Patti – our Local Sales and Marketing representative went on this hoerikwaggo hike a awhile ago! This is what she has to say about the experience….
ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!
… fancy a hike to “the top of the world?” Yep, it can be done – ask me, and it’s definitely one of the things to add to your “bucket list”!!! Hiking up Table Mountain on the famous hoerikwaggo trails has always been something that I have wanted to do, and when the opportunity presented itself I grabbed it with both feet, literally :~) …
Looking at Table Mountain it’ should be pretty flat right? Wrong! The top of the mountain had plenty of surprises in store for us, in fact, a whole new world opened up before our eyes. Besides the abundant fauna and flora that soothes and charms your soul, we hiked up and down steep gorges (all along the Hoerikwaggo Trails) with the help of poles and chains (some of the inclines are modest, others very steep). We made our way through thick bush, came across large reservoirs/dams and sometimes even waded through the thick cloud cover which added to our sense of anticipation and adventure. I wasn’t and still am not the fittest, but the exhilarating feeling and sense of achievement at the end of each day made it well worth the effort.
Best parts include: breathtaking views, fresh air, taking off those hiking boots and sitting down to a glass of red wine and the fact that you have only yourself and your backpack to carry – the rest is taken care of courtesy Jenman African Safaris & SANParks – on the official Hoerikwaggo Trail. The accommodation is basic but very comfortable and the food oh sooo yummy!
Come and join Jenman African Safaris – we will put you ON TOP OF THE WORLD, an unforgettable experience!
I am sure that those in the travel industry have heard the rumours about the SANParks and the Jenman African Safaris venture with regards to the Hoerikwaggo Trail!!! Yes, it is true! And as you can imagine we are very excited as we have exclusivity of this hike…
This Hoerikwaggo tour is for all the adventurous and energetic travellers out there. Table Mountain has many beautiful footpaths and with one of our qualified mountain guides you can be assured of an excellent and safe adventure. Join us on the only organised 7-day Hoekikwaggo hike from Cape Town all the way to the most south-western tip of the African continent, while your accommodation, meals and luggage are all taken care of! Guests will be staying in permanent tented camps & chalets, exclusive to the hike, on top of the mountain and other places of interest (Cape Town, Kommetjie & Simonstown).
From November 2008 the tour will depart every Saturday from Cape Town.
Route: Platteklip Gorge to the upper cable station, Orange Kloof Forest to Silvermine, traversing the Constantiaberg and Vlakkeberg with magnificent views over the Cape Peninsula, Chapmans Peak, From Kommetjie make your way to the Old Wireless Station and hike up Slankop via Grootkop and eventually arrive at Signal School, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with Judas Peak, skirting Paulsberg and summiting Kanonkop.This hike also includes the Hoerikwaggo trail!
Contact us to find out more or to book!