Table Mountain overnight breakaway

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Spend a day exploring Table Mountain and enjoy a night on the mountain in a comfortable cottage.  Descend to the Constantia Winelands the following day for lunch and spend the afternoon wine tasting before returning to the city.

Highlights of this experience include pristine mountain fynbos and stunning views on a full traverse of the eastern escarpment of Table Mountain, the highest point of Table Mountain at Maclear’s Beacon, a fully catered night in a comfortable mountain cottage and wine tasting in the Constantia Valley. 

The trip is intended to appeal to guests looking for a wilderness experience of Table Mountain and assumes a hiking ascent, however, pending operation of the Table Mountain Cableway, ascent by cable car is an option for those guests not wanting to walk up the mountain.

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    All transfers on a private basis

    Porterage of personal and group equipment

    Mineral water, trail snacks and refreshments during hiking activities

    1 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches & 1 x Dinner, including mineral water and hot beverages

    Limited wine and malt at dinner and sundowner cocktails

    Wine tasting

    All entrance fees and costs pertaining to the tour

    Access to Active Africa personal hiking equipment – cold weather gear, trekking poles, back packs, water bottles.



    Table Mountain Cableway Tickets

    Personal purchases

    Any additional alcoholic beverages

    Guide Gratuities


    While the trails are not technical, there is no vehicle support once on the trail to assist guests who no longer wish to participate.

    All personal and group equipment is portered to the cottage by our team – guests need only hike with a light day pack.

    Most dietary requirements can be catered for provided ample advance notice is given, although please note that strict Kosher or Halaal diets may be limited and attract a surcharge.

    Note that in the event guests do not drink wine, or simply prefer not to visit the wine farms on Day 2, we will replace this experience with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens before returning to Cape Town.

    The winter months (June – September) can be cold and wet, but this often does not detract from the beauty of the hikes. December and January can be very windy in the reserve, but again, this does not normally affect hiking.

    Please note that while this tour can be offered any day of the week, over weekends and during school holidays cottage availability can be limited and we advise booking well in advance to avoid any disappointment


    • Ascent – Moderate to Challenging.  Grade varies depending on the ascent route selected, but any ascent will involve rugged mountain trails that are uneven underfoot and ascend over a sustained period of time.  Certain ascent trails may include light rock scrambling and exposed ledges where a good head for heights is required.
    • Traverse – Moderate.  Even if ascending by Cable Car, the grade can vary depending on the route selected, but all trails are over undulating terrain on rugged mountain trails that can be uneven underfoot.  Some routes may include short but steep ascents and descents.

    Ascent Route Options:

    Discussed with the guide prior to making an ascent, this could be any one of the following options:

    • Platteklip Gorge – Moderate, a non-technical but sustained ascent on good paths over 2 to 3hrs.
    • India Venster – Hard to Challenging, sustained ascent of 3 to 4hrs on paths that can be eroded in places.  This route involves steep terrain and rock scrambling where the use of a safety rope may be recommended – while no previous climbing experience is required, guests should have a good head for heights and a sense of adventure if undertaking this route.
    • Kasteelspoort – Moderate to Hard, sustained ascent on good paths over 2 to 3hrs.  This route ascends the western buttresses of the mountain above Camps Bay.
    • Diagonal – Hard to Challenging, sustained ascent of 3 to 4hrs over paths that can be eroded in places and involves some light scrambling. This route ascends the western buttresses of the mountain above Camps Bay.
    • We are able to offer a number of more technical or longer, unusual routes on the mountain depending on guest fitness, experience and preference – please ask your Active Africa consultant.

    For takeaway information, please download our Overnight on Table Mountain fact sheet 


    The Overseers Cottage is a South African National Parks facility.  It is a simple and rustic mountain cottage, but it is pleasantly appointed with individual rooms featuring comfortable beds and linen, gas-heated hot showers, flushing toilets and a stylish living area both indoors and out.

    The cottage can accommodate 16 people in total, although we do not recommend more than 10 guests at a time.  The cottage is booked for private use – guests will not be sharing the facility with other guests.

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