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Hoerikwaggo Trail: 5 Days

Duration: 5 days


Hike from Table Mountain to Cape Point on this exclusive Hoerikwaggo trail in Cape Town Hike in conjunction with SANParks, this is the only Table Mountain to Cape Point Hike like this (87.9km).


5 day Hoerikwaggo Trail


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This tour is for all the adventurous and energetic travellers out there. Table Mountain has many beautiful footpaths and with one of our qualified mountain guides you can be assured of an excellent and safe adventure. Join us on the only organised 5-day hike from Cape Town all the way to the most southwestern tip of the African continent, while your accommodation, meals and luggage are all taken care of! Guests will be staying in permanent tented camps & chalets, exclusive to this hike, on top of the mountain and other places of interest (Cape Town, Kommetjie & Simonstown). This Hoerikwaggo Trial has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 12 hikers at a time


Highlights:
Table Mountain, Hout Bay, Silvermine, Kommetjie, Simonstown, Cape Point


Departure Dates 2010:
Departs every Sunday from Cape Town


Included in the price:
Accommodation, meals and entrance fees as per itinerary, tea/coffee with the meals, 4L of water per person per day, qualified local hiking guides, porters and transport, where necessary


Not included in the price:
Flights and airport taxes, pre- and post-tour arrangements, all other drinks, items of personal nature, gratuities, travel insurance and visa fees 


TOTAL LENGTH: 87.9km

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Day 1 (Sunday):  Cape Town – Orange Kloof Forest            BLD
After an early breakfast you will be met by your local guides.  We then take a short drive to the foot of Table Mountain and begin our adventure up Platteklip (flat stone) Gorge to the upper cable station.  From here, we make our way towards the coastal town of Hout Bay and arrive at our destination in the late afternoon.  We overnight in a picturesque, tented camp nestled in the ancient Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof. The camp was built using alien wood sourced from within the Park and embraces the philosophy of “touching the earth lightly”. Relax in style and comfort, enjoy a hot shower, an open fire and the overwhelming silence of the restricted Orange Kloof forest.
Distance:   18.4 km (+/- 8 to 9 hours walk)

Day 2 (Monday):  Orange Kloof Forest - Silvermine            BLD
After a peaceful night at the Disa River, we head off after breakfast through abundant fauna and flora, that will sooth and charm your soul, to traverse the Constantiaberg and Vlakkeberg with maginificent views over the Cape Peninsula.  We arrive at our camp in the afternoon to relax and enjoy our evening meal together.  We spend the night at Sivermine Tented Camp, overlooking False Bay.
Distance:   17.5 km (+/- 7 to 8 hours walk)

Day 3 (Tuesday):  Silvermine – Kommetjie              BLD
After a hearty breakfast we make our way up Chapmans Peak, which offers magnificent views from Table Mountain to Cape Point, down to Noordhoek beach.  The remainder of the day is spent walking along the beach with the fresh smell of the ocean sharpening your senses.  Be on the lookout for Oystercatchers, Otters, as well as whales and dolphins.  We head all the way to Kommetjie, where we spend the night.
Distance:   18 km (+/- 8 to 9 hours walk)

Day 4 (Wednesday):  Kommetjie – Simonstown             BL
From Kommetjie we make our way to the Old Wireless Station and hike up Slankop via Grootkop and eventually arrive at Signal School in the afternoon.  Once we’ve rested a bit we make our way to the naval village of Simonstown, where we spend the night.
Distance:   17 km (+/- 7 to 8 hours walk)

Day 5 (Thursday):  Simonstown – Cape Point - Cape Town     B
After we have enjoyed our breakfast together, we drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.  From the entrance gate of the reserve we hike along through fabulous fynbos landscapes all the way to Cape Point.  We pass along picturesque beaches like Bordjiesdrif, Buffels bay and Rooikrans and we will also see the Da Gama Cross from a distance.  At Cape Point our adventure comes to an end and we drive back to your hotel in Cape Town.
Distance:   17 km (+/- 7 to 8 hours walk)