Hike The Cape Point Nature Reserve

Explore the wildlife, wilderness and stunning scenery of Cape Point. 2 days.

This two-day hiking adventure takes you away from the crowds to explore the wilderness of the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Rocky outcrops, jagged cliffs and white beaches are set against a turquoise ocean to make a stunning backdrop for your journey.

Your hassle-free adventure includes

  • 2 days hiking
  • 1 nights accommodation
  • Experienced local guide
  • All meals
  • Local transfers
  • Luggage transfer
  • Entrance fees to reserve

Perfect for

Wilderness and nature lovers looking to explore Cape Point. No previous experience is required, a reasonable level of fitness is needed as the terrain can be challenging.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcohol
  • Bedding (sleeping bag required)
  • Towels
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

Your host will collect both you and your luggage from the agreed meeting spot. You will then enjoy a drive (approx 1 hour) that showcases Cape Town’s stunning scenery. Your luggage and the cool boxes of food will be left at the with the National Park authorities as you enter the reserve.

You will then enjoy the first day of hiking with just a day sack on. On arrival at the cottage in the evening everything will be there waiting for you. All you need to do now is relax while your host prepares dinner. If you would like beer or wine wine organised for a sundowner in the evening please speak with your host before the trip.

In the morning pack up and begin hiking. Your luggage will be in the hands of the national park authorities and will be waiting for you as you pass the office at the end of the day.

Your guide will run a private trip for you if you have a group size between 2 and 12.

Unfortunately not on this trip. Team up with some friends and enjoy a private trip up the mountain.

Your host recommends to pack:

  • Walking shoes or boots
  • Layered walking clothing
  • Daysack
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag
  • Torch
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof jacket

You are free to book any flights that fit with the start and end point of this trip.

Yes as this is a private trip children are from the age of 8 are welcome.

Breakfasts will be a selection of fruits, cereals and yoghurts with the option of eggs (scrambled or boiled)

Lunches are packed lunches with sandwiches, nuts, fruits and energy bars

Dinner is a traditional Cape Malay dish of bobotie served with rice and salad.

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This adventure takes place in the Cape Point Nature Reserve, a 7,750 hectare protected area. The reserve is part of the wider Table Mountain National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. The combination of rocky outcrops, jagged cliffs, white beaches, turquoise sea and the Cape’s diverse plant life makes for a truly spectacular location.

The reserve and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean are teeming with life. Ostriches, kudu, baboons and rare mountain zebra all call the reserve home. Along your travels you are also likely to bump into the charismatic little rock hyrax, which locals have endearingly nicknamed “dassies”, hopping around on the rocks. The flowers, bushes and plants of the region are known as the fynbos. The fynbos is so diverse that it constitutes one of the world’s six floral kingdoms.

Start point

Your adventure begins from Cape Town city centre where a transfer will collect you from your accommodation at around 06:00.

Finish point

At the end of your trip, a transfer will drop you back at your Cape Town accommodation for late afternoon/early evening.

What to Expect

Day 1: Cliff Top Hiking

It’s an early start from your Cape Town to make the most of the day. The one-hour transfer to the Cape Point nature reserve is a pleasure in itself taking in some stunning scenery along the peninsula.

Today’s hike is 13 kilometres, taking in the cliff tops surrounding False Bay. It’s an undulating footpath on the technical ground that is rewarded by some fantastic views.

After around six hours of hiking, you will have reached your accommodation for the evening where your luggage will be waiting for you. You will be staying in shared dormitory huts in a beautiful location. For the rest of the day, there is plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings as your host prepares a traditional South African dinner.

Day 2: Hiking the Beaches

After breakfast, the day’s hiking begins. It’s a big day today covering 20.5 kilometres taking in the beaches along the Western Atlantic coastline. Luckily, the route is fairly flat with only one short climb at the finish.

Hiking in the Cape Point Nature Reserve is a special experience and you are sure to encounter some of the areas bountiful animal and bird life. It’s not uncommon to chance upon a browsing kudu with their impressive curled horns or even an ostrich.

After a fine day traversing white sandy beaches looking out over a turquoise sea, it’s time to head back to Cape Town. Your transfer will drop you back at your accommodation in the city for late afternoon/early evening.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


You will be staying in six-person dormitory style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities.

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