ZA Guide
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ZA Guide is an owner-operated guiding company based in Cape Town, South Africa, at the foothills of the iconic Table Mountain.


Hendré and Matthew are both highly qualified and registered guides offering a wide a variety of hikes and scrambles on this 7th Wonder of Nature and the rest of the Cape Fold mountain range.


There are many routes leading to the top of Table Mountain and they can be taken on as a half or full day option. Have a look at our popular route options and contact us to discuss the best route for you.


ZA Guide now also offers private tours in Cape Town specialising in Wine and City Tours.

Meet your ZA Guides: Hendré & Matthew