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Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local

Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local
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Last updated: 17 Aug 2020
A note from Hike Table Mountain or Lions Head in Cape Town Like a Local
Hiking and outdoor endeavors limit the risk of catching Covid-19, however, I have strict protocols in place and I fully follow the government's advice regarding all things corona
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Hiking / scrambling/ climbing up one of the many routes. Sunrise, Sunset and Full Moon options available - simply message me first ;o) There are 55 paths in total up The Mountain. I like to offer a wide range depending on your age/ fitness level/ ability and time constraints I can tailor it especially for you.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 116319P1
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Transport offered if within 5km radius of City (R100). Awesome full Moon Sunset hikes offered too
Exclusions
bring with you Water, Sunblock, Snacks & comfortable/ appropriate Clothing
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
**MINIMUM 2 people* There have been incidents this year where tourists have been targeted by criminals, it is so important to have a guide that you trust, that is passionate about hiking but also has common sense, knows the right places to go and carries out the activity in a fun but safe way (with lots of cool photographs thrown in as well) **Always Watssap before booking to confirm price/ pick up/ times etc* +2 779 0909437 *minimum 2 people or join a group * Pick up and drop off offered if in the City (cheaper than Uber) Day hikes meet @ 8am+/- Sunset hikes meet @ 4pm/ but I am normally flexible. *Always message before booking*
Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa *Always message first* Day hike = Table Mountain. Level = Difficult (4-6 hours total) Afternoon hike @ approx 4pm = Lions Head. Level = Average (some climbing and heights 2-4 hours) * +2 77 909 09437* Whatsapp to arrange ** *Transport offered (if in City area) = R50 each way
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport offered if within 5km radius of City (R100). Awesome full Moon Sunset hikes offered too
Exclusions
bring with you Water, Sunblock, Snacks & comfortable/ appropriate Clothing
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
**MINIMUM 2 people* There have been incidents this year where tourists have been targeted by criminals, it is so important to have a guide that you trust, that is passionate about hiking but also has common sense, knows the right places to go and carries out the activity in a fun but safe way (with lots of cool photographs thrown in as well) **Always Watssap before booking to confirm price/ pick up/ times etc* +2 779 0909437 *minimum 2 people or join a group * Pick up and drop off offered if in the City (cheaper than Uber) Day hikes meet @ 8am+/- Sunset hikes meet @ 4pm/ but I am normally flexible. *Always message before booking*
Signal Hill, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa *Always message first* Day hike = Table Mountain. Level = Difficult (4-6 hours total) Afternoon hike @ approx 4pm = Lions Head. Level = Average (some climbing and heights 2-4 hours) * +2 77 909 09437* Whatsapp to arrange ** *Transport offered (if in City area) = R50 each way
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Unfortunately it is a physically demanding and sometimes dangerous activity so able bodied people preferred
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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mpdrumond
Maputo, Mozambique59 contributions
Uphill Phil!
We simply had the vest experience!
My wife and I were in Cape Town for 5 days, and Phil helped us plan the exact perfect day to hike up Lion's Head. Aware of our "unfitness" (I carry a bit of extras in my waistline), we carried on upwards in a very calm pace. Not only he's a great guide, he took amazinh action photos along the way! Would definitely repeat the experience, and shout out to anyone visiting CPT: just contact Phil!
Written 29 June 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thank you for the review, two nicer people I have yet to meet 🙂 You can't rush perfection and I am delighted that you had the BEST experience
Written 1 July 2021
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Brandon S
Houston, TX7 contributions
Dr. Phil and the Newbies! Our first hike was a doozy!
Pre-Game
Phil aka Dr. Phil was an absolute joy to walk with. But he did so much more! I'll get to the walk in a second but my entire experience from day one was 5 star! We were only in Cape Town four days and wanted to hit the ground running. As I was discussing our flight issues and how I wasn't sure if I could make the deadline he volunteered to pick us up from the airport and even take us to the store to get some water and something to eat. PLUS... swing by the hotel to drop off our bags so that we could make the sunset on the mountain! For a small fee of course.

Background...
This was me and my wife's first real hike and we had no clue what to expect. I am in pretty good shape and have been playing basketball or on the elyptical a few times a week for years. My wife is not as athletic as I am but had been doing the elliptical and stairs at work a few times a week to prepare for our journey.

Now for the Hike
He's definately a cool down to earth guy. Very knowledgeable of the mountain and its surroundings. He seemed to be in his 30s or so and this was not a tour that seemed like an old nerd walking you through a path. It was like walking with a new friend. The path we took didn't seem like a regular trail. There was light climbing, ladders and staples which we weren't expecting but it definately added to the thrill and made me feel official.

