Robben Island – 2-3 March 2017

Robben Island – 2-3 March 2017

Robben Island… from tourist guide to tourist! The name Robben Island is Dutch for “seal island.” South Africa celebrated the 2017 International Touist Guides’ Day Celebrations on 2-3 March with the theme being “Peace and Development through Guiding”. Over 200...
Lion’s Head – 5 February 2017

Lion’s Head – 5 February 2017

Celebrating his birthday with a hike up the iconic Lion’s Head. I got an email from Rodrigo on Saturday morning. He found my details on one of the flyers on display at the lodge where he was staying in Cape Town and was keen to do either Platteklip Gorge on...
Skeleton Gorge – 31 December 2016

Skeleton Gorge – 31 December 2016

Two Capetonians and a Londoner tackle Skeleton Gorge and traverse the Table Top to upper cable station The last hike of 2016 turned out to be one of the nicest of the year. It was a total pleasure guiding locals Lauren, Craig and Tom from London. Three super fit...
Lion’s Head – 22 December 2016

Lion’s Head – 22 December 2016

Expat South African, now living in Toronto Canada, wings his way back to Cape Town for a holiday. The power of social media re-unites two old school friends after 35 years. When Mario saw my Cape Town Hikes page on Facebook he immediately booked me and one of his sons...
Lion’s Head – 14 December 2016

Lion’s Head – 14 December 2016

Myself and Dieter, aka The Bosvark, decided to get an early start on the full moon hikers and agreed on walking up at 1pm so we can get in and out the Cape Town city bowl before the peak traffic. Driving into town the Cape Doctor (SE wind) was howling but by the time...