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...
Hout Bay to Sandy Bay – 14 January 2017

Hout Bay to Sandy Bay – 14 January 2017

A stunning, yet very challenging, coastal hiking trail This spectacular hiking trail is sometimes called the mini otter trail. It follows the Atlantic coast from Hout Bay to Llandudno. We parked our cars at the Mariners Wharf Restaurant and walked about 2km to the...
Vogelgat Nature Reserve – 2 January 2017

Vogelgat Nature Reserve – 2 January 2017

Vogelgat is situated in the Kleinrivier Mountains. The highest mountain in the range is Maanskynkop (964m) which was our aim to summit the day before but an approaching cold front on the morning meant this was not going to be possible due to low lying cloud, icy winds...
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...