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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Hiking

G uided Hiking options for everyone. Whether you are wanting day hikes up Table Mountain or multi day hikes in The Drakensberg, Eastern Cape or Cederberg we have something suitable for everyone at every ability. Hikes are graded for their technical difficulty and the grade is not necessarily an indication of how exposed or strenuous they are. Each hike does carry an indication for it's suitability level - easy | moderate | strenuous as well as an exposure rating out of three
 
Click the TAB of interest below for hiking tours from half day to 2-6 days, encapsulating the best of the area. Contact Us (below) for more information.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain, Lions Head & Devils Peak

The first recorded ascent was via Platteklip Gorge in 1503! Table Mountain offers a spectacular hiking oppertunity for all. 

Platteklip Gorge
  • Grade: 1
  • Ease: Easy
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
India Venster
  • Grade: 2
  • Ease: Easy-Moderate
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
Kloof Corner
  • Grade: 2
  • Ease: Easy-Moderate
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 4 hours
Mowbray Ridge
  • Grade: 2
  • Ease: Moderate
  • Exposure: 
  • Duration: 5 hours

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"Ease"

When we talk about "ease" we are referring to how easy the adventure is to fascilitate. It is important to NOTE that rock climbing by nature can vary in the technical grade difficulty immensly, even at the same venue. This description is meant as an indication of how easy it is to get to and from the rock. Once we are at the rock, there will be various technical difficulties to choose from.
For example an "Easy" adventure which is suitable for advanced/experienced persons means that it is easy to fascilitate but that the actual rock climbing is very difficult.

Easy: Suitable for every member of the family
Moderate: Suitable for all physically fit people
Hard: Long length, substantial elevation gain, and/or difficult terrain. Suitable for more experienced hikers/climbers or very fit people.
Strenuous: Full day’s hike over a long and often difficult route. Suitable for only experienced hikers in excellent physical condition.

Experience Level

We try to match the adventure to your level. Obviously a climb which is suitable to a novice, will be suitable for an experienced climber as well, if that is what they are after (or accompanying a novice friend. But the reverse is not true and an route more suited to skilled climbers is often very unpleasant (and dangerous for everyone) for the novice.

Novice: Never climbed before (indoors or outdoors)
Beginner: Climbed before. Often this means that you climb in a gym but not outside
Intermediate: Climbed indoors and/or outdoors before. Often this means that you lead-climb sport routes but not traditional routes
Experienced: Lead-Climbed extensivly outdoors. Implies a familiarity of traditional climbing.

Exposure

Exposure is a climbing and hiking term. Sections of a hiking path or climbing route are described as "exposed" if there is a high risk of injury in the event of a fall because of the steepness of the terrain. If such routes are negotiated without any protection, a false step can result in a serious fall.

no exposure

mildly exposed

exposed

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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.

Features

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