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Spring hiking on Table Mountain

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

As winter is now coming to an end we look forward to the warmer and longer days of springtime but mostly without the heat of summer.  Its an ideal time to hike ! The streams on Table Mountain are running strongly after the winter rains (not yet over) and more flowers ...

Hiking Table Mountain in winter

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Contrary to what one might think hiking Table Mountain in the winter months can be the ideal time.  Of course with the drought we are all wishing for lots of rain to fall this winter but there are still many good - perfect - days when there is lots of ...

Hiking in the snow (in Ireland)

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I recently had a very different experience hiking  - not Table Mountain this time but in the Dublin Mountains in the aftermath of the "Beast from the East" and storm Emma.  On this expedition instead of the many rock steps found on all Table Mountain routes it was deep snow ...

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 ...