View across Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak for the Biking in Cape Town

Hiking in Cape Town

The hiking opportunities around Cape Town are truly sensational and we can tailor make the ideal hike for you whatever your age or fitness level.

Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular hikes is up Table Mountain.  One of our experienced guides can take you on a full day hike from the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens up to Maclear’s Beacon.  The route takes you up Skeleton Gorge overlooking Kirstenbosch Gardens and on to the top of Table Mountain. From there you continue to Maclear’s Beacon (the highest point on the mountain). Finally, you traverse the cliffs of the mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town before descending down Platteklip Gorge into Cape Town.  The expedition takes approx 7 hours, including a lunch break.

This is just one example of what we can offer you during your stay in the Cape.  There are also further fantastic walking and hiking opportunities a little further inland at Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Our local team can include any outdoor activities within your holiday itinerary.

Recommended hotels

Guided hiking excursions can be organised while you’re staying at any of these hotels.

Llandudno Beach Villa pool deck banner image

A 5-star ultra luxurious villa nestling on the slopes of the prestigious coastal suburb of Llandudno, with uninterrupted views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and...

Steenberg Hotel (Barn) - Reception building south africa

One of the oldest residences in the Cape has become a superb hotel.  Feels like a country club, with a boutique luxury hotel, a fine...

Exterior at the Dock House South Africa

The Dock House is our favourite small 5-star boutique hotel situated in the V&A Waterfront, set against the backdrop of Table Mountain. Unlike the large hotels...

Exterior view of Cape Grace Hotel South Africa

For those who enjoy the services and facilities of a larger hotel, the Cape Grace is one of the best 5-star hotels in Cape Town. ...

The Marly Camps Bay South Africa

Contemporary 5* boutique hotel with just 11 suites, overlooking Camps Bay, one of the Cape's most famous and beautiful beaches. The Marly sits snugly between the...

Lounge at Welgelegen Guesthouse South Africa

A charming and delightfully unpretentious 13 bedroom boutique guesthouse, well known for its warm hospitality and friendly service.  A great urban sanctuary, located in the...


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Mountain Biking in Cape Town

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Road Biking in Cape Town

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Yoga in Cape Town

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