EXPLORE the Cape of Good Hope on foot

Cape Town, Sydafrika

Oplevelse med værten Justin

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  2. Sprog: Engelsk
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The Cape of Good Hope evokes immense drama as massive waves carve away at the base of 700 foot high cliffs. It’s a corner of the globe steeped in cultural and maritime history, but even more so it is famous for its raw natural beauty: both terrestrial as well as marine.

Our journey will start with me meeting you bright & early at your Airbnb after which we'll stop in at one of my favorite bakeries in Kalk Bay for a takeaway coffee & pastry before passing through Simon's Town to encounter our precious endangered African Penguins.

By mid-morning we’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park where our trail shoes can be of use! We’ll hike a mix of rugged mountain trails and stretches of white sand beach. During our hike I will share my knowledge of our botanically rich and diverse Fynbos biome, looking out for wildlife, insects, birds and reptiles along the way too.

We will do a 2.5-hour circular hike of an easy to moderate difficulty covering 6 km / 4 miles as well as a 2-hour exploration of the Cape Point and Dias Beach area on a linear / out-and-back trail of a moderate nature covering 4 km / 2.5 miles.

By late afternoon we’ll have to sadly jump back in the car to head into the city via Chapman's Peak Drive – which certainly puts a smile back on our faces!

Join me for a memorable day exploring the Cape of Good Hope uniquely on foot.
The Cape of Good Hope evokes immense drama as massive waves carve away at the base of 700 foot high cliffs. It’s a corner of the globe steeped in cultural and maritime history, but even more so it is famous for its raw natural beauty: both terrestrial as well as marine.

Our journey will start with me meeting you bright & early at your Airbnb after which we'll stop in at one of my favorite bakeries in Kalk Bay for a takeaway coffee & p…

Det er inkluderet

1 af 2 sider
  • Mad
    Morning croissant 'to-go', picnic style lunch as well as other hike snacks...
  • Drikkevarer
    We’ll start the day with coffee ‘to-go’, tea at lunch and water throughout...
  • Transport
    Pick-up & Drop-off from your Airbnb / hotel in the city or adjacent suburbs...
  • Udstyr
    Binoculars - I'll have my binoculars with, but bring your own too if you wi...

Hils på din vært, Justin

Vært på Airbnb siden 2016
  • 72 omtaler
  • Identitet bekræftet
Growing up within the boundaries of the incredible Table Mountain National Park I had the mountains of Silvermine as my literal backyard. This is where my love for the Table Mountain range all began!

Fast forward 30 years and today I'm a full-time mountain guide in the Western Cape with professional accreditation by the legal bodies in South Africa after starting out in 2007 as a volunteer guide with school children.

Sharing my love for nature by leading interpretive nature trails & adventurous hikes across the fynbos covered mountains of the Cape allows me to live out my passion daily.

Check out my IG @justinhawthorne

I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (October 5th, 2019)
Growing up within the boundaries of the incredible Table Mountain National Park I had the mountains of Silvermine as my literal backyard. This is where my love for the Table Mountain range all began!

Fast forward 30 years and today I'm a full-time mountain guide in the Western Cape with professional accreditation by the legal bodies in South Africa after starting out in 2007 as a volunteer guide with school children.

Sharing my love for nature by leading interpretive natur…
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We drive the Cape Peninsula, passing through coastal towns of Kalk Bay & Simon's Town for coffee & responsibly encountering our endangered African Penguins.

Our main aim is to get hiking at the Cape of Good Hope, immersing ourselves in the Cape Floral Kingdoms’ incredible FYNBOS. We'll also walk to my favorite spot to absorb the drama of Cape Point & Dias Beach as well as enjoy an environmentally conscious picnic lunch away from the crowds.

Bedømt 5,0 ud af 5 ud fra 72 omtaler.

David
december 2021
Justin was an amazing host from start to finish. The setting was truly magical. We were truly able to experience a unique and spectacular location with a passionate and skilled host. From the beginning Justin made us feel like friends. His knowledge of the plants and animals is amazing. You can feel his passion for the wonder of the Cape of Good Hope. A highlight was the hike to the edge of the sea near the light houses. The views are over the top and something you won’t get anywhere else in the world. It was also amazing to see the shipwrecks on the beach. While not overly strenuous, it was an eventful day of trekking. Bring great shoes, be ready for the sun and you will have a great adventure.
Michael
november 2021
Amazing and exceptional experience We spent a whole day hiking and exploring with Justin. We started early in the morning and had our breakfast at a bakery Justin suggested. As Justin is a local, he knows the area like the back of his hands and you are well-advised to follow his suggestions. Believe me, you won't be disappointed. I'm still stunned by all those unforgettable impressions of South Africa's nature and the expert knowledge of Justin in regard to flora and fauna. You can ask him any question and he knows the answer. That's what makes the experience not only breathing but also highly interesting. Justin, always radiating a sense of calm and enthusiasm, is totally aware of all the correlations in nature and his goal is to let you feel the same excitement. That is truly capturing. Let me give you the following advice: if you just want to trudge around all the sights, Justin might not be your guide to chose. He is not into providing a superficial, rapid and touristic insight. He offers guided off-trail hiking what helps you to fully understand and see the country's nature and landscape. Here a quick resume for receiving an impression of our day: Breakfast at local bakery Visiting the penguins Visit at Fynbos park and hike to Deviks peak Cape of Good Hope Cape Point/Olifantsbos off-trail hike Best wishes and thanks for this unique experience!
Svenja
oktober 2021
Beautiful hike through the magical Olifantsbos and trip to the impressive Cape Point Nationalpark. Justin is very compassionate about the nature and wildlife of the region and I found him a valuable guide to share stories about the beauty of the region. Highly recommended
Naome
september 2021
Justin was absolutely incredible. I knew we’d have a great time just by his communication via Airbnb but then finally meeting him and having him take us around Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope - showing us the area from his POV and having such immense knowledge about the Cape of Good Hope left me taken away. This was one the best parts of our trip and I know a memory that will last a lifetime. We came to Cape Town for our honeymoon and booking Justin was really the smartest and best decisions we made. His hospitality and kindness will never be forgotten.
Sonia
september 2021
This tour with Justin was one of the best things I've done on my South Africa trip. His knowledge and passion about this place is incredible and take you away from busy cities and noises. Thank you so much Justin.
Angeliki
august 2021
Hands down one of the best days of our lives. This hike is a must see for anyone visiting Cape Town. Justin is incredibly knowledgeable and gifts you with a new appreciation for flora and fauna. The sights were breathtaking, as were the animal encounters we had the pleasure of experiencing. I can’t say enough good things about this activity!!!

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Det skal du medbringe

Backpack
Rain jacket / warm top
Trail shoes / hiking boots
Sun hat & sun lotion

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