what pedals needed). Note: If my dates/ START times, don't suit you please contact me and will make a plan to accommodate you!
Remarkable Sunrise Hike up Table Mountain
Welcome the day with a Sunrise on the Mountain. Draw the energy from the nature and enjoy the stunning view of the Mother City waking up in the morning. We will take one of the less used paths, and enjoy the magic of the Cape Town mountains in total solitude. Our Sunrise Hike will stay long in your memory. It will be beautiful, stunning, challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you are up for an adventure and exploration, this experience is definitely for you. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and hopefully meet the local wildlife, such as cute dassies, beautiful Himalayan Tahr or even small antelopes. We'll have brunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used trails. The adventure can end at the top, where you're welcome to take Cable Car down (Table Mountain), or we can hike down together, exploring another side of the mountain. This hike can be customised to hike Table Mountain, Lion's Head or Devil's Peak, depending on your preferences!

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All activities near Southern Suburbs

Organic Table Mountain Hike
Join us to climb the secret trails of Table Mountain away from the crowds. We will take you on some amazing private routes, known mainly by locals, which are less travelled and more scenic, offering great wildlife spotting opportunities and phenomenal views. Along the way you will learn about the birds and wildlife found on the mountain and the famous fynbos belt, which makes up nearly 10% of all the entire plant species on earth. South Africa is the only country that can claim to have one of the world's six floral kingdoms of the world completely within its borders in Cape Town. We stop regularly to soak up the beauty and enjoy the optional freshly brewed organic coffee or tea together with local organic "rusk" a famous South African snack, all whilst enjoying superb views of the “Mother City” and the Cape Peninsula. We generally take the cable way down or (but depending on weather and fitness levels), we can also hike down. Other things to note: I offer an Amazing Lions Head hike experiences as well, secret cave's and with phenomenal views, sunrise or sunset. Or take a journey with us on a one-of-a-kind Private Penguin & Peninsular Tour, any other Experience or Cape Town Tour, just ask and I will point you in the right direction. P.s. we offer a Pick-up and or a Drop-off service, please enquire with me. Once booked my number will appear with the finer details.
⭐ Lion's Head Sunrise/Sunset Hike
We will be hiking up Lions Head, Cape Town's most Instragram'able hike. We plan to either catch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean or sunrise from the Hottentots Holland mountains. We enjoy some amazing photo opportunities before our descent. During a sunset hike, we descend in the dark using our flashlights (provided). During a sunrise hike, we may hike the first part in the dark using our flashlights (provided). This hike has been an age old tradition for locals especially during the full moon and on clear/windless nights/mornings where the lights of the city below dazzle and the moon and stars show off its beauty in the night sky. Other things to note Wear clothing you are comfortable hiking in. Ensure you wear descent pair of hiking/walking shoes. A fair level of fitness is required. You need to be comfortable with heights. Start times vary based on Sunset and Sunrise and it is critical that we start on time in order to witness Sunrise/Sunset
Table Mountain Experience
We will hike up Table Mountain via a suitable route based on your fitness level, interest and sense of adventure. We try and beat the crowds by starting out our hike before sunrise allowing you to experience and capture the best possible light. Along the way you will learn about vegetation, some local history and photography tips & tricks. Free professional photographs will be taken of you during the hike. We will also find the best spot to stop and make coffee/tea of your choice to enjoy the views. We will descent via the cableway or Platteklip if the cable car is not operating. Other things to note If the Cable Way company isn’t operating we will have to hike down. Please factor an extra 1-2hours.
Hike Table Mountain with a Guide
We will hike to the summit of the iconic Table Mountain and experience why it's one of the New7Wonders of Nature. We will take our favorite more easily missed paths to the top. There are many routes that go up and together we will find one that suits your skill and confidence level. The trails all include a combination of hiking, varied levels scrambling and exposure to heights that will allow us to reach incredible viewpoints of Lion's Head, Twelve Apostles, Camps Bay, Back Table, and the Mother City. If you have a specific route in mind we can help you determine if it is suitable for you. The trails we do include India venster, Kasteelspoort, Skeleton gorge, and platteklip gorge but if possible and you are able we can do some more wild options. En route, we will take you into the world of the breathtaking Fynbos Floral Kingdom and the very first occupants of Southern Africa who named the mountain 'Hoerikwaggo' or Mountain in the sea. Once we reach the summit we will go to one of the awesome viewpoints to take some summit photos or just enjoy the view from the top. If the Cable Car Station is open then the hike will finish there, where you can then spend some more time at the top and soak in some more views or go and enjoy a well-deserved treat from the restaurant, my recommendations being their coffee, cold beer, appletiser, and milk tart. Other things to note Experience duration is dependent on the route and guests fitness and should take between 3-5 hours. The experience ends at cable car, if its closed then please add another 1-2 hours for the hike down.
