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“It was exciting!”

Hike Table Mountain
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Owner description: Hike Table Mountain is an owner-operated mountain guiding business specializing in hikes and climbs on Table Mountain and around Cape Point. A passion for nature and mountains coupled with a commitment to service excellence lies at the heartbeat of what we do, ensuring you get the ultimate mountain experience. Run by qualified, accredited, attentive and highly-experienced mountain guides. All hikes and climbs are customized to suit your level of fitness and sense of adventure. We are the only guiding company offering hikes up all routes on Table Mountain. Whether you are a first-time hiker or seasoned trekker, adrenalin junky or nature lover, we make sure you get the experience you are looking for.
Maastricht
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“It was exciting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

We hiked the India Venster with Riaan in a group of 6 people. Riaan was great. He made everyone feel comfortable during the whole hike, helped in tricky areas and gave lots of information about the flowers and plants on Table Mountain. My friend is afraid of heights but it was no issue thanks to Riaan and how he managed to take away any fears, that was fantastic. Shall we go to Cape Town again for sure we will do another hike with him!

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Singapore, Singapore
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“Riaan is your go to guide on Table Mountain ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Oct 2013

A group of 4-5 of us went on a hike up Table Mountain with Riaan via the Blinkwater Ravine. Some of us were not great with heights and exposure and for a couple of us, it was our first serious hike. Either way, Riaan got all of us safely up the top of the table. We felt comfortable and in good hands at every stage of the 7hr hike.

Riaan is extremely knowledgable. He is a historian, comedian, botanist, photographer and safety instructor all in one. We enjoyed our first hike so much so that we went on a second one with him via Indian Venster, two days after Blinkwater Ravine. Both experiences were fantastic.

If you want to hike table mountain, Riaan's definitely your man!

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“A must hike in Cape Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Riaan knows the mountain in and out and up and down and you fell completely safe no matter how steap or how close to the edge the hike takes you. Together with two other hikers I did the more challening Hiddingh-Ascension route and with his calm nature Riaan lead us to the top facing and overcoming our different challenges while enjoying fantastic scenary and places where man rarely sets foot. This was really an amazing experience and not only a travel deep into the mountain but also into myself. If you are up for an adventure, trust me, it doesn't get better than this. Many thanks Riaan, I will never forget it.

Visited October 2013
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“Memorable experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had a great time hiking table mountain with Riann, it was our first hiking experience, and one we'll never forget! We were collected from our hotel at 6.30am on our agreed date, and started hiking the India Venster route around 7am, with 2 other couples. I was very sceptical during the hike due be being afraid of heights, but Riaan helped me over come my fear and feel at ease with what I was doing. We found that Riaan was very passionate about his job, providing us with history of the mountain as well as information about mountain wildlife and native flower, Making many jokes along the way, adding humour to our hike and making us all feel comfortable. The hike took us just over 4 hours to complete, with Riaan being a helpful, enthusiastic guide from beginning to end. After we had completed the hike we were contemplating contacting Riaan to ask to do it for a second time, but due to other excursions we had already booked we didn't have enough time, if we're ever in cape town again, hiking table mountain with Riaan will be first on our agenda, Definitely recommend this man and his passion for hiking!!

Visited September 2013
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“Grotto fountain cairn traverse hike up table mountain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Had a great adventure hiking the grotto fountain cairn traverse route up table mountain with Riaan. If you are an adrenaline junkie and love rock scrambling this is the hike for you. Just make sure you are ok with heights and have no problem hiking along a narrow ledge (and sometimes very narrow) for 2 or 3 hours. We went on a good weather day and the views all around were amazing. Riaan is a great guide. Always providing tips on how to safely hike this route and also setting up safety ropes for the more tricky rock scrambling sections. Really was an awesome experience. If interested, be sure to search the web for some pictures of this hike so you are sure you will be comfortable with the narrow sections.

Visited September 2013
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