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Explore the Cape of Good Hope on foot

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Justin

11.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 3 people, private groups available
Outdoor setting
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

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!
Other things to note
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.
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 ou…

What's included

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  • 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...
  • 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 wi...

Meet your host, Justin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 64 Reviews
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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)
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 natur…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Staci
May 2021
We had an amazing day exploring the Cape with Justin. His knowledge and passion for the area is unmatched and he took us on some magical and majestic hikes. It was an incredibly unique way to experience the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Table Mountain Reserve. We loved every minute of it.
We had an amazing day exploring the Cape with Justin. His knowledge and passion for the area is unmatched and he took us on some magical and majestic hikes. It was an incredibly…
Ann
October 2020
Just do it! I read in one of the previous review urging anyone interested to just go on this trip with Justin and I promise you, just do it! I did this trip down to Cape Town on my own and spent a whole day with Justin and the day came to an end all too quickly! Every activity of the day was well thought out and although I spent the whole day with Justin, there was still time for me to enjoy each moments on my own. Justin has such an extensive knowledge I literally felt as if I should have carried a notepad and pen! I could literally go on and on with my praise on Justin but you genuinely want to experience explore this with him as your guide! Only FYI there is an additional cost to enter Cape of Good Hope which I could have just missed it in the details so just keep that in mind 🥳 Enjoy and jealous of everyone’s experience with Justin in advance!
Just do it! I read in one of the previous review urging anyone interested to just go on this trip with Justin and I promise you, just do it! I did this trip down to Cape Town o…
Rick
February 2020
Wow, what an experience! I can’t imagine spending a more enjoyable and educational day. We hiked trails that I wouldn’t have found on my own. Justin is a wiz at nature interpretation. The Cape peninsula has a set of environmental conditions found nowhere else in the world resulting in flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world and Justin is the man to show and tell you all about it. He is not only knowledgeable but also personable. He loves his work and his enthusiasm is contagious. You will finish the day exhausted and totally satisfied.
Wow, what an experience! I can’t imagine spending a more enjoyable and educational day. We hiked trails that I wouldn’t have found on my own. Justin is a wiz at nature interpretati…
Azeem
February 2020
Justin has a very through knowledge of plant and animal species in the Cape. He provided insight whenever we walked past foliage or animals along the way. The whole tour was a great experience with plenty of local touches.
Lindsey
February 2020
I highly recommend this experience! Justin is a passionate expert on the Cape wildlife and flora. He pointed out things that I would’ve never noticed, and he could spot animals from a great distance, which he always pointed out. The pickup/drop off was incredibly helpful, and the breakfast/lunch options were great. I feel like I experienced the Cape of Good Hope in a unique way that I would have never experienced myself. :)
I highly recommend this experience! Justin is a passionate expert on the Cape wildlife and flora. He pointed out things that I would’ve never noticed, and he could spot animals fro…
Cong
January 2020
justin was fantastic! We had such a great day! We learnt so much from him, and enjoyed it so much! we went to two quite beach in Cape of good hope,very beautiful! If you looking for something special to do in Cape of good hope, this experience with Justin is the way to go! Don’t miss Justin if you come to Cape Town!!!
justin was fantastic! We had such a great day! We learnt so much from him, and enjoyed it so much! we went to two quite beach in Cape of good hope,very beautiful! If you looking f…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Backpack

Rain jacket / warm top