A 9.5 km ( 5 / 6 hours) guided hike from Hout Bay
to the foot of Table Mountain where you will overnight at the Platteklip
Wash Houses overlooking Cape Town City. This hike forms part of the Hoerikwaggo Trail. Experience Afromontane Forests, Fynbos delights, panoramic views, historica landmarks, Dams, Rock Pools, Fauna & Flora and more....
The final day of the Hoerikwaggo Trail is unforgettable. Orange Kloof Afromontane Forest offers some shaded respite and it is quite simply one of the most wonderful forest experiences you can imagine. Table Mountain is a world of its own and boasts incredible fynbos delights, panoramic views and historic landmarks - not least of which are the five dams that still provide Cape Town with water.
As you ascend the Back Table via the picturesque Disa Gorge, keep a sharp Lookout for the ‘Pride of Table Mountain’ and the Red Disa flower (an orchid which blooms in February). You can take a short break at the rock pools of Hell’s Gate which is the source of the Disa River. From Woodhead Dam, hikers continue to walk through the Valley of the Red Gods to the upper Cableway station and are then able to descend the mountain via Platteklip Gorge or via the Cableway (at their own costs) to end the Hoerikwaggo Trail at the bottom Cableway station. From here it is a 30 minute walk to the Platteklip Washhouses where you will overnight. It is possible to make prior arrangments to park your vehicle at the wash houses.
Hikers may make prior arrangements with the booking officer to park their vehicles at Platteklip Wash House
in Cape Town (a 30-minute walk from the Cableway station) and collect them at the hike.
9 .5 km (+/- 5 / 6 hours walk)
Overnight: Platteklip Wash House