Customised Hiking and Climbing Tours

Cape Holiday Tours

Customised Hiking and Climbing Tours

Below are some examples of customized tours we have prepared for clients, who have visited South Africa. Each tour can be tailored to your needs. The tours listed are only guidelines and intended to give you an idea of what can be done in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Cape Town Day Hikes – 3 Days

  • Day 1
    Cape Point National Park. Drive to the southwestern most point of Africa and hike down to Dias Beach below the imposing cliffs at Cape Point.
  • Day 2
    Hike one of the many routes to the summit of Table Mountain for a 360 degree view of Cape Town, its surrounding beaches, the Cape Peninsular and the Overberg. Descend an alternate route for a change of perspective.
  • Day 3 
    A drive out through the Winelands of Stellenbosch brings you to the beautiful Jonkershoek Valley for a panoramic hike past peaks and waterfalls. Possible wine tasting en route!

Included: Transport, entrance fees, and guide.
Difficulty: All levels.

Cederberg Trek – 3 Days

  • Day 1
    An early start and a 3.5 hour drive north brings us to the base of Tafelberg, the second highest point in the Cederberg Wilderness. From the car it is a 7km hike with 1000m elevation gain to the 5star Spout Cave just below the summit. Drop your pack and bag the summit to see the fantastic rock formations and panoramic views. Return to the cave for sundowners on the Sun Deck and a well-earned meal. Enjoy the coziness of a dry, wind sheltered and well kept cave, and more stars than you can count.
  • Day 2 
    After breakfast we shoulder our packs and follow the ridge south to Gabriel’s Pass where a short climb brings us to the Wolfberg Ridge. Lunch at the Wolfberg Arch is followed by the final traverse of Wolfberg and a specatular descent through the Wolfberg Cracks to the Suntdrift Campsite with hot showers and a proper South African braai or pojtiekos by a camp fire.
  • Day 3
    A day of rest including short walks, swimming, San Rock paintings, wine tasting or general lazing about. Depart for Cape Town late afternoon.

Included: Transport, food, accomodations, permits and guide.
Difficulty: High (or a very good sense of humour)

South African Sport Climbing

Day 1
As a warm up, a full day of sport climbing in the Cape Town vicinity is planned according to weather, grade preference and group size. Sample the many forms of Table Mountain Sandstone the Cape Peninsular has to offer and its many challenges for the keen climber. Choose from short beginner friendly crags to steep overhanging caves to cliffs with enough variety for the whole family. Approach hikes are minimal and the settings are all beautiful.

Day 2
Pack your bags because we’re heading off early for the far side of the Overberg. En route, we can choose some multi-pitch granite slab climbingon the Paarl Rock massif or spend a few hours tagging routes in the awesome setting of du Toits Kloof with towering mountains above you. We continue our journey and arrive at De Bos Farm in Montague in time for dinner. Choose from camping, dormitory, or chalet accommodation.

Day 3 – 4
While you could a spend months here, we will need at least two days to enjoy the quartzite kloofs of Montague, boasting over 600 climbs of all grades, from single to 6 pitches in length. The approach walks are easy, the rock is highly featured and the crags are picnic friendly. End the day with a dip in the Montague Hot Springs and dinner in town.

Day 5
We hope you saved some energy because next on our list is the limestone crags in Oudtshoorn, just a couple of hours to the East. The huge main crag is taller than all of its routes, steeply overhanging and filled with fantastic features like stalactites, tuffas and in-cut pockets. The accommodation is a short walk from the climbing and includes swimming pools and options to suit your budget and preference. Oudtshoorn is famous for Ostrich burgers so make sure you taste one!

Day 6
Send that last project in the morning before we head back to Cape Town. The return drive can take a number of routes depending on your schedule and whether you are interested in a side trip to the beautiful Garden Route.

Included in this trip: Guide, transportation and accommodation*

Difficulty: All levels available but a moderate level of climbing ability will greatly enhance your experience especially in Oudtshoorn. So start training now!

* Outside Cape Town.

Classic Cape Climbs

Day 1
As a warm up, a full day of sport climbing in the Cape Town vicinity is planned according to weather, grade preference and group size. Sample the many forms of Table Mountain Sandstone the Cape Peninsular has to offer and its many challenges for the keen climber. Choose from short beginner friendly crags to steep overhanging caves to cliffs with enough variety for the whole family. Approach hikes are minimal and the settings are all beautiful.

Day 2
Wake early for the steep climb up “India Venster Path” directly below the Cable Car or opt for the easy Cable Car ride. From Fountain Ledge high above Camps Bay, cast off into some of the worlds best rock at any grade. This is trad climbing at its best with friendly rock, wild exposure and spectacular views of the Mother City and the Cape Peninsular. There’s usually time for two 3 pitch climbs before the sun sinks into the Atlantic.

Day 3
Pack your bags for the 3.5 hour drive to the Cederberg Wilderness. We arrive at Sundrift Campsite/Chalets late that morning and head out for an afternoon climb. Choose from sport or multi-pitch climbing on desert worn orange sandstone. It’s rock solid climbing in one South Africa’s most beautiful settings. The day ends with a South African style braai and Cederberg wine.

Day 4
The next day is dedicated to some of the best multi-pitch trad climbing South Africa has to offer. The classic “Energy Crisis” ’20’ for example, is 6 perfect pitches of clean cracks, rails and an airy traverse to get the adrenaline going. Grades vary but the quality of climbing at Wolfberg is always top notch.

Day 5
Our final day in the Cederberg offers a choice of sport climbing, hiking, San rock paintings, or swimming and sunbathing all day long. Pack up late afternoon and head back to Cape Town.

Included: Guide, transportation, permits, food* and accommodation.*

Difficulty: All levels but a head for heights is essential.

* Outside Cape Town only.

Interesting facts about the Western Cape

Over 7 700 plant species are found in fynbos, an astonishing number for such a small area. Of these roughly 70% are endemic to the area – that is, they are found nowhere else in the world.