Hoerikwaggo Trail

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Hoerikwaggo Trail information

Lonely Planet review

Seasoned hikers will relish the challenge of the spectacular six-day, five-night Hoerikwaggo Trail, which, when it’s fully up and running (hopefully in 2010), will stretch around 80km or so from Cape Point to the upper cable-car station on Table Mountain. The trail, for which you need to self-cater, can be tackled in full (R2100) or in two-day, one-night sections (R420). Accommodation is in permanent tented camps with comfy beds in sturdy canvas tents protected by wooden shelters. If you don’t have your own sleeping bag your can hire bedding for an extra R75 per night. A maximum of 12 people are on each hike.

At the time of research three of the camps were operational: Slangkop, Silvermine and Orange Kloof. They will eventually by joined by camps at Smitswinkel Bay, just outside of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Signal Station above Simon’s Town. The camps have been beautifully designed to blend in with and reflect their different natural environments. They each have good catering and washing facilities.