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Hoerikwaggo Overnight Trails from Cape Point to Table Mountain 
The iconic Hoerikwaggo hiking trail traversing 75km through the world heritage site of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), the Hoerikwaggo Trail gives hikers an unforgettable experience of travelling in the footsteps of the Cape’s ancestors and experiencing the unsurpassed beauty of the Hoerikwaggo – the “mountain in the sea”.

Experience it...
Hikers pass through peaks, forests, beaches and restricted conservation areas of Table Mountain National Park, while journeying through the smallest and most diverse of the world’s floral kingdoms. Along the trail, hikers are also exposed to breathtaking views; and flora and fauna unique to the Western Cape.

Live it...
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 a maximum of 12 hikers in 2 sleeper or 4 sleeper tents. All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms. Guests need to provide their own bedding and towels.  All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas. Children are welcome at all the camps but we recommend Orangekloof which has a 4 sleeper tent.  More info...

Hike it
Below are one day trails which can be extended.
 
The full Hoerikwaggo trail was traditionally 5 days, but due to the Wild Fires in March 2015, the Silvermine Hut burnt down and there is no accommodation available there.  (Alternative accommodation can be sourced in Noordhoek at private accommodation estalbishments).
 

 
  Hiking Leisure Getaways Duration From
  A. Cape Point to Smitswinkel Trail: 15km 1 Night R1,650
  B. Redhill to Slangkop Trail: 12km 1 Night R1,650
  D.Silvermine to Orangekloof Trail:15,5km 1 Night R1,650
  E. Orangekloof to Table MT Trail: 9,5km 1 Night R1,850

 

  A. Cape Point to Smitswinkel Trail: 15km More Details
A. Cape Point to Smitswinkel Trail: 15km A 15km guided hike from Cape Point Lighthouse to the entrance to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you will overnight at Smitswinkel Tented Camp. Experience views of False Bay & Atlantic Ocean, shipwreck, ostriches, reptiles & more
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  B. Redhill to Slangkop Trail: 12km More Details
B. Redhill to Slangkop Trail: 12km A 12km guided hike from Simons Town to Kommetjie where you will overnight at Slangkop Tented Camp nestled between the indegenous protected Milkwood Forest. Expereince panoramic views of both FalseBay & the Atlantic Ocean, wide open spaces
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  C. Slangkop to Silvermine Trail: 21km
C. Slangkop to Silvermine Trail:  21km This section of the Hoerikwaggo Trail is closed until further notice after March 2015 Fire. We recommend a walk on Noordhoek beach or drive to Silvermine Nature Reserve and hike to Orangekloof.
  D.Silvermine to Orangekloof Trail:15,5km More Details
D.Silvermine to Orangekloof Trail:15,5km A 15.5 km guided hike from Noordhoek to Hout Bay where you will overnight at the Orangekloof Tented Camp surrounded by the magic of an Afromontane forest. Experience sweeping vistas, Disa River, Forest, and abundant Fauna & Flora & more
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  E. Orangekloof to Table MT Trail: 9,5km More Details
E. Orangekloof to Table MT Trail: 9,5km A 9.5km guided hike from Hout Bay to the foot of Table Mountain where you will overnight at the Platteklip Wash Houses overlooking Cape Town. Experience Afromontane Forests, Fynbos delights, panoramic views, historic landmarks, dams & more
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  we recommend it...

What to Wear: 

  • Good walking shoes
  • Socks- hiking socks & liners recommended
  • Comfortable trekking pants or shorts
  • T-shirt (Moisture Management top is ideal)
  • Hat or Peak Cap
  • Sunglasses
What to pack in your Daypack: 
  • Lightweight top/ fleece in case of cold weather
  • Rain jacket or windbreaker in case of wind & rain
  • Sunscreen & Lip balm
  • Tissues or Handkerchief
  • Water Bottle (at least 2 litres)
  • Cash (Silvermine Entrance & Cable Car)
  • Camera & charged Battery
  • Optional: first aid kit including blister kit
  • Optional: Trekking poles
  • Optional (& useful): penknife
Overnight Pack (portered):
  • Warm Clothing for evening- long pants and top
  • Beanie/ fleece hat
  • Extra socks
  • Evening footwear (optional - flipflops/sandals for shower)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Towel
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp recommended
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sleeping Bag & pillow

Catering
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks are included in the overnight hiking packages on the Hoerikwaggo Trail. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Bedding
Linen and pillow are provided at Smitswinkel and Slangkop Tented camps.

Transport & Porterage
Porterage of personal belongings to the overnight camp is included.  
Transport to the start of your hike and from the finish point can be arranged on request

Hiking Rules & Regulations

  • Picking flowers and fynbos is strictly prohibited.
  • Please always stay on the paths!
  • Do not feed or disrupt any animals
Qualified Hiking Guides
Your guide is a registered Nature Tourist Guides with a vast knowledge of Culture and Heritage
Your guide has over 30 years expereince in the Table Mountain National Park
Hikers are obliged to accept the guidance and advice of the Guide
Your guide will carry first aid kit with them

Security & Safety
All overnight facilities will have a permanent on-site management and security presence – you will have nothing to worry about!

Fire & Wood
Fire is only allowed in designated fire areas under the supervision of a trained and accredited guide. 
Wood can be purchased at the tented camps when available.

Bad Weather
All the Hoerikwaggo trails have alternative routes should the weather turn foul.
Each of these alternative routes is as enjoyable as the primary route although possibly less challenging.

Articles
See our October 2012 blog on the 1 day and 1 night hike from Slangkop to Silvermine, with overnight accommodation at Silvermine Tented Camp during Spring 2012. Read more... 

Tell Winter to Take a Hike! This story is about winter hiking in the Cape with some recommended routes and popular trails, written in June 2012. Read More... 


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