The Wind Mountain
Duration: +/- 5 hours
Cost: R1800pp (1 person)
R950pp (2 people)
R380pp (children under 12y)
Free (children under 5y)
Included: Experienced and qualified mountain guide in English, Italian and/or German language.
A cup of tea or coffee.
Excluded: hiking gears
Transport: pick up can be arranged
Meeting Point: Tafelberg Rd, Cape Town
Start Time: 8am in winter (Apr-Sep)
7am in summer (Oct-Mar)
Lunch: lunch pack (on request R130)
Difficulty: moderate to challenging
What to expect: A qualified guide will assist on the route and lead you on top of the mountain to ensure you will get the best experience and knowledge of South Africa’s history, nature and culture. It is known as ' Windberg' or ' Wind Mountain' because of the strong wind once reaching the top of it.
The trail begins gradually and becomes steeper near the top (1001m elevation). Beautiful 360 degree views of Cape Town, Table Bay, Table Mountain and the Lion's Head, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Southern Suburb!
Rock formations on the peak of the mountain are ideal for a lunch break as well as shelter from the wind.
What to wear:
Comfortable footwear (hiking boots or running shoes)
The weather is unpredictable in the mountain so please bring a raincoat and wear layers of clothes so you can take off and on.
Walking poles can be useful to not put strength on knees and ankles (optional)
Water (at least 2 litres if it is a hot day even more, a cup every 60 minutes)
Sunblock, daypack, camera and hat in summer
Long pants, beanie and gloves in winter
Rules to follow on route:
Do not litter
Do not be too noisy
Do not pick up flowers
Do not trample vegetation
Do not interfere with the wildlife
Do not light fires
Do not play music
Always be prepared for bad weather
Never split up from the group
Have your cell phone fully charged