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7 Hours Backpacking tour itinerary for Cape Town & Somerset West: Trek Up To The West Peak Of Helderberg

Cape Town, Somerset West

Nature
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Trekking
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Mountain Day Hikes & Excursions
Trek up to the West Peak of Helderberg

Helderberg Nature Reserve

Somerset West-South Africa

Enjoy a lovely full day mountain hike climbing the Helderberg Mountain. You will summit the majestic West Peak at 1003 m above sea level for scenic landscaped vistas. The route starts from the famous Helderberg Nature Reserve for its fabulous natural scenery and Fynbos vegetation.

DAY 01

West Peak Hike

  • Meet at the Visitor's Centre in the Helderberg Nature Reserve, shortly after 07: 30 am, when the gates open. The hike will then start from here by 07:45 am. 


Helderberg Mountain


  • The trail will lead up the mountainside, allowing much time to explore the wonderful Fynbos and views. The hike to the top of West Peak usually takes about 3 and half hours and you should be there by about 12: 30 pm.


On the way till the top

Views during the trek






Views from West Peak



  • At the top of West Peak and halfway through your hike, have some rest and enjoy your lunch.

The view from the top!


  • Afterwards, make your way down the mountain. You should be back at the Visitor's Centre latest by 16:30 hours.

  • 1800 ZAR Per Adult (* 1 guest)
  • 3000 ZAR Per Group (* 4 to 9 People )
  • All guided interpretation of the flora, fauna and Geology.

  • As a treat and included in the excursion, the South African guide(s) will carry some nice coffee and something sweet as a treat to enjoy along the way or as an addition to lunch atop the mountain. 

  • Permits/Entrance fee to the nature reserve

  • Lunch

  • It is a relatively strenuous hike.

  • Hike Requirements:

    • Proper Hiking Boots/Shoes

    • Water (minimum 1.5 litres)

    • Warm clothes/Anorak & Hat

    • Your own lunch/snacks

    • Renting of hiking equipment (contact for details)

Cape Town, Somerset West

Nature
Nature Tour
Trekking
Trekking Tour
Backpacking
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