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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...more
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Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I recently traveled to South Africa on holiday, stopping in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Sabi Sands. Although we enjoyed nearly all of our visit, the hike with Founder/Guide Lauren of Mother City Hikers was a clear stand-out! Cape Town is a gorgeous...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you. It was a true pleasure to guide you both up India. What a wonderful day we had. I love that our hike was a highlight of your trip. I hope it is something you'll remember for life! Thank you for taking the challenge...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let me begin with...WAUW WAUW for: -The guide Lauren for all of her Professional guidance, advice,knowledge, experience and support! - the self made healthy lunch - the spectaculair views - the total of 5 hours long hike - the workout😂 I think this trip is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris K
mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chris & Linda!! Thank you SO much for joining us last week up Table Mountain. It was also WAUW because: -of you, Linda, Debbie and Terry...what a great bunch. The people also create the magic! -the mountain speaks for itself...we just add in some...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We had the most incredible experience with Lauren hiking India Venster. She is very knowledgeable, very easy to talk to, and super patient with our need for water breaks. India Venster is not for the faint of heart, especially in the heat. We never ever...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hellllllo! Thank you for your in depth review. I really appreciate it :) You are too kind. You did very well on India Venster and I'm happy you were up for the challenge! It was a true pleasure to meet and guide you and I...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

I booked twice with Mother City hikes and Teodor was my guide on both hikes. I had a wonderful time on both days. On the first day, we had a beautiful sunset watch and as the honeymooner couple who was on the hike with me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your detailed email. I am so pleased it all worked out and you had a wonderful picnic with Teodor, and hike up India the next day too. I love the misty, magical, mysterious weather. Next up: climbing with Teodor! Will be amazing....More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Lauren is a Fantastic hiker - very nice person and we had a wonderful time together with the Indian Venster Hiking. She knows many about the nature and the city. It was an amazing experience. She is also helpful and look at everything. Thanks to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you Tina! You were just a pleasure to guide and be with on our special hike. I LOVED your enthusiasm and lust for life. You've had such a wonderful trip in Southern Africa because you've created and been open to that goodness. Lucky you....More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Lauren is amazing!! We hiking the Lion's Head at 5 a.m. The sunrise was awesome!! Lauren taught us about history, medicinal plants and mainly respect with environment.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hellllllo, thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased to hear you loved it as much as I did :) Sunrise is just beautiful out there and I am so pleased to hear it was the best one of your life!...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Lauren Metcalf's company was recommended to us by our travel agent at Rhino Africa, and it was a fantastic recommendation. My husband, daughter (13), and I did a 1/2 day hike along the 12 Apostles side of Table Mountain, with spectacular views of Camps Bay...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you so much! I appreciate your taking the time after your holiday to write this in depth review of our trip. I am so happy to hear you found our hike to be a highlight for your family!! We love to hear that :)...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Lauren is fabulous. My 22 year old son and I were encouraged to take a more challenging route (Indian....) up table mountain. So glad we did. Lauren was patient and qualified to keep us safe As well as being so knowledgeable about plants and cape...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hellllooo! I've missed you two here :) I am SO thankful you joined me and it was truly a pleasure to meet you both and share mountain time... you are very special people. Thank you for showing us all how to live and be in...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lauren made our hike up Table Mountain the highlight of our Cape Town trip. Her knowledge of the plants and animals instilled in us a greater appreciation for that unique ecological habitat. Sensitive to our needs, Lauren not only provided plenty of food and water...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you!! It was so nice to have you out there with me sharing the beautiful mountain, all the stories and fun along the way. I really appreciate your in depth review of our trip! It's nice to hear you feel that it was a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Lauren was a perfect table mountain hiking guide. She knows the various trails very well and was flexible if we wanted to change difficulty levels mid-trip. We were new to Cape Town and she gave us a bunch of recommendations and even called in a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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mothercityhiker, Owner at Mother City Hikers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Helloooo! Thank you so much for your review. I loved guiding you both and it was a real pleasure to have you on the mountain showing you all the amazing things to see, feel, touch, explore :) Thank you for coming and I hope to...More

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