Mother City Hikers
Mother City Hikers
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We offer unforgettable hiking trips on Table Mountain taking you to spectacular places and making you feel right at home. We tailor make our trips to suit each client's ability in order for you to have a one of a kind experience. 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa

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Travellers' Choice
2024

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Lori E
Boerne, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We hiked Lions Head Mountain on June 15 with Yvette and a professional photographer and her assistant at our request. The photographer was set up through Mother City Hikers. Yvette was an awesome guide! She took periodic breaks to explain the flora along the hike, she was in tune with her hikers and assessed the need when we needed breaks. She also had a "Plan B" for those of us who did not want to go to the top. She guided us to a spot with a fantastic view and had hot tea and snacks for us to enjoy while she took our 3 teenage sons to the top with the photographer to get some awesome shots! The hike itself was what we considered to be moderate due to inclination and the rocks we had to traverse, but Yvette was very mindful of our individual abilities and led the hike at a pace that was acceptable for all of our levels. Overall, Mother City Hikers provided us an amazing experience and we would certainly use them again when we return to Cape Town.
Written 28 June 2024
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Thank you SO much for taking the challenge and for choosing us! Yvette let us know what a great family you were and the special reasons for the photographs. An inspiring way of doing things...thank you for that. The agent that booked with us set up the photographer and we just liaised with her to make sure all ran smoothly. Glad it did! I am so happy you all got out there and got the pics and the experience that was needed and hoped for. Thank you so much for your time and energy! We hope to see you all back again one day (with the kids families too!). All the best!
Written 30 June 2024
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Louisa L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We hiked Lion’s Head with Henning on one of our first tours in Cape Town. He came prepared with extra water, snacks, and supplies. We moved at our pace and he was knowledgeable about the history of South Africa and local fauna and flora. We likely would not have hiked Lion’s Head without a guide. He made us feel safe navigating parts of the hike that were a bit trickier.
Written 9 June 2024
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review about your trip with us! It is great to hear you felt safe and taken care of with Henning. Well done on doing the hike as it is a challenging one! Thank you again and we hope to see you back again one day.
Written 30 June 2024
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Nicole G
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Our first day in Cape Town my husband and I opted for a hike up Table Mountain— a feat not many know is an option given the Cable Car Option, however we are so glad we did! Our guide from Mother City Hikers, Johan, was waiting for us in our hotel lobby for our sunrise hike. With him, he brought a backpack, waters, jackets and a snack bag to bring along. We chatted about our goals of the hike and discussed route options. It was a windy day, so we were nervous the cable car wouldn’t be running for the way down, but opted for the Platteklip Gorge Trail and are happy we did! I would say this is a moderate to difficult trail, and hiking boots were a great addition that we had. Johan was born and raised locally and was able to answer any question we had and provided a plethora of knowledge on the landscape, birds, and plant varieties. He did not rush us along an all and encourage frequent breaks to take in the views and beauty. Johan was attentive to all of our wants and needs and even provided up with some photos along the journey up. I cannot express my sincerest and deepest appreciation to Johan and the Mother City Hikers team for making our trip some memorable! If you are so lucky to have Johan as your guide, consider yourself blessed! To cross paths with him, is a light in its own way.
Written 5 June 2024
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THANK YOU. Thank you for seeing the beauty of Cape Town and of Johan. He is a gem, and both you and we are blessed to be in his presence. He is a truly gentle nature being. We are happy to hear you had the flexibility we share as far as tailor making the hike to suit your needs on the day. There really are so many amazing routes to enjoy and explore so we hope to see you back again one day. Your review is kind and thorough. We really appreciate the time and energy it took for you to make it happen...the hike and the review :) Take good care and we hope to see you back agin one day.
Written 30 June 2024
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Travelinscout
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very responsive to our needs. Due to bad weather we had to modify the hike based on the wind direction and rain. Our guide, Yvette provided excellent options of various hikes that would be safer during these conditions. All the gear and snacks were provided. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about the geology and plants. We had a great time.
Written 1 June 2024
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Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the hike and were able to get out there despite the wet and windy conditions. Well done! We love getting out there and experiencing nature in all kinds of weather so we are happy that you were up for that too. Thanks a mil for sharing your experience here, it means a lot to us!
Written 30 June 2024
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João Pagliuso
Sao Paulo, SP5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We took the guided hiking to the top of Lion’s Head to watch the sunset. It was beautiful, the views were amazing, you can see all of the city and look at Table Mountain from there. The sunset is amazing too, it sets in the middle of the ocean providing a wonderful view and beautiful photos.

