Yesterday (13 Feb 2013) 2 seperate groups of tourists were airlifted from Table Mountain suffering from dehydration. Thank heavens no one was seriously ill and all were released from hospital the same day. However this is not an unusual day for the mountain rescue here. If you are in Cape Town and would to hike on Table Mountain please please don’t underestimate her. Although a relatively small mountain (1085m) the surface area of the mountain is 56km sq. This means there are a myriad of paths with some wonderful hiking, but you do need to be prepared.

Some basic safety rules are;

  • Never hike alone
  • Ensure someone in the party knows the route
  • Ensure you have enough water. During the Cape summer this means at least 2 litres of water per person.
  • Wear a hat and sunblock
  • Start hiking early in the morning
  • Take a windbreaker as the weather can change suddenly

A hike on Table Mountain should be the highlight of your holiday to South Africa. The views, the fynbos, the variety of path. All these factors add up to offer some absolutely wonderful walking that rate as some of the best in the world.

Give Ridgway Ramblers a call and let us show you around Table Mountain. We will choose a path suitable to the conditions of the day, carry extra water, sunblock and sunhats.

All you have to do is relax and enjoy the hike