Bo-Kaap : Walk with a local
We start the tour at 71 Wale Street where we discuss the origins of the oldest suburb in South Africa. Our walk then takes us past the Auwal Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in South Africa, which was started by enslaved people in defiance of Dutch law, in 1794 . We stop along the way and grab a koesiester, before walking down the street with all the colourful houses. This is the most-photographed street in South Africa. We then work our way towards Cape Town’s famed spice shop, Atlas, where you will smell the heady aromas of spices used in everyday Cape Malay cooking. These are the same spices used by slaves as an expression of freedom in their masters’ kitchens.
Remarkable Hikes up Table Mountain
Experience beauty of the nature in person - take one of the less used paths, and enjoy the magic of Table Mountain in total solitude. Hiking this formidable mountain will stay long in your memory. It's beautiful, stunning, challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you are up for an adventure and exploration, this experience is definitely for you. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and hopefully meet the Table Mountain wildlife, such as cute dassies, beautiful Himalayan Tahr or even small antelopes. We'll have lunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used trails. The adventure can end at the top, where you're welcome to take Cable Car down, or we can hike down together, exploring another side of the mountain. Other things to note Transport: We'll arrange a meeting point. Decent: We can hike down, or you are welcome to take the cable car at your own expense. Languages spoken: English, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian.
Adventurous Hikes up Table Mountain
I will tailor make a unique expedition specially for you - the trail will be chosen based on your hiking experience, preference for exposure, sun or shade, etc. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and possibly meet the Table Mountain wildlife, such as cute dassies or beautiful Himalayan Tahr. We'll have lunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used paths. For Sunset hikes or dedicated group hikes please message me, and together we can design your perfect adventure. I will happily refund your money if you’re not satisfied. PS. Have more than few days in Cape Town? Join me on 3-day hiking & camping adventure in the Cederberg Mountains: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/417502 Other things to note Transport: We'll arrange a meeting point. Decent: We can hike down, or you are welcome to take the cable car at your own expense. Languages spoken: English, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Afrikaans.
Acrylic Art Workshop
Join me in a relaxing, therapeutic environment where we will paint with acrylics together. This workshop is for anyone over the age of 8 years old. Its an awesome activity to do with your kids, friends and family. I will take you step-by-step through an Abstract Kintsugi Art picture that I've chosen for everyone to paint. You do not need any experience to participate, so come excited and expectant, you are going to be amazed at the creativity released from inside of you! I teach you the basics of colour theory and some tips and tricks of my own. There will be snacks and drinks available for us to share, halaal friendly, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. As a bonus I've invited a special guest artist who will share their talent and story with us. Every workshop will have a different artist join, whether they are skilled in singing, poetry or dance! I celebrate all forms of the Arts. You are sure to leave encouraged, inspired and uplifted, with your very own masterpiece.
Taste and paint with wine in Cape Town
On arrival at the winery, you will receive a welcoming introduction and start the wine tasting to get your creative juices flowing. As you sip away and get inspired by the view of vineyards and mountains you will do a creative expression exercise followed by a step by step session of creating your own artwork in red wine. We tend to adapt our sessions and subject matter according to the interest and creative ability of the guest. This experience is perfect for a social group activity be it for team building, birthdays or even a bachelorette. At the end of the session, you may take your artworks home as souvenirs. Duration: 2h-2h30min I suggest using Uber or a taxi service to transport you to and from the Winery as wine goes quicker to our heads than we think. Other things to note My times & dates are flexible. Please request other dates & times more suitable. Bring extra cash along in case you would like to purchase anything else from the winery such as food or a bottle of wine
Your own photo shoot in Bo-Kaap!
Myself or my Co-Hosts professional photographer Terrence will be your photographer of the day! We will meet at The Bo Kaap Deli 114 church street where neighbours of Bo Kaap and all around Cape Town meets for delicious food and drinks! After an introduction, we will take you through the most pretty and picturesque streets of the neighbourhood taking pictures of you! This experience is for everyone that's is interested in doing something different and creating memories while having fun ! We will create pics of you and will send you the best ones (between 35 and 50), professionally edited in high resolution. You will receive the edited photos in three days via a link from which you will be able to download them and ready for you to share with family and friends. We will also do one photo of you with a Polaroid camera that you will be able to take right away ! This experience is is great for individuals as well as friends, families and couples. It's the best way for you to get good quality photos in a fun way :)! *No outfits change allowed unless you book a private photoshoot option while booking on the platform* You will meet other participants during the experience as it is up to 4participants (Unless you also book the Private photoshoot option :))
Remarkable Sunrise Hike up Table Mountain
Welcome the day with a Sunrise on the Mountain. Draw the energy from the nature and enjoy the stunning view of the Mother City waking up in the morning. We will take one of the less used paths, and enjoy the magic of the Cape Town mountains in total solitude. Our Sunrise Hike will stay long in your memory. It will be beautiful, stunning, challenging and rewarding at the same time. If you are up for an adventure and exploration, this experience is definitely for you. Along the way, you will be introduced to the most concentrated and diverse floral kingdom in the world and hopefully meet the local wildlife, such as cute dassies, beautiful Himalayan Tahr or even small antelopes. We'll have brunch in a stunning spot with a view over the Mother City far from the crowded commonly used trails. The adventure can end at the top, where you're welcome to take Cable Car down (Table Mountain), or we can hike down together, exploring another side of the mountain. This hike can be customised to hike Table Mountain, Lion's Head or Devil's Peak, depending on your preferences!
