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The need to start early!

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Now we are in the full swing of summer it is imperative to start hiking up Table Mountain early - by early I mean 6.00a.m. or before. It is  light at 5.00a.m.  It is possible to depart at this time and as a reward depending on your route you may ...

Plastic waste and our new policy at Table Mountain Walks

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

For the last 21 years we have provided bottled water for all our clients hiking up Table Mountain. Many clients do supply their own water but we always have had additional bottled water on hand for those who don't and for those who haven't sufficient particularly for longer hikes. However with ...

Back from Vietnam and Laos

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

I decided to take a break from the Cape winter and headed to South East Asia to meet up with some friends and also to hike Fansipan, the highest  mountain in Indochina.  Having already spent quite a lot of time in this area, the heat and humidity was still  overwhelming ...

Hiking in winter – or is it summer!?

Friday, May 5th, 2017

April must have been one of the warmest on record in Cape Town with temperatures around 30C on many days. The trend seems to be continuing in May with temperatures still well above average. So not matter what time of the year you're planning to be here to hike Table ...

We are 21 years old!

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

This month we celebrate 21 years of operating guided hikes on Table Mountain. Little did I think in 1997 that my initial thoughts of starting this business would grow into my full time profession for 21 years - and still going strong.! I am lucky to have some great guides ...

Hiking Table Mountain – when it’s hot!

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

December, January and February are the hottest months in the Cape and some overseas visitors don't realise that an early start is essential for a safe and easier hike to the top of Table Mountain.  I see visitors starting at 10.30a.m. and even 12.00p.m. at the hottest time of the ...

Back soon to Table Mountain

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Its been a long stay away for me in Europe, luckily escaping the Cape Town winter - however compared to a northern European summer its definitely a lot more sunnier there!  I look forward to seeing Table Mountain again and of course ascending on a regular basis. I was fortunate to ...

Away on holiday!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Winter is the time I usually take my annual leave and escape the Cape winter - even though it really isnt that bad and doesnt compare to winters in northern Europe.  There is no snow!  It has been known for there to be a little snow on the top of ...

What to take – winter and summer

Monday, May 16th, 2016

For those who are not experienced hikers and those not knowing what conditions to expect on Table Mountain you may need some advice on how to dress and what to take with you. In summer conditions can be very variable  - some days you’ll need no more than a T shirt ...

How fit do I need to be?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Many people underestimate Table Mountain and what the walk up entails and the terrain. For a fit, active person it normally poses no problem.  All the routes are steep and stepped - and its the steps that some people find difficult especially as they are high and the terrain is ...