Guided by Mike, a fully owner-operated service, will guide you on hikes, scrambles and climbs throughout the Table Mountain range, the Cape Peninsula and wider afield in the Western Cape. Born and raised in Cape Town, and passionate about scampering up mountains and sharing his extensive experience and knowledge of the mountain, Mike will accompany you on hikes designed for all types. He knows the mountain like the back of his hand, and will lead you safely up those well-worn favourites, or spirit you away to those spellbinding nooks and lookouts, away from the usual tourist routes, to get the full splendour and magic of the Table Mountain experience.
You tell him what you’re after, and he will gladly design a mountain experience to suit your tastes, ability and fitness level. And if you’re unsure what it is you want, contact Mike now and he’ll guide you through the options.
Table Mountain offers the full range of walking, scrambling and climbing routes, from easy strolls to steep, demanding rock climbs, all within easy reach of the cosmopolitan city centre. The entire mountain chain spans the length of the Cape Peninsula …
A visit to the Cape of Good Hope, the proud south-western tip of our vast continent, is an absolute must. For a feeling of pleasant isolation, and getting away from it all, this is the place for a half-day meander. …
The spectacular sandstone wilderness of the Cederberg mountain range boasts a vast network of trails, and plenty places where one can hike and camp in the pristine mountain environment. If roughing it is not up your alley, there are riverside …
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
I could hear the wind gusts roaring down the valley for a few seconds before they grabbed the tent and shook it like a demented Jack Russell. Warm in my sleeping bag, I wondered if the tent would survive. I … Continue reading →
How about hiking a 5 day guided trail traversing the Table Mountain chain? How about doing it without lugging heavy packs full of food and tents? How about over-nighting in luxury tented camps, in stunning locations, and enjoying hearty meals … Continue reading →
Warm sunshine on the summit The Cederberg Mountains are a hiker’s and climber’s paradise, situated just 3 hours drive north of Cape Town. The range is a proclaimed wilderness area full of trails, peaks and perfect crags just waiting to … Continue reading →
Table Mountain never ceases to amaze me. There are always more secluded corners to be found, and more secrets to be revealed. This time it was a perfect tea-spot up in the tablecloth: sheltered from the gale-force South-Easter and commanding … Continue reading →
Here’s a good story of underestimating the mountain, getting lost, and then being rescued by a mountain guide. (me!) Back in the day when I first visited Cape Town, it all was an adventure. I did many courageous things such … Continue reading →
Nestled at the foot of the Riviersonderend Mountains, just a few hours drive from Cape Town, is the village of Greyton. One of the peaks which loom over the village is Uitkykkop (Lookout Peak), a free-standing summit of 1465m, and … Continue reading →
On a recent ‘Karoo to Coast’ Tour, I visited the Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve to do the 15km Leopard Trap Day Hike. Oorlogskloof Nature Reserve is situated in the Bokkeveld Mountains, 16kms from Nieuwoudtville in the Northern Cape. The reserve offers … Continue reading →
I have recently signed up as an Expedition Leader for World Challenge, a UK-based company which sends groups of young people on Expeditions to exciting destinations across the globe. As a Leader, my role is one of ensuring the safety … Continue reading →