Stellenbosch Tours
Day hikes in Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch mountains

Day hikes in Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch mountains

By Cape and Table Mountain Tours

Ages 6-75
Duration: 4–6 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Jonkershoek Nature Reserve

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, Jonkershoek Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600, South Africa
    We will organise pick up address before the tour.
  • Option 2
    Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
    We will organise pick up address before the tour.
  • Option 3
    Paarl, South Africa
    We will organise pick up address before the tour.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 142682P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for travelers with Knee problems
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 142682P1

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    • Cape and Table Mountain Tours
      South Africa
      Joined in July 2014
    • Paul M
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip up Table Mountain
      Irene met us at our hotel on time and drove us to the start point pointing out sites of interest on the way. She provided extra water and poles which later we realised were invaluable. It was incredibly windy and the cable was closed so we had to hike both up and down the mountain. Irene looked after us all the way and despite the fact that the trip was supposed to return via cable car she did not complain about us taking up an additional couple of hours of her time. The top of the mountain was wild as winds were over 100 k per hour but nonetheless the views were breathtaking. Hiking both ways gave my wife and I a huge sense of achievement and I would strongly recommend using Irene Vermeulen as your guide as she is informative and very safety conscious. This is a must for anyone visiting Cape Town but reasonable fitness is essential.
      Written 7 February 2020
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Cape Town South Africa tour - Table Mountain, Penguins & Cape Point - Viator - Kabura Travel & Tours
      We arrived in Cape Town the day before our scheduled tour to find the weather was against us for the Table Mountain part of the experience. The winds were blowing at 120 kmph and the gondola had been shut down. On Friday January 17, 2020, Joshua from Kabura Travel showed up at our hotel on time ready to take us on a new adventure. It was supposed to be a shared tour, but turned out to be private which was excellent for us. Joshua advised Table Mountain was still closed because of the Gale Force Winds but we’d have a full day of sightseeing. He gave us excellent overviews of the history of Cape Town ‘Mother City’ first inhabited by invaders and all the other locations we visited. We stopped by Camps Beach (It’s also called ‘little Miami’) where he showed us the Bed Rock boulder in the water with a hole like a big pizza oven in it. (‘Back Oven’). We went to see the seals, a little Farmers Market and then up to Chapman Mountain to see the beautiful mountain views from a very winding and windy road. Joshua let us know that in lieu of the Table Mountain part of the tour, he would be showing us the peninsula until 5:00. As we drove, you could see the sand blowing over the highway next to the beaches, making the drive very interesting. We drove the M65 through many communities with Joshua giving us excellent history and information as we made our way to the Cape Point Lighthouse. Got out and hiked the hill to the lighthouse, choosing not to ride the Funicular. The funicular is also an excellent option to get to the top. It was an excellent hike. When we got back to the vehicle we continued driving to Cape Point so we could say we’d touched the tip of South Africa. On the ride back up the peninsula, we stopped to watch baboons on the road – just like tourists who stop to watch deer and bear on the highways in the Rockies. We carried on to see Simons Town stopping at The Boulders, walking the bridges to see the penguins and then went into Seaforth Restaurant for an excellent lunch. We eventually made it back to Cape Town where Joshua continued to give us more history and highlights of the city, taking us to Bo Kaap where we walked through the neighborhood hearing about the historical roots and reason why the buildings were painted different colors. After a very interesting day, Joshua dropped us off at our hotel where we thanked him for an excellent tour and overview. After he left, we realized one of our iphones had been left on a seat. Called Kabura Travel and Joshua delivered it back to us very quickly. Overall an excellent experience and highly recommended. (BTW – we did make it up to Table Mountain on the gondola, 19 days later when we returned to Cape Town)
      Written 5 February 2020
    • francesco T
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice trek
      A lovely walk with a knowledgable guide. She showed us several plants species and scenic viewpoint along the road
      Written 11 July 2019
    • Gayle D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tours of Cape Pt. and Table Mountain
      Irene picked me up at my hotel in Cape Town for both tours. We spent the first day exploring the Cape Pt area and the second day hiking Skeleton Gorge route up Table Mountain. I learned so much from Irene about the natural environment and cultural history of the area. She knows ALL the plant and bird life! She also prepared a wonderful picnic lunch. Irene is a very competent guide and pleasant person. I highly recommend her!
      Written 28 May 2019
    • zipporahm486
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Honeymoon trip to Cape Town
      My husband and I choose to visit the Table Mountain yesterday ie 17/3/19 The experience which was my fourth was breathtaking . Always a pleasure to ride up in the rotating cable car all the way to the top The weather was rather dull all afternoon but this was no hindrance at all to us viewing the beautiful fauna and flora on offer at the top After a good walk there's a restuarant where we had lunch and the Wifi lounge where we had coffee All in all a great way to view the city of Cape Town from afar Look forward to another visit
      Written 18 March 2019
    • Hooks19
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Table Mountain Honeymoon Hike. Kasteelspoort Route with Irene Vermeulen
      We we’re keen to hike up Table Mountain during our first visit to South Africa and Cape Town in January. After some research online for the most scenic route we decided to book a guide via the Adrenaline Hunter Website....we were not disappointed! Irene Vermeulen was our guide. Her expert knowledge of the route meant we felt completely safe on the mountain and could concentrate on enjoying the surroundings and amazing scenery. Irene lead us at the perfect pace that it was an enjoyable rather than endurance hike and gave us great information about the plants, wildlife and history of the mountain at the same time. If you are visiting Tabe Mountain and have enough time, definitely don’t take the Cable Car both ways (or try the kasteelsport route without a guide, you’ll get lost) a hike with Irene!
      Written 10 February 2019
    • emmap57
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Tour to Cape Point
      Cape point and Simonstown are definitely worth the trip out. The penguin colony at Simonstown are a must see.
      Written 6 January 2019
    • kdlbs
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The red sightseeing bus stop 7 takes you to Table Mountain. Cable car to the top gave a 360 degree view of the city,breathtaking! Also good gift shop,restaurant and toilet facilities. Recommend going in the morning as it's not so crowded. Ticket cost 330 rand on bus but you can also book online which saves 10%. Worth every penny to see the glorious views.
      Written 3 December 2018
    • EllenSueAMC
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful outing with excellent guide
      My friends and I (group of 12) recently spent 2 days hiking with Irene. One day in Franschoek, in the winelands. The other day in Cape Town combined the hike around the top of Table Mountain with the botanical gardens. Both days were wonderful, good trail conditions, excellent views, a wonderful way to spend the day. Irene is extremely knowledgeable about all the flowers and plants as well as local history. She also knows the hiking trails very well in different reserves/areas outside of Capetown that are well worth doing if you are interested in exploring some other areas.
      Written 20 October 2018
    • morangi2018
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The table top of the mountain is a spectacular scene, like none other that I have ever seen before. The view you get from the roof top table is astounding.
      Written 24 May 2018
    • LeneDyrbak
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cape Point and Table Mountain
      We had two wonderful days with Irene as a very professional guide. She is very informed, especially about the plant life. Both along the coast at Cape Point, but also at Table Mountain. We went up Skeleton gorge to Maclears Beacon and then took the Cable Car down. Irene knows all the little paths that gives you a superb tour and even in the mist she can find the way. It makes you feel safe that she always makes sure that safety is first.
      Written 27 March 2018
    • gije993
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Strong window at top of Table mountain
      Before go to top of table mountain, we should line up long long que to buy ticket of cable car Because it was fine day and Saturday.Finally after two hours,we can reach the top of Tanle mountain. The view from there was so exiting!! Really nice view Can walk about 6km on the rock road . You should wear jacket such as light downwear because the wind is so strong ! PS I ate grilled lamb at cafe it was very good .must eat
      Written 4 March 2018
    • Flyinspanner
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a view
      Simply stunning views from the cable car, each gondola has a neat rotating floor so all get the best view as it slowly turns
      Written 4 March 2018
    • _dkrussell33
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What an awsome experiance
      I have been fortunate to have Irene as a guide on a number of hikes on Table Mountain and she is quite amazing to hike with. Her knowledge of the flora and fauna is comprehensive, as is her knowledge of the history of the area. She really knows her way around the network of trails on the mountain and places a major focus on safety. Put yourself in her care and you won't have any regrets.
      Written 5 February 2018
    • Maureen D
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Zeitz Mocaa Museum cultural tour
      During our visit to Cape Town in November 2017, Irene from Cape and Table Mountain Tours took us to the internationally renowned architectural masterpiece that is the Zeitz Mocaa Art Museum in the Waterfront. Originally built in the 1920's as a harbour grain Silo, this building has been transformed and re-engineered in the most specactular way and houses the largest collection of contemporary African art on the continent. As you walk into the cathedral-like entrance you are literally left speechless at the magnificent sight of the sawn open cylindrical silo tubes.We started on the on the top floor/roof where we enjoyed the views and worked our way down floor by floor exploring each exhibition. And ended the tour with lunch at a local fish and chips shop close by. We would like to thank Irene for taking us on this tour and providing us with a a truly memorable experience.
      Written 5 February 2018
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
    Very good

    Adrian M
    54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mont La Rochelle national park is beautiful
    We mount dutoitskop which gives you great views over franschoek
    Plan your trip and visit tourist information in franschoek before going to the park they have maps which are unavailable at the park office. There are 4or5 really good walks to do but you need a map
    Written 27 January 2020
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