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 day and in the full sun. This is foolish and every year people are rescued and suffer from dehydration and heat exhaustion as a result.
So please when I say you’ll be picked up at 6.00a.m this is necessary for your own safety so don’t suggest 8.30a.m. as the time you would prefer! I don’t accept bookings at these times during the summer months. We do get temperatures of well over 30C on some days and hiking up Table Mountain is a strenuous exercise. It would be foolish to make it more difficult if not dangerous for yourself and take up the offer of an early start and have a great experience of Table Mountain – for sure one you wont forget!