The pace was pretty good even for me. My wife took a rest whenever she needed and didn't feel rushed at all. She completed it at her own pace (about 2.5 hrs to the top). We were both a little soar a couple days (expected for newbies), though in different areas. I felt it in my legs she felt it in her upper body. But nothing drastic.

Ohhh!
Did I mention he did all that and had a baby due any day! We fully expected a cancelation but Phil made it work. And this was one of the highlights of our trip! We loved it and even folks from Cape Town were surprised we did it.

CONGRATS ON THE BABY DR PHIL!
Written 14 June 2021
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hikelikelocal
What an awesome review! It was a pleasure meeting the two of you & showing you the beauty of the Mother City
Written 15 June 2021
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Brittany
1 contribution
Fantastic!!
May 2021 • Friends
The tour with Phil to Lion's Head was awesome!! Luckily, we had a beautiful day on the day of the tour. It was a little cloudy so he suggested Lion's Head instead of Table Mountain and it was more than I could have hoped for. The hike itself was challenging but worth it! We learned a lot about Cape Town and had great conversations with him. Phil even helped me book a paragliding tour after and drove me to site! We could not have had a better guide. He is definitely one of the best guides I've had. I highly recommend any tours with Phil.
Written 3 June 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thank you Brittany I am stoked that you both enjoyed your hike and that my recommendations helped give you a Fantastic time in Cape town, the most beautiful City in the world 😀
Written 5 June 2021
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Bhaviksha Ramouthar
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions
Awesome
May 2021 • Couples
Phil was an excellent guide, he is very friendly, entertaining and professional.His communication was super efficient from booking the hike to us meeting him at the nature reserve. He made the experience of hiking up Lions Head a memorable one and motivated us to keep going every step of the way. He even provided us with yummy snacks when we made it up to the top and was even willing to take out pictures of us. I would definitely do another hike guided by Phil in the near further.

I would highly recommend Phil if you plan on booking a guided hike.
Written 3 June 2021
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Сергей
1 contribution
awesome
Apr 2021
Great experience! Philip took us from our hotel, he was very friendly and entertaining. We had a very interesting conversation. No doubt, he is an awesome guide. definitely recommend choosing him as your hiking guide.
Written 13 April 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thank you Sergey I really enjoyed hiking with the 2 of you on the mountain, Lions Head and showing you my beautiful City
Written 16 April 2021
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Snikiwe
1 contribution
Highly recommended
Feb 2021 • Friends
Phil was absolutely amazing!! Very friendly and professional. If it wasn’t for him my first time hiking friends and I wouldn’t even have made it halfway, he motivated us and kept us going!
Highly recommended!!
Written 2 March 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thank you Snikiwe I pride myself on being friendly and PROFESSIONAL at all times so I appreciate your feedback immensely
Written 5 March 2021
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Nokubonga
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa3 contributions
Awesome Guide
Feb 2021 • Friends
From the time Philip picked us up from our accommodation and his initial interaction with us, we knew were going to have an awesome time the hiking itself, I won’t lie was challenging but Philip allowed us to take the hike according to our own pace and our fitness levels he didn’t rush, and even had some snacks for us, lol which were much as we were falling apart. After refuelling it was like we had just started the hike. he was very patient, there were moments where we wanted to give up because that’s how challenging the hike was for us considering we not very fit. he kept encouraging us by telling us how great we were doing. He took stunning pictures of us. We didn’t finish the climb, and definitely will have him guide us all the top next time. We are trying a sunrise hike next time. The sun was a bit harsh at the time we started. But the shaded areas had a amazing breeze to cool us down. I definitely will be booking Philip again. Highly highly recommend
Written 2 March 2021
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Leandre S
2 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2021 • Family
Philip was absolutely great. He was friendly and made us feel so uncomfortable. He was supportive and encouraging throughout the hike. He gave us a brief summary of the what to do in CapeTown as well as offered to assist us with any further excursions. Definitely one for the books. Thanks Philip
Written 27 February 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thanks Leandre I am so happy that you felt "comfortable" and supported throughout the hike
Written 1 March 2021
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Tour753237
Istanbul, Turkey13 contributions
Amazing
Jan 2021 • Solo
Philip promised to take me on an adventure and he indeed fulfil his promise. It was really great, wouldn't do again anytime soon because of my legs but can definitely do it again on my next visit.
Written 24 January 2021
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hikelikelocal
Thank you Primrose for the adventure and the 5* review, see you next time 🙏
Written 26 January 2021
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Tej
Dubai, United Arab Emirates93 contributions
Phil was the best
Had a great time, we were nervous at first but Phil made us feel comfortable. He was a great guide and I would recommend him to everyone.
Written 14 January 2021
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great way to see capetown
this tour was a great way to see the beautiful city of capetown just like a local person thank you for taking us
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