Things To Do in Cape PointHoerikwaggo Hike
Where? This trail leaves Cape Town to head up Table Mountain along its many footpaths in the company of qualified mountain guides.
When? Booking is essential.
How? Call +27 (0)21 683-7826
How much? Price on request
Start: Cape Town
Finish: Cape Point
Duration: 87.9 km, 5 days
Our tip: you can opt for shorter Hoerikwaggo trails if the full 5-day adventure is too long or heavy going
This organised, slackpack hike leaves Cape Town to head up Table Mountain along its many footpaths in the company of qualified mountain guides. All of the tented camps were built exclusively for the Hoerikwaggo trail, with an emphasis on 'touching the earth lightly'.
Cape Town to Orange Kloof Forest – 18.4 km (roughly 8 hours) - head up Platteklip Gorge to the upper cable station. Then make your way across to the coastal town of Hout Bay, overnighting in the tented camp of Orange Kloof, built using alien wood.
Orange Kloof forest to Silvermine – 17.5 km (roughly 7 hours) – traverse the Constantiaberg and Vlakkeberg with views out over the Cape Peninsula, arriving at the Silvermine Tented Camp overlooking False Bay.
Silvermine to Kommetjie – 18 km (roughly 8 hours) – a hike up Chapmans Peak then heads down to Noordhoek beach, which connects to Kommetjie.
Kommetjie to Simonstown – 17 km (roughly 7 hours) – head to the Old Wireless Station and hike up Slngkop via Grootkoop, arriving at Signal School and Simonstown in the afternoon. Overnight in the naval village of Simonstown.
Simonstown to Cape Point – 17 km (roughly 7 hours) – drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve entrance gate from which you hike all the way to Cape Point, passing beaches like bordjiesdrif, Buffels bay and Rooikrans.
You are driven back to Cape Town.