Cape Trails
We will go on an adventure together;) Firstly we will meet at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens and take a short stroll through the premises to the start of our hiking trail. The hike is called Skeleton Gorge and it is a stunning uphill climb through a dense, indigenous afromontaine forest which provides great shelter from the hot sun, typical souther westerly winds or even cold weather. The hike is rated intermediate. There are some ladders to climb and rocky bits to navigate, but they are safe and manageable for the average fit person. At the top we will be greeted by the Hely Hutchinson Dam and a sandy 'beach' area. Gorgeous views of the False Bay will distract you from your hard working legs and getting to the top. At the top we will have a lunch picnic;) YAY This picnic will be catered for by myself (a part-time chef) and will include wholesome and nourishing foods and drinks. After the lunch we will head a different way down, called Nursery Ravine. This is also a dense forest area and leads us back to Kirstenbosch Gardens to end our day. This adventure is ideal for couples or friends for small groups. No more than 4 pax.
Learn the Art of Braai with a Local Pitmaster
The Group Experience price includes 2 persons. With the help of your local pitmaster, you’ll discover the unique flavours of local braaing, new grilling techniques while learning about our culture and what makes braaing such a popular activity amongst the locals. This iconic South African activity is a succulent feast of Boerewors, Chicken, Angus Steak, Potjie Kos, Karoo Lamb, Braai Broodkies, Fresh Garden Salad. With just the right balance of ingredients, guests can taste the delicious flavours of basil, garlic cloves, olive oil, parmesan cheese through the mild and zesty glaze of Thai chillies and pure honey. Marinated overnight and sizzled on a hot braai grill until golden brown, cooking this dish is half the fun. All meals are paired with complementing local beers, wine and sodas. Guests are welcomed to bring their own Alcohol or Drinking preferences. This experiences is strictly suited for Hardcore Carnivores.
Hike Table Mountain with a Professional Mountain Guide
Table Mountain is home to some of the most spectacular hiking in the whole of Cape Town & South Africa. It's one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and with us you'll be able to enjoy a beautiful and holistic hiking experience and see it's beauty for yourself. We love to take guests on some of Table Mountain's more beautiful, iconic and secret routes and we tailor the route depending on what kind of experience you're after. Platteklip Gorge, Kasteelspoort, India Venster and Skeleton Gorge are our main routes up Table Mountain. On the way you'll be able to enjoy a mixture of hiking, rock scrambling, some height exposure and insanely beautiful views of Camps Bay, Robben Island, the city centre and the Atlantic Ocean. We always ensure there is ample time for photography, flower and wildlife observation, and simply being quiet and still in nature. Cohesion and community are also very important factors when hiking in a group and a big effort is made by your guide to promote good vibes between guests. We love to see numbers swapped and guests hanging out after tour. Once we reach the summit there'll be time for photos and some time to relax, after which we'll head to the cable car station to head down having had an amazing outdoors experience in one of the most beautiful city's on earth. Note: the duration depends on the route: generally it takes between 3 & 5 hours.
Need a photographer/tour guide
We will meet in cbd Cape Town Kloof street and start our day with a coffee (on me of course) before we visit your top 3 chosen locations. I suggest a trip up Table Mountain(if weather permitted), De Waterkant for colourful views and Campsbay for a bit of a beach shoot! I am happy to change any of the locations to locations or activities (from stand up paddling to hiking) of your choice as there is so much to see and do and everybody's interests is different. We finalise and tailor your experience beforehand. we can also go an evening of pub crawling or hiking trails ( my favourite) Great photo opportunities at all the venues and I will also assist with different angles to ensure the best images to created lifelong memories. You will learn about the city, it's people, the area and also receive some tips on taking pictures if you want! I grew up in this city and there is nothing better to experience the city through a local's lens! You will receive amazingly styled images of yourself in the best locations of your choice as discussed beforehand or of your activity of your choice. Im happy to help you with your photography skills as well. If your destination is out of the city like cape point or wine tour (since im a trained winemaker) the price will change due to driving distance - but im flexible just enquire as to what you need Other things to note I provide transportation & morning coffee Guests will cover their own lunch and entrance fees depending location From experience, I will ensure total safety in Cape Town. Uber is safe and plenty