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Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot

day trip

Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot

62 reviews
Paused through July 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
11.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English
day trip

Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot

day trip

Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot

62 reviews
Paused through July 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
11.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Transportation, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll spend the day at the incredible Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, mostly on foot, where I'll interpret the natural environment as we hike this special corner of the planet! The day will start with me meeting you bright & early in the city & along the drive we'll pop in at one of my favorite bakeries in Kalk Bay for a takeaway coffee & pastry before passing through Simon's Town where we'll encounter our endangered African Penguins. Continuing southwards we head to Cape Point to really start the outdoor adventure! Think rugged trails, dramatic mountain peaks, sandy stretches of white sand beach & diverse vegetation (fynbos)...all in relatively quiet spaces. Large wildlife roams these parts including Eland, Bontebok, Chacma Baboon & Cape Mountain Zebra. We may even get treated to a Cape Clawless Otter sighting along the coast! Depending on time of year we'll tackle a 3hr mountainous morning hike and a 2.5hr coastal hike during the mid-afternoon. Between the hikes we'll also walk to a quiet vantage site at Cape Point to look over Dias Beach & the lighthouses and we may see thousands of Cormorants coming & going from nesting sites as we enjoy a picnic lunch. At the end of the day we'll drive back into Cape Town via Chapman's Peak which will coincide with sunset at certain times of year. We'll experience the Cape of Good Hope uniquely!

Justin's commitment to safety

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Learn more about Justin

Justin

Growing up within the boundaries of the incredible Table Mountain National Park I had the mountains of Silvermine as my literal backyard. This is where my love for the Table Mountain range all began! Fast forward 30 years and today I'm a full-time mountain guide in the Western Cape with professional accreditation by the legal bodies in South Africa after starting out in 2007 as a volunteer guide with school children. Sharing my love for nature by leading interpretive nature trails & adventurous hikes across the fynbos covered mountains of the Cape allows me to live out my passion daily. Check out my IG @justinhawthorne I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (October 5th, 2019)

What's included

Food
Morning croissant 'to-go', picnic style lunch as well as other hike snacks.
Drinks
We’ll start the day with coffee ‘to-go’, tea at lunch and water throughout the day.
Transportation
Pick-up & Drop-off from your Airbnb / hotel in the city or adjacent suburbs.
Equipment
Binoculars - I'll have my binoculars with, but bring your own too if you wish.

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Where you'll be

We drive the Cape Peninsula, passing through coastal towns of Kalk Bay & Simon's Town for coffee & responsibly encountering our endangered African Penguins. Our main aim is to get hiking at the Cape of Good Hope, immersing ourselves in the Cape Floral Kingdoms’ incredible flora. We'll also walk to my favorite spot to absorb the drama of Cape Point & Dias Beach for an environmentally conscious picnic lunch away from the masses.

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Activity advisory

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. The plans for the day will vary according to season, weather and National Park gate times. If you have any special requests you're welcome to discuss these ideas prior to the trip and I'll try fit it in. The…

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More tips

This is a full day experience, where a lot of our time is spent hiking or generally being outdoors with a strong interpretive focus of the natural environment. Please bring ZAR 320 cash for the National Park gate fee.

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Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot
62 reviews
From $82/person
62 reviews
From $82/person