A 4 day hike on Table Mountain

The hiking trail that runs the length of the Table Mountain Chain is called the Hoerikwaggo Trail. Each day you cover +/- 18km and overnight in one of the beautiful tented camps along the way. Tented camp is a bit of a misnomer as the accommodation provided is first class with comfortable beds, hot running water, fully equipped kitchens etc.   

There are a number of different routes you can take from camp to camp. Or, of course you can just park off in one camp and enjoy day hikes in the surrounding area. I have just returned from a 4 day hike from Scarborough beach to the cable way. In total we covered a distance of 65km and had a combination of beach and mountain walking. We chose to do the hike unsupported. ie. We carried our food and all our equipment with us which made the uphills a little bit harder but the feeling of self sufficiency and complete escape from the stresses of everyday life was fantastic.

Here are some photos of our experience:

The Kapako shipwreck

Day 1 is spent mostly hiking along the beach

Chapmans Peak

The climb up Chapmans Peak is tough, but the views are worth it!

A tented camp on Table Mountain

The tented camps offer wonderful accomodation for the weary hiker

The highest point of Table Mountain

Maclears Beacon, the highest point of Table Mountain and we've almost finished our hike


Ridgway Ramblers offer fully catered guided hikes along the Table Mountain Trail. You can choose to have full vehicle back up and only hike each day with a day pack, or carry all your own gear.