DAY HIKES

Complimentary Hikes

Check in at 8am

15 min Gratitude round and setting of intention

1-2pm: 15min Closing round

INDIA VENSTER

India Venster is one of the most beautiful and exciting hiking routes up Table Mountain. Yes, it is a tricky one with quite a bit of scrambling. It is recommended that you are in relatively good shape to do India Venster. This of course does not mean you have to be a top athlete, but India Venster will put level of fitness to the test – just bear that in mind.

Trail distance: 2.9km

Estimated time: 2 to 4 hours 

Difficulty: Difficult

Starting time: 08:00

SKELETON GORGE

A Table Mountain classic. Follows a lush ravine through indigenous jungle before emerging onto shrub-covered slopes to eventually gain the highest point on the mountain. A short detour along the way leads to a 'beach' at the historic Table Mountain reservoirs.

 

Trail distance: 4.7km

Estimated time: 5 hours

Difficulty: Difficult

Starting time: 08:00

TABLE MOUNTAIN

Hike on Table Mountain and you'll be rewarded with a good workout, an exceptional view (if the weather plays along) and bragging rights to say you conquered one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. That said, a hike up Table Mountain should not be underestimated. The weather changes quickly and it's a steep climb. As locals we are passionate about our mountain - let us share it's wonders with you.

JONKERSHOEK

The beautiful Jonkershoek Nature Reserve lies in the Jonkershoek Valley just above Stellenbosch. Surrounded by the magnificent Jonkershoek Mountains, part of the Boland mountain range, this is the place for wonderful hikes within their peaks and never-ending kloofs.

PANORAMIC ROUTE

Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is a hiker’s paradise, with many trail options, including the ever popular Tweede Waterval walk. However, the crown jewel is without a doubt the Panorama Circuit which truly lives up to its name with jaw dropping views around every corner and a brilliantly laid out and varied trail.

 

Trail distance:17km

Estimated time: 6 hours

Difficulty: moderate 

Starting time: 08:00

TWEEDE WATERVAL

This is an easy ramble along the Eerste River, past Eerste Waterval, followed by a steep climb along a gorge to the foot of Tweede Waterval. The dangerous ascent to this waterfall is closed. Please note the path is slippery when wet. Bring a swimming costume with you.

 

Trail distance:6.4km

Estimated time: 2 hours

Difficulty: easy

Starting time: 08:00

PREPARING FOR YOUR HIKE

Always take waterproof clothing, even in mid-summer, and wear walking shoes or hiking boots.

Wear a hat or cap and sun block in summer. Weather changes rapidly.

Always take enough water, especially in summer, and food in case of a delay.

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