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Our trips have been praised in a wide variety of media outlets, including TripAdvisor, SA Venues, Facebook, and Google reviews If you’re interested in hiking near Cape Town — and want to explore some of the most beautiful natural areas, and share good memorable times with a diverse, interesting, and often delightful group of people — consider joining and reserving for some trips today! Please email us with your questions or phone us at (+27) 817625551
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Why Join a guided hike?
Guided hikes provide a great way for solo hikers to connect with others or groups can even be rest assured of an enjoyable hike in nature with a private guide. Guided hikes we offer have a schedule of hikes in a variety of mountainous locations on trails that you might not always find by yourself. It’s given that we are the experienced hikers who are independent-minded and adventurous, who enjoys discovering and exploring nature and find happiness in sharing our passion with others. But guided hikes also meet the needs of many of us who have limited free time to research and may not be experienced to venture out by ourselves (because of safety considerations, and/or a preference for sharing with others interested parties the enjoyment and excitement of an activity in nature like hiking). Guided hikes, hiking tours, and other outdoor businesses are widespread in Cape Town and other cities. The opportunities for hiking near Cape Town are so extensive, the Cape Town metropolitan area alone is home to two dozen or more guided hike companies. Some are rather small and don’t even have websites, and quite a few accommodate particular groups with interests including group tours, team building tours, solo travelers, couples, hikes with children and more. But the majority of guided hikes welcome anyone who wants to join the tour and participate in a guided excursion. Most ventures are run by part time guides, and guided by volunteers or semi professional guides.
Some guided hiking companies are rather too casual and not well run, while other guided hiking companies are excellent and organised while at the same time offer an extensive hike schedule. Hike Lion’s Head is different in a number of ways from other hiking businesses, adventure tours, and outdoor businesses (you can read all about us on this site) — including the reason that all of our day hikes and outdoor trips are led by a single person, well-known hiking and adventure tour expert/guide from Hike Lion’s Head. However you found our website on Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook or other, chances are that you love individual sport and hiking or who would like to become a hiker for the first time, and you’re probably looking of similar mind to hike with us. In our overly busy and western world it isn’t always easy to find good friends or companions to hike with, even at last minute. If you hike with Hike Lion’s Head you’ll be joining what our clients constantly tell us is one of the best and most interesting guided hiking tours in Cape Town, with three excellent hikes to choose from on weekdays, weekends and all year-round. Meet and share memorable times with people who share the same common interest, while visiting the most scenic natural areas of Cape Town.
Hiking trips can last 90 minutes to 6 hours, or as long a time as you like to hike — minutes, days, or (for adventurous individuals) even months. Limits to hiking trips include your fitness, drive, availability of supplies, and time. For some hikers, a hiking excursion trip or guided tour is an outing limited to one day — being at home during the night.Hikers generally limit themselves to day trips: one-day hikes and tours. It’s very possible, considering day hikes, to hike each week day. Even one or two times per week. Daytime guided hiking trips that involve carrying a basic supplies backpack so you’re supplied with water and snacks — and hiking during the day and typically walking to one or more locations– are usually called day trips. Day trips, which last between half day and full day excursions — from which you can take 2 to 12 hours hikes — are often called day hikes. And day hikes where hiking is your primary activity during the day, without camping overnight — but rather hiking into the wilderness of Cape Town — are sometimes referred to as hiking holidays. In a real sense, ALL of our day hikes are mini hiking holidays — since even day hikes are, in effect, a day away from the busyness of everyday life. And like any holiday trip, a successful guided hike is likely to leave you feeling revitalized, renewed, and refreshed. In the early years of Hike Lion’s Head, we regularly offered hiking tours on almost all hikes near Cape Town, but since that time we’ve chosen to specialize in hiking trips for Lion’s Head, Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens. You’ll find our schedule of day trips, as well as our year-round schedule of day hikes, on the Hike Times page. If you’re interested in trekking and/or backpacking, see our Hikes page for details about what such trips entail, including all necessary hiking safety and preparations.
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