Vertigo Adventures

G uided Rock Climbing and Hiking is our trademark speciality. Table Mountain Climbing is a very unique experience with breathtaking views and solid rock. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced people alike, 40% of our clients have never climbed outdoors before climbing on Table Mountain! 
Hiking in Cape Town has become ever more popular with most of our trips ascending the India Venster, Kloof Corner and Platteklip routes, the longer and quieter routes on The Twelve Apostles are soughtafter for their tranquility. 
Despite being only 3hrs from Cape Town, The Cederberg Climbing is more remote and offers a semi-desert feel akin to Utah. Cederberg Rock Climbing has been described as other-worldly: monolythic Sandstone Messa's with easy access and consistent weather! The hiking and trekking in The Cederberg is equally enthralling - a dry, warm and spacious venue with spectacular scenery. 
For the more experienced there is accessible yet remote-feeling Alpine Country Routes less than 2hrs from Cape Town. Du Toits Kloof Climbing is typically Alpine - suspect rock quality on occasion, difficult retreat options and full-day outings in Big Country. 
Vertigo Adventures have, also, handcrafted Climbing and Hiking tours from 5-10 days, encapsulating the best of the area. Contact Us for more information.

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India Venster

Possibly the most Googled Hiking Route on Table Mountain, the India Venster hike tackles Table Mountain front (North) face starting from Table Mountain Aerial Cable Station. A 3-4 hour hiking route suitable...

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Mountain Instructor Award (M.I.A)

The Mountaineering Instructors Award provides comprehensive assessment for individuals working as instructors in a voluntary capacity, privately or at mountaineering centers. It integrates training and assessment in a variety of...

30-05-2018 Hits:249 Instruction

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Gym to Crag

Are you a gym-climber wanting to transition to outdoor sport climbing? Are you already Sport Climbing and wanting to up your skills? The boom in new climbers has not always been...

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Accelerated Trad Leader

Duration: Saturday & Sunday + a Friday evening Are you a sport-climber wanting to explore the world of Trad Climbing? Are you already Trad Climbing and wanting to up your skills? This...

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Sport Climbing

Southern Africa is blessed with superb Sport Climbing - single pitch & multi pitch). More accessible & convenient than Trad Climbing, we are blessed with a multitude of crags with...

13-01-2018 Hits:770 Guided Rock Climbing

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Country Routes

The Western Cape has some very inviting-looking Alpine walls. A generally easy approach (though often overgrown) these routes are typically Alpine in nature: Complex route-finding The possibility of loose rock An element of...

13-01-2018 Hits:406 Guided Rock Climbing

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Climb Cederberg

The Cederberg Mountain Range is a semi-desert wilderness mountain range home to some of the finest single & multi-pitch climbing in South Africa. The summits top 2000m above sea level...

13-01-2018 Hits:507 Guided Rock Climbing

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Climb Table Mountain

Climb Table Mountain with some of the most experienced mountain guides in South Africa. To Rock Climb on Table Mountain ranks very high (pun intended) on many climbers bucket list...

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Mini Traverse - Drakensberg

A 5 day traverse across the Escarpment of the rural Drakensberg. Breathtaking vistas in the most Alpine range in Southern Africa: floods, snow and storm potential coupled with remote location...

16-01-2018 Hits:187 Guided Hiking & Trekking

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Mafadi - Highest Point in South Africa

Wilderness | Sleeping in Caves | Rock Art | Alpine Vistas | Wild Animals   Mafadi is the highest point in South Africa and situated in the Drakensberg Mountain range, home to...

16-01-2018 Hits:380 Guided Hiking & Trekking

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Platteklip Gorge

Platteklip Gorge Grade: 1 Ease: Easy Exposure:  Duration: 3-4 hours The oldest, easiest hike up the centre cleft of Table Mountain North face. The hike follows a steep but well maintained foot path and crests the...

16-01-2018 Hits:795 Guided Hiking & Trekking

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Puff Daddy

Puffer Trail Run Cost: R2000 Grade: 2 Ease: Moderate Duration: 3 days Modelled on the famous Puffer run from Cape Point to V&A Waterfront which is a yearly event limited to 180 participants held over one day.  The PUFF DADDY...

15-04-2018 Hits:228 Guided Trail Running

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W ith more than 20 years of mountaineering experience - from Trekking in the Drakensberg to Alpine North Faces and Big Wall Aid climbs, Tristan Firman has been actively guiding since 2005. Based out of Cape Town, South Africa, we specialise in Southern African adventure experiences from Rock Climbing and hiking Table Mountain to extended Drakensberg Treks and most everything in between. Registered, Certified guides ensure that you get to experience some of the breathtaking scenery that has South Africa voted as "The most beautiful country in the world", from some truly unique vantage points.

From beginner to experienced, if you are looking for adventure away from the mainstream, you have come to the right place.


Certified and Registered
Suitable for all skill levels
  • We specialise in tailor-making adventures to your skill level - EVEN if you have never climbed or hiked before
Equipment Provided
  • If you are travelling light, we have all gear/equipment you may need
Single or Combined Adventures
  • Time for more than one activity - combine them. Sleep in caves and climb rock, paddle a river
Wide Range of Areas
  • Table Mountain, Lions Head, Cedarberg, Namibia, Drakensberg and Eastern Cape
Easy Payment
  • No hidden costs and easy payment methods via PayPal

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