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2 Days Walking tour itinerary for Cape Town & Table Mountain National Park: Spend A Night Under The Stars On Top Of Table Mountain

Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park

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Feel what it is like to have the dual reality of being in wild and seeing a vibrant and fascinatingly diverse city right below you. Explore the top of Table Mountain, picnic in the sun, hot chocolate in a cave, and watch the sun set over the city. When all other people need to be off the mountain, we stay on,  make our way to a beautiful stone cottage, light a fire, and spend the night under the stars, high above it all.

DAY 01

Tour itinerary

Walk up and around Table Mountain - from easy to challenging. The recommended walk is along the base of the mountain and up via a lesser known ravine. 

  • Morning start: Summer - 7:30 am: Winter 9 am.

  • Walk takes about 3 hours at a gentle pace.

  • Exploration of unknown parts of the back table, hot chocolate on a ledge overlooking the city and picnic lunch in a hidden cave.

  • Make your way to the old stone hut on the top of the mountain and head to a nearby lookout rock to watch the sunset.

  • Enjoy the spectacular view and relax – you can see from the southern suburbs towards Stellenbosch and False Bay, and below the city lights

  • Make a fire in the hut and dinner under the stars, falling asleep to the croaks of frogs in a nearby stream, far above the city below.


DAY 02

back into the city

  • Breakfast on the top of Table Mountain, while watching the sun rise over False Bay 

  • Return to the city below, as we make our way down the mountain.


  • 6400 ZAR Per Adult (* includes permit, accommodation with crisp sheets and towels, lunch, dinner, breakfast, hot shower in the Table Mountain cottage on the top)
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    Hiking table Mountain

  • Guided walk with a local who knows the history of Cape Town,  giving explanations of local life, animal tracking, learning about bird language, medicinal plants, and natural navigation skills. (English and French spoken)

  • Visit the beautiful Table Mountain reservoirs

  • Hot chocolate in the shelter of old hidden yellow wood trees with unbelievable views of Robben island and Cape Town city below.

  • Maps to get an understanding of the area

  • Delicious picnic lunch.

  • Permits

  • Accommodation

  • Star-gazing

  • Bird-watching

  • Braai (South African speak for barbecue)

  • Hot showers in the cottage

  • All beds are fitted with fresh linen and towels are provided

  • Overnight accommodation on Table Mountain




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    Overnight bags portered up to cottage (so you don't have to carry them - R220 per bag)


  • Backpacks can be rented. Please request this, if necessary. This is only for the day hiking - as overnight bags are portered to the cottage at the top.

  • All dietary requirements catered for.

  • Cable car is not included in the price, but is an option. Available on request only, as this experience is focused on exploring places on foot. 

Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park

Nature
Nature Tour
Astronomy
Astronomy Tour
Walking
Walking Tour
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Contributed By

Jess Tyrrell

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ZAR 6400
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