Experience the Beauty of Cape Town in a Whole New Way.

Table Mountain Hikes

Our Classic, All Inclusive Experience:

Get in touch with us to start planning your visit to the most iconic trails of Table Mountain and beyond.

First light, early morning & sunset hikes available.


  • All of our experiences are privately guided
  • Fully qualified & registered, highly experienced, knowledgeable and friendly Mountain Guide
  • Transfers to and from the mountain with your guide
  • Full flexibility of route choice, always
  • Snacks and water
  • Any gear you may wish to borrow (backpacks, raincoats/windbreakers, hats/gloves, hiking poles, etc)
  • Cableway tickets or walk down fee
  • Any permits (if needed)
  • A donation to one of the NGOs we support (see OUR PARTNERS below for more info)

We’ll work with you to find a route that suits your abilities and your schedule. We know you’re trying to see and do as much as you can while you’re here.

Authentic Care and Connection

Our Trusted Guides:

All of our guides are excellent humans and are passionate about sharing this experience with others. Our guides are friendly, flexible, have a wealth of knowledge and truly LOVE what they do so you can relax and feel the connection to this land, time and space.

Pairing you with the right guide can enhance your experience tenfold and we want you to have the BEST experience possible. Let us know if you have any special interests (in anything at all). Because it’s all about making the day the best it can be, for you.

Our guides have fulfilled the requirements for a Skills Program in Tourism Guiding (Adventure Guiding/Mountaineering) with electives in Mountain Walking and Overnight on Trail in the Western Cape, as recognized by the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CASSTHETA), and are Wilderness First Aid Level 3 Responders.




Looking for something different?

Let us know if you want to book a more conscious, regenerative and relaxing experience out in nature.

We understand the benefits being in nature has on balancing the health of a person’s whole being. We will get to know exactly what it is you are looking for, give you options and really ensure you are well taken care of to get the replenishment you deserve.

We offer Multiday Hiking Retreats throughout year. Get in touch if you’d like more info.


Maximise your Experience

  • Taking a hike as one of the first things you do after arriving in the Mother City is ideal. It really helps to set the tone for a great trip. You will learn so much, get a great general knowledge of the place, get a solid orientation from above and get some good exercise after your flight over.

  • Get an early start. This is THE best time of day to do a hike here. You’ll experience the magical morning light, the peace and quiet of the natural world waking up. And you’ll beat the heat, crowds and the wind that typically picks up throughout the day here.

  • If you are celebrating anything special on top of just being here, please let us know. We truly want to make your experience with us memorable.

  • Let us know your special interests and hobbies (anything in life-doesn’t need to be hiking related) beforehand. This helps us understand what route might be most interesting and also helps us pair you with the right guide.

  • Leave your watch, earrings and any jewelry back at your hotel. They can get scratched, damaged or lost and besides that you don’t need to know the time. Allow us to make sure you’re on track for the day.

  • Turn your phone on airplane mode. Silence your messages, emails, alerts. Better yet, be brave and leave your phone behind for a few hours of digital detox. Be in the present moment with your loved ones and let us take all the pics.

  • Bring your childlike curiosity. There is much to observe and enjoy!

  • Have a relaxing day and light meal the night before your hike. This helps you get a good night’s rest so you’ll be amped for your morning wake up call.

South Africa's mother city

Ever Wonder Why Cape Town is Called The Mother City?

What’s in our name? Why is Cape Town called ‘the Mother City’? In typical Cape Town fashion, it turns out the answer is not as clear as one might hope. See below a handful of reasons…

  • Often Cape Town is referred to as the Mother City as it is known to be the first place in South Africa to be colonized (by the Dutch in 1652).
  • Today, the city has grown to become one of the most influential spots for South Africa and the world. People visiting and living in Cape Town often say it is full of life-giving energy, like a mother offers.
  • Many people come from all over South Africa (and other neighbouring countries) to the ‘Mother City’ for work and hope of a better life. Cape Town is also known as the City of Dreams, the place where it all happens…where life can be really good.
  • They say it takes 9 months to get anything done around here, which is actually pretty accurate 🙂

What We Do

Our Mission Statement

Mother City Hikers practices minimum impact outdoor ethics in recognition of and respect for the land, water, plants, and animals that surround us, as well as all people – those here now, as well as those who walked this earth before us. Our goal is to ensure that our clients have a safe, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience on the mountain, all while connecting with and soaking up the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us.

Celebrating 15 years

Let's Connect

Get in Touch

We’re happy to communicate via email / Whatsapp or schedule a quick call to figure out what might be best for you.

Our Partners:

We donate to these NGOs as they take the time to do something we are very passionate about.

Friends of the Rivers of Hout Bay is dedicated to the restoration and conservation of our river

The Earthchild Project offers opportunities for children to get out in nature and teaches them the
importance of connection to self, to the Earth and each other.

The Sugarbird Trust protects and preserves the unique biodiversity of our Cape Floral Kingdom.

Thank you for choosing us. A portion from every hike you book is donated to the above NGOs.