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Mother City Hikers

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Address: Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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We offer full or half day hiking trips on Table Mountain which was just...

We offer full or half day hiking trips on Table Mountain which was just named 'One of the New Seven Wonders of Nature'. We tailor make our routes to suit each client's ability. Whether you are looking for adventure or just a walk away from it all we will be happy to guide you and get you back in nature.

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India Venster Route: Hiking in Table Mountain from Cape Town
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Table Mountain Private Hike Tour of Kasteelpoort Route from Cape Town

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Awesome hike for my brother's birthday!

My husband and I went on a hike with Lauren in 2014 and it was my favorite activity we did in Cape Town. She is experienced, prepared for anything, and very knowledgeable about... read more

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went on a hike with Lauren in 2014 and it was my favorite activity we did in Cape Town. She is experienced, prepared for anything, and very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna on the trail as well as the geographic views from various look-outs. When I found out that my brother and his fiancee were... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lauren guided my wife, son and I up Table Mtn via Plaateklip Gorge and another trail. It is obvious that she has great knowledge not just about the various trails but also about flora and fauna of the area as well as the history of the cape. She also brought a lovely, enthusiastic personality to the hike - she was... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank you! Very thoughtful of you to write these kind words. I appreciate it so much. I LOVED the hike with your family. It was a pleasure to show you some special places on Table Mountain. Yes, you are right...there unfortunately is no 'easy' way up and starting early is a must. It would be a great pleasure to guide... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided we wanted to climb Table Mountain but not via the more direct route of Platteklip Gorge which is challenging but not that interesting. We had heard of the India Fenster trail and had seen reviews that suggested that this is a much more interesting climb with better views and more varied climbing. We had originally planned to climb... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

YAY! So wonderful to read your in depth and great review of the hike with us. I am happy we were all able to be flexible to swap the timing as it worked out in everyones favour that day. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It will certainly help others who are interested in... More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally enjoyed my hike up the Kasteelspoort Ravine despite the weather being bit wet and cloudy. Was picked up at my B&B on time by my guide Matt who was very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora. Packed lunches are also available, with plenty of water and snacks that would keep you going for 2 days. Great service right from... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank you! Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us from start to finish. Table Mountain is an incredible place and we were happy to show you a special part of it. Happy to hear you enjoyed your lunches too. Thanks again and we hope to hear from you again when you visit the Mother City next time. All... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The company gave an excellent service from the beginning. Spoke to the manager called Lauren and she was very helpful in trying to accommodate our hike. She allocated us a tour guide named Kathy who was very friendly, helpful and her passion for Table Mountain and hiking in general was clear to see. It was fun hiking with Kathy as... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Hello, I am so pleased you enjoyed your Table Mountain experience from start to finish with us. It's a beautiful mountain and I'm glad you got to feel some of the magic that Table Mountain holds (and our guides too!). We love what we do and I am happy to hear it shows. Thank you for choosing to hike with... More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mother City Hikers was highly recommended to me by my travel companion before heading to Cape Town. I booked us a hike up the mountain via the India Venster trail. Our guide was Mallorie, and she was amazing. Her knowledge of the plants was a real joy. Her attentiveness to everyone in the group allowed us to maintain a quick... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank you! I am pleased you found us and that you enjoyed the experience. Mallorie is wonderful and she enjoyed you four as well! Thank you for recommending us and for taking the time to write your review. It would be lovely to have you along with us again. Keep well! More 

New Paltz, New York
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Four of us hiked up India Venster, the most exciting and challenging way up Table Mountain for hikers, I think. Our Guide, Lauren (owner of Mother City Hikers), was great. This was my third hike with her. There was some scrambling on this route, and her guidance as to handholds and footholds was indispensable, especially as there was nothing behind... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank YOU for joining me on our 3rd hike. It is always nice to see you and have you along the hike with us. It is always a pleasure to guide you. I am so proud of you both for doing India Venster. It is an adventurous and fun route and you did it so well! Congratulations and I hope... More 

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

For my second visit to Cape Town, I wanted to squeeze in a fair bit of hiking and this provider was a one stop shop. Lauren was very flexible and accommodative in recommending various routes and setting up hikes for me. I joined an existing group booking for the Kasteelspoort route, which was great as it provided 3 separate views... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank you for wanting to hike two times while you were here. That's awesome! Most people only have time for one hike so it was great that you got to see a bit more with both your hikes, and of course get a good dose of Mother Nature while you were at it :) Thanks for posting about your experience.... More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

before coming to Cape Town we decided to do a hike on the table mountain. So we found Mother City Hikers. Lauren was very nice and found a good guide and a wonderful hike for us. We hike from early morning til middle on the afternoon. The guide Matthew showed us the beautiful nature on the mountain and found some... More 

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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

Thank you! You did an epic hike from India Venster and down Kasteelpoort back to the front of Table Mountain. Well done! Im glad you had fun with Matt, enjoyed the route and all the plants and animals along the way too. We hope to meet you again here for more hiking. Keep well and come back soon :) More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We wanted to do a hike of table mountain and found Mother City Hikers on the internet. We got in touch with Lauren a day before we wanted to do the hike. She was very friendly and managed to arrange a guide for the following day (so at very short notice!). Our guide was Matt and he came to pick... More 

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Thank Marco S
mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your hike with us up Skeleton Gorge to the Cableway. It was our pleasure to accommodate you at last minute's notice. We always do our best to get people out on the mountain for an amazing experience in nature. Matt is excellent and likes to have fun exploring...glad you enjoyed him too. Thanks again... More 

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