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“History, culture and a view of note....”

Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail
Cape Town
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“History, culture and a view of note....”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

If you have a few days to invest in a walking trail, make this one your chioce during your time in Cape Town. It's the diversity that appeals to me. Table Mountain is iconic and a " must do " so to do this by foot and in the company of well trained & educated guides is a real great way to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of this region. Overnight spots are places to sit & take in the scenic beauty and revolve around the basics but more than adequate. You will need a certain degree of fitness but not an athlete to complete this trail.

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Noordhoek, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nature from Silvermine Nature Reserve”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

The natural stay over accommodation and the Rangers knowledge

Thank Leon8888
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cape town, south africa
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114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great rail walks”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

There are great trail walks up and around the mt. You can start from Kirstenbosch gardens, or Constantia neck.

Thank blanche62
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“One of the world's most beautiful hikes”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Incredible. The scenery of this area defies belief, an incredible combination of unique and spectacular mountains, and ludicrously blue sea. Couple the Fynbos Floral Kingdom to this, and it's a world-must-do. Astonishing.

2 Thank Alexander T
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Cape Town
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Trail of natural and cultural wonders in the heart of the city”
Reviewed April 19, 2009

This overnight hike in the Table Mountain National Park was a wonderful way to experience the mountains and nature of Cape Town, the close proximity of which is one of the unique qualities of the city. We hiked from Silvermine across to the Hout Bay side, through gorgeous fynbos vegetation, which were a multi-hued carpet of green. The view as we descended was of deep blue ocean crashing against the rocks and wheeling sea birds if you lifted your head, or orange and brown rocks and a variety of small flowering shrubs if you watched your feet. We spent the night in the Orange Kloof tented camp where our bags had been delivered. The camps have a rustic charm but are very comfortable, with beds, hot showers and a fully equipped kitchen. Our group had brought a spectacular feast which we prepared on the open fire which was laid by our two guides. Our spirits were somewhat dampened by the pouring rain the next morning, and the news that the cable car was not running which had been our intended end point, but the guides assured us that the Disa gorge was still awaiting us and an alternative endpoint had been arranged. The gorge was created by the Disa River, and is one of the few remaining tracts of afro-montain vegetation in the world. Large trees with shiny green leaves, yellowwoods with spiky green leaves and occasional banks of flowering king protea shrubs. The sounds of the birds calling and the running water made it difficult to remember that we were in the middle of a metropolis.The guides were diligent and well informed about the trails, the history of the area and the plants. A true restorative experience for body and spirit.

Thank Jaffaty
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