The Hoerikwaggo Trail

The Hoerikwaggo Trail started as a project many years ago, and whilst the entire trail has still not really crystallized as envisaged, massive amounts of work have been done on the concept, and you can certainly enjoy the almost complete trail.

The word Hoerikwaggo comes from the Khoi-San word meaning ‘mountain in the sea’ which is a more romantic name for  Table Mountain. The Trail in total is an epic journey from Cape Point Lighthouse to Tafelberg Road overlooking Cape Town and Table Bay. The trail includes Cape Point Nature Reserve, Silvermine Nature Reserve, Orange Kloof and Table Mountain and passes through fynbos, up mountain peaks, across beaches and into indigenous forest.

Technically there is no charge for hiking the trail, although you would have to pay if you wanted to do the sections through Cape Point Nature Reserve (an entrance fee) and Orange Kloof (a permit and a guide).

http://www.hoerikwaggotrail.org/ is Jenman African Safaris and not an official site for the trail (though in my opinion they have done everything possible to make it look like they are the official site, including the URL).

The official site is a page on the SANParks site: http://www.sanparks.org/parks/table_mountain/ht/default.php. Here you will find everything you need to know.

As we are so spoilt living here and have such easy access to the trail I can’t see myself ever doing the route in in one continuous effort, but we have started doing sections of it, overnighting where possible.

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David

Outdoor adventure enthusiast living on the Garden Route.