Trek Table Mountain with an adventurer

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Gervais

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We'll meet at the Lower Cable Station on Table Mountain Road—you cannot miss it. We'll start 50 meters to the right, facing the mountain, and we'll practice a light stretch as we load our snacks and water. The first 20 minutes of the hike are a real warm-up, as walking up stairs is a thigh burner. At our first break on the contour path, we'll have a chat about the history of Cape Town and South Africa—500 years in five minutes. We'll follow a lesser-known path running beneath the cable car. This hike consists of staples and chains to climb certain sections. The views on this path will allow you to capture Cape Town, the Atlantic Seaboard, and the 12 Apostles all in one photo. As we break along the way, we'll discuss the fauna and flora, and enjoy local sweet and savory snacks and fruit.
Other things to note
Please provide your own transport to the starting point. Bring comfortable walking shoes—no open-toed shoes—a hat, sunscreen, and a camera.
We'll meet at the Lower Cable Station on Table Mountain Road—you cannot miss it. We'll start 50 meters to the right, facing the mountain, and we'll practice a light stretch as we load our snacks and water. The first 20 minutes of the hike are a real warm-up, as walking up stairs is a thigh burner. At our first break on the contour path, we'll have a chat about the history of Cape Town and South Africa—500 years in five minutes. We'll follow a les…

What's included

  • Food
    Snacks
    I'll provide a trail mix and fruit— raisins and peanuts.
  • Drinks
    I'll provide cool still water to drink.

Meet your host, Gervais

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My passion lies where nature meets endurance, and in making exciting new friends. I was born in South Africa—we are a friendly breed. It's my dream to have an office outdoors, doing what I love. Having respect for oneself and having respect for the environment go hand in hand. I believe through education we can all help to preserve our natural habitat.
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From £31
/ person
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Where you'll be

Our experience will start at the Lower Cable Station on Table Mountain Road. I'll meet you at the Tourist Information Office. As we walk up the India Venster Trail, we'll view Cape Town in its entirety, the Atlantic Seaboard, and the 12 Apostles. We'll ride the cable car down to our starting point.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Nick
February 2021
The hike with Gervais was perfect. He provided loads of local knowledge about the city as we travelled to Table Mountain. Then during the hike there were laughs and photo shoots and more history! The guys knows a ton. Absolutely recommend.
Primrose
January 2021
I messaged Gervais the night before and asked if he could avail himself for the hike at 5:30 am, oh! he said yes and he was promptly on time. I enjoyed the hike, it was a good workout with all the steps and climbing, but much more, the beauty you get to see and Gervais' personality. I'm really glad I went on a hike with him, got schooled a bit aswell haha which was very nice.
I messaged Gervais the night before and asked if he could avail himself for the hike at 5:30 am, oh! he said yes and he was promptly on time. I enjoyed the hike, it was a good work…
Danie
December 2020
I had a a beautiful walk up Table Mountain under the expert guidance of Rudy. Never felt unsafe; and the weather also played along. Great value for money!
Sina
November 2018
Wir waren mit Gervais zum wandern verabredet an einem wunderschönen Tag. Das Treffen hat pünktlich und wie beschrieben geklappt. Gervais hat das Gehtempo stets nach unseren Wünschen angepasst und es war genügend Zeit für Pausen. Gervais hatte auch Getränke und Sancks dabei. Bei Kletterpartien hat Gervais uns super unterstützt und angeleitet. Auch konnte Gervais uns abseits des eigentlichen Wanderweges zu einem wunderschönen Fels mit Ausblick bringen. Ein kleiner Geheimtipp :) Die Wanderung war ein sehr tolles Erlebnis. Wunderschöne Natur und tolle Gespräche. Gervais kann sehr viel über Kapstadt berichten und ist äusserst hilfsbereit. Die Wanderung ist absolut empfehlenswert und wird uns ewig in guter Erinnerung bleiben. Vielen Dank für das tolle Erlebnis!!
Wir waren mit Gervais zum wandern verabredet an einem wunderschönen Tag. Das Treffen hat pünktlich und wie beschrieben geklappt. Gervais hat das Gehtempo stets nach unseren Wünsche…
Pankaj
October 2018
Gervais is an amazing guide who will show you what going using the normal track will not. He will stop at places where you can take really nice photographs. The track has breathtaking views and he will also provide decent snacks to keep you going. Totally worth it.
Gervais is an amazing guide who will show you what going using the normal track will not. He will stop at places where you can take really nice photographs. The track has breathtak…
Wenayan
October 2018
Gervais is a great host who shows you some of the most spectacular views of Cape Town through beautiful Table Mountain. I would highly recommend this hike and go off the beaten path to truly enjoy what Cape Town has to offer. Couldn't have wished for a better host than Gervais! Highly recommended.
Gervais is a great host who shows you some of the most spectacular views of Cape Town through beautiful Table Mountain. I would highly recommend this hike and go off the beaten pat…

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat or Cap and backpack

Sunscreen and or protective clothing from the sun