Frequently asked questions
1. Do I really need to take a guide?
Table Mountain is a surprisingly big mountain once you get to the top. It is easy to get lost especially if the clouds come down. Your guide will ensure your safety and can also take you away from the more touristy areas where you can really feel you are in a wilderness area. PLUS a guide will give you information concerning the flora, fauna, history and other interesting aspects of Table Mountain and The Cape
2. Do I need to be really fit?
There are hikes suitable for everyone on Table Mountain. You can even get the cable car to the top of the mountain, and go for a full days hike on a relatively flat area. On the other hand there are strenuous and exciting hikes for those looking for a challenge.
3. Are their dangerous animals on the mountain?
The only dangerous animal on the mountain are snakes and in 20 years of hiking your guide has seen a snake 3 times. On all occasions the snake moved out of the way without any threat. As long as you stick to the paths you will be in no danger.
4. If I get tired, can I take a quick way down?
We can select a route that finishes at the cable car. Thus you can take that down if you don’t feel like a long descent.
5. If I only have a morning free, can I make it the top of the mountain.
If you are reasonable fit, yes. There are 2 options. One an exciting scramble and one a straightforward but steep walk. Both routes take the average person 2 to 3 hours to the top. You can then get the cable car down.
6. How much water do I need?
At least a litre per person. Your guide will carry extra water if you run out.
7. I am travelling on my own. Can I book a walk with you?
Yes. For any of the Table Mountain hikes you are welcome to book as an individual at no extra charge.
For hikes that are further afield (Cape Point and The Winelands due to the travel time and cost involved I’m afraid I can only take bookings for 2 persons or charge a single supplement.