Our guide, Henning, was incredible, he knew everything about the tour and Cape Town. He also knew his way around Lions Head very well!
Written 30 May 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your trip with us. It's great to hear your perspective! Glad you enjoyed Henning and found the scenery amazing and beautiful too. Well done and a big thank you for making this a part of your trip while you were in Cape Town. Thank you SO much and let us know when you're back :)
Written 30 June 2024
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judy b
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Our hike up Lions Head with Monique was an amazing memorable adventure. Monique successfully guided six of us of varying ages and skills up and down Lions Head. She was incredibly attentive and especially helpful when we confronted some unanticipated challenging spots for us flatlanders from New Orleans and made sure we made it to the top . We encountered breathtaking amazing views at every turn. Monique’s knowlege of the area only added to what was a once in a lifetime experience. I highly recomend Monique and Mother City Hikers.
Written 30 May 2024
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Thank you so much for trusting us with your family and taking the challenge of hiking Lions Head! Well done-it is not easy at times but you did it! We are happy to hear your experience was amazing and memorable. So happy you took the time to do this. We hope the memories last a lifetime, and if not-come on back and make some new ones with us :)
Written 30 June 2024
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Ben
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing experience with Johan hiking up Table Mountain! He was extremely knowledgeable about the mountain and we stopped along the way to learn about various plants, animals, bird calls, etc.

The weather on the mountain was foggy and limited our view from the top of the mountain, but that just made the day feel even more special as it allowed us to focus on the mountain itself.

Would highly recommend for any couple or group that wants to visit the area!
Written 25 May 2024
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us here. So happy to hear you enjoyed the hike with Johan. And a hike in the mist IS even more special....making everything focused right in front of you. Thank you so much for taking the time to spend with us in nature and for writing your perspective about it here. Much appreciated!
Written 26 May 2024
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Barbara B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Simply the best experience! I love hiking and have done a quite a few adventures, but being at Table Mountain with Lauren was something else, as it'd be possible, she makes the incredible views even more special with such passion, great energy and lots of knowledge about the local nature and history.
Written 13 May 2024
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Simon
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
Had the best time with Lauren as always. Super knowledgable about the mountain and its history which is always fascinating. Good to connect and be present in nature with her and my team.
Written 6 May 2024
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Thank you! Was a treat as ALWAYS to be with you and the team, exploring your own backyard. Hope we will see you again next year or sooner :) Keep well and keep getting into nature.
Written 11 May 2024
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Jess S
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Wow, what can I say? From the very start Lauren guided me before I even got to the foot of the mountain - calling me in the uk to run through everything , with no pressure to book. Once we booked she kept in contact up until our arrival , private collection and introducing us to the amazing Johan October who was our private guide up Lions Head for sunset.
He was so knowledgable, kind and passionate about the mountains and his country, sharing so much information about flora and fauna and the history of SA.
We felt very safe as he guided us up ladders and a few chains, until we reached the top and had the most insane view we have ever had.
We can’t thank Johan enough for this experience - it was our highlight during our 4 day stay in Cape Town.
Thanks Lauren for organising - cannot recommend Mother City Hikers more!
Written 3 May 2024
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You made our day! Thank YOU for trusting us with your very special trip. You were very cautious with regards to who to book with, and that is a wonderful way to be. I am very grateful you chose us AND that you had the best time ever. Well done on making it happen and for taking the challenge. Johan is an amazing guide who truly gives his all on every hike-thank you for loving it and sharing your experience here for others to see. We can't wait to welcome you back again one day, soon! All the best!!
Written 11 May 2024
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