Day Hikes

Crystal Pools Hike

from R750 per adventurer

Crystal Pools is situated just outside Gordonsbay in the fynbos-laden mountains of the Kogelberg Biosphere, one of the riches areas of fynbos in the Western Cape and home to one of the world’s six Floral Kingdoms. The guided hike follows the Palmiet River up the rocky Steenbras River Gorge with a series of deep, natural rock pools. These pools are fed by waterfalls whose origin lies in the Hottentots Holland Mountains. Hiking, kloofing, scrambling, jumping and swimming in the freshwater crystal pools makes this our most popular exhilarating adventure induced hike.

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Departures

  • Daily departures from November-April

  • Closed May-October due to winter rainfall and maintenance

    Location

  • Steenbras River, Overberg Region
  • Full day

  • 5-6 Hours, 8km hike

  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Park fees

  • Bottled water & snack bar

  • Registered qualified guide
  • Transfers, please arrange transfers to and from 47 Gypsies Backpackers, Gordons Bay

  • Snacks & refreshments
  • R750 per adventurer

  • Minimum two (2) adventurers

  • Single supplement available on request
  • India Venster Hike

    from R850 per adventurer

    India Venster is one of the most beautiful and exciting hiking routes up Table Mountain and offers the most spectacular views of the Atlantic seaboard. The trail gets its name from the shape of the ravine situated between two large rock walls, shaped like the Indian subcontinent. The hike zig-zags under the cableway for most of the way and starts off relatively easy following a fair amount of scrambling and climbing, and exposure to heights. If you are looking for a really fun route up Table Mountain that is off the beaten track and are not afraid of heights, then the India Venster route is the one for you.

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    Departures

  • Daily departures

    Location

  • Table Mountain, Cape Town
  • Full day

  • 2-4 Hours, 6.5km hike

  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Bottled water & snack bar

  • Registered qualified guide
  • Descent cableway fee

  • Transfers, can be arranged on request

  • Snacks & refreshments
  • R850 per adventurer

  • Minimum two (2) adventurers

  • Single supplement available on request
  • Riviersonderend Hike

    from R500 per adventurer

    Kloofing, also knows as canyoning involves following a water course thought the mountains and can including hiking, climbing, scrambling and jumping into pools of cool Cape mountain water. Riviersonderend hike and kloofing provides the seasoned adventurer the chance to hike amongst the colourful fynbos of the reserve which is part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site. The 12km circular route starts with a jeep track through jaw-dropping landscapes to where you will start the hike. The trail is very popular amongst adventure seekers, spending most of your time swimming or floating down the narrow gorge while gazing up at the silver of sky framed by the canyon’s walls. There are no abseils but a series of opportunities to jump including two compulsory jumps.

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    Departures

  • Daily departures from November-April

  • Closed May-October due to winter rainfall and maintenance

    Location

  • Steenbras River, Overberg Region
  • Full day

  • 5-6 Hours, 8km hike

  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Park fees

  • Bottled water & snack bar

  • Registered qualified guide
  • Transfers, please arrange transfers to and from 47 Gypsies Backpackers, Gordons Bay

  • Snacks & refreshments

  • Wetsuits, can be arranged on request
  • R500 per adventurer

  • Minimum four (4) adventurers

  • Smaller groups and single supplement rates available on request
  • Lions Head Hike

    from R600 per adventurer

    Towering 669 meters above Cape Town, around 600 million years old, Lion’s Head is the distinctively shaped mountain slope sitting adjacent to the infamous Table Mountain. This easy to moderate route winds up and round Lions head with a few chains and ladders to negotiate along the way. At the summit you will enjoy a 360° panoramic view of Cape Town's City Bowl, Table Bay and the Atlantic Seaboard with its flashy neighbourhoods of Clifton and Camps Bay. This crouching lion shaped mountain with the sandstone peak as its head is undoubtedly a “must do” when visiting Cape Town.

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    Departures

  • Daily departures

    Location

  • Lions Head, Cape Town
  • Half day

  • 2-3 hours round trip hike

  • Moderate level of fitness required
  • Bottled water & snack bar

  • Registered qualified guide
  • Transfers, can be arranged on request

  • Snacks & refreshments
  • R600 per adventurer

  • Minimum two (2) adventurers

  • Single supplement available on request