Cape Town Trails

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Cape Town Trails
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Cape Town Trails was born out of a love for Table Mountain and all that it offers. From quick, midweek escapes, to full days exploring with friends. As with any new place, one tries to see all the major attractions, but a lot of the time, the real gems are just off the beaten track. Our aim is to show you both the main attractions as well as the hidden gems.
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Redman96
Derby, UK106 contributions
Jan 2020
There was a group of 6 of us over for the Cape Town test match in January and we decided to try and find a guide to take 6 x over 50's up table mountain, we had a look on the internet and the first call we made was to Arno at Cape Town Trails, we struck gold.

Straight away Arno talked us through the options and gave us confidence that we were in good hands. We were met bang on time at the bottom of the mountain and the walk up began.

We are a pretty unfit bunch and many times we were struggling but rests were plentiful and well spaced out and there were words of encouragement all the way, arno took the time out to talk to us about the beauty of the mountain, the flowers, the legendary tales of the mountain and the wildlife.

He was equipped with some power foods for that quick hit when we needed it and i'm not sure that we'd have made it to the top without Arno and his ability to motivate us to do so.

We had a fantastic time in Cape Town and this was part of that memorable trip. thanks Arno for your professionalism and courtesy, 5 english lads and a kiwi are really grateful
Written 21 January 2020
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Thanks for the wonderful review Jason! It was a laugh a minute walking up the mountain with you guys :D Well done for keeping up good spirits even though it was tough going at times. May your 2020 continue in the same direction - up and up!
Written 23 January 2020
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MLennon
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great day with a great guide. Friendly experienced guy with tons of enthusiasm and local knowledge. We were blessed with weather making the climb very atmospheric. Arno was considerate and took time to point many flowers and details a casual walker would have missed. Even provided a great coffee with bill tong and nuts for breakfast by the dam before a good exploratory walk at the top of mountain. Had to buy the guy a beer he had earnt it. Would definitely recommend Arno we shall be booking again on our next trip to Cape Town.
Written 24 December 2019
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Thanks a lot Marc! It was great sharing the mountain with you :D
Written 24 December 2019
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Sofia
3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had the joy of having Arno and Brigette as our guides and had the best time. They were knowledgable and extremely patient with us all. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to hike Table Mountain!
Written 2 December 2019
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Thanks Sofia! It was great hiking with all of you :D
Written 3 December 2019
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Alex
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Jun 2019 • Family
My dad and I were fortunate enough to trek up Table Mountain with Arno van der Heever as our guide.

The trip to the summit was breathtaking, yes, but it was Arno--with his amazing facts, expert climbing assistance, and affable, passionate nature--who went above and beyond to make it the trek of a lifetime.

His passion for hiking and local history was extremely evident, and we benefited greatly from the historical, cultural, and geographical context he provided.

Our experience was further enhanced by Arno's passion for photography. Often without us even asking, he would recommend a great photo spot and enthusiastically proceed to enthusiastically photograph us with panoramic, portrait, and normal photos (via phone). Post hike, he was extremely quick to upload the photos he took of us to Google Drive and send us the link.

It was truly a privilege to be led up a world-class mountain by a world-class guide like Arno. He exceeded all my expectations and for that, I can't recommend him highly enough.
Written 1 July 2019
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Thank you very much for those amazing compliments Alex! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. It was an absolute pleasure spending the morning on the mountain with you and your dad. Hope to see you again if you return to Cape Town.
Written 2 July 2019
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Stefan S
Frankfurt, Germany6 contributions
May 2019
Today I hiked table mountain via India Venster, a great and scenic route. Arno was my guide and he was extremely professional and great! Had magnificent views and unforgettable experience. This hike and agency is highly recommended!
Written 22 May 2019
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Thanks Stefan! It was great sharing a morning on the mountain with you. Hope you to see you again!
Written 24 May 2019
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Peter
Cambridge, UK8 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Our hike up Table Mountain with Arno and Dania was the highlight of our visit to Cape Town.

We were a bit apprehensive about climbing the India Venster route. Our group of six are not experienced climbers, and the sections of scrambling and the need for a head for heights were a bit disconcerting. However, after a little gentle encouragement from Arno, we decided to go for it, and we were so glad that we did!

Arno and Dania are fabulous guides, and really great people to spend a morning with. They are friendly and knowledgeable, and made our hike up Table Mountain extremely enjoyable. They were really helpful on the technical sections, and with their demonstration, advice, support and encouragement, they made scrambles that looked impossible from below (and probably would have been without their expertise!) seem easy (ish!). They were very patient, and happy to go at our pace without rushing us on the scrambles or on our many drink/snack/rest breaks, despite us taking almost 5 hours (it's supposed to take around 3!).

This was a wonderful experience, and I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone considering a hike up Table Mountain.
Written 11 May 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful Peter! It was great spending the morning on the mountain with all of you and I'm very glad you got to experience the beautiful India Venster route :D
Written 13 May 2019
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Chris Panas-Galloway
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Apr 2019 • Family
We went with a mixed group of kids and adults and one person who is not very comfortable with heights, and Arno took it all in his stride, putting everyone at ease and really putting us all in a great frame of mind for the hike up Platteklip Gorge. His stories, patient attitude, and fantastic pictures really brought together a wonderful morning. Having his experience allowed us to prepare properly for the walk up - and crucially not choose the more difficult option that would not have been the right choice for our group - and that meant that we were ready for the challenges on the hike. I'd certainly recommend walking with Arno and I'd definitely hire him again as a guide!
Written 9 May 2019
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Thank you very much for your review Chris! It was a pleasure spending the morning on the mountain with all of you and I look forward to showing you some other gems on the mountain on your next trip ;)
Written 11 May 2019
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Camilla McArdle
4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Arno took us up Table Mountain - a family of 4

We had an absolutely superb time - Arno was a fantastic guide and we can highly highly recommend him

This really was such a highlight
Written 26 April 2019
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Thanks Camilla! It was a lot of fun spending the morning on the mountain with all of you ;)
Written 28 April 2019
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David C
Nashville, TN8 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
I've summit-ted Table Mountain five times now, with five different guides, up every major route. Arno led me up the latest, Platteklip Gorge and was the best guide and companion ever. He comfortably adapted to my pace and wove in great stories and information about the mountain as I was taking the extra ,breaks. He carried a full pack, ready for anything, and served hot coffee at the top. I rarely get photos of myself on climbs but his were some of the best I've seen--again he went above and beyond what I expected. Don't hike alone. Hike with Arno.
Written 6 February 2019
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Thanks for the kind words David! It was a lovely morning of sharing stories and coffee on the trail ;)
Written 7 February 2019
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HWright
2 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
Had an awesome time with Arno yesterday morning hiking Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine. He was very knowledgable and set a good pace for us but was also great company and took photos for us along the way. Would definitely book again for another trail!
Written 21 January 2019
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Thanks Harriette! It was a lot of fun spending a morning on the mountain with all of you :D
Written 23 January 2019
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