By far the most famous land-mark in South Africa, the imposing profile of Table Mountain rises out majestically high above Cape Town. The Hoerikwaggo is a trail from Table Mountain all the way to Cape Point and is for the adventurous and energetic travelers out there… Table Mountain has many beautiful footpaths surrounded by awesome views and fantastic flora. And if you are lucky and quiet you may see some indigenous animals along your way.
The word Hoerikwaggo comes from the Khoi-San word meaning ‘mountain in the sea’ which is what we commonly refer to as Table Mountain. Table Mountain attracts travelers from near and far each year – though many of them have no idea that they can explore and hike the mountain on an organized 7 day hike with SANParks (South African National Parks) and Jenman Safaris. This trail starts off at Table Mountain taking you to MaClears Beacon (the highest point of Table Mountain!) all the way down to Orange Kloof Forest passing one of the damns along the way. From there onwards you will head towards Silvermine which will give you magnificent views of False Bay… and on towards Kommetjie through Chapmans peak – walk along the beaches and smell the fresh sea air. We will carry on and make our way towards Simonstown and then on towards Cape Point. Here you will explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reseve…
After a long days’ hike you will just be too happy to arrive at one of the eco-friendly Camps which were exclusively built for the Hoerikwaggo Trail. Each camp can accommodate 12 hikers, which also limits also the group size to 12 people. You will overnight in tented Camps that blend into the surroundings with comfortable beds. Each lodge has their own theme, which you will mainly see in the community areas, which are all equipped with fireplaces, braai facilities, and a big kitchen and not to forget – stunning views!
This 7 day hike covers a lot of ground and will take you on many wonderful and ‘hidden’ footpaths with one of the official SANParks’ (South African National Parks) local mountain guides – you can be assured of an excellent and safe adventure. The local guides know the routes of the Hoerikwaggo from the back of their hand – you will be most surprised about their knowledge of the area as well the many interesting facts that they will share with you.
*Please note that due to extensive fire damage, the trail is currently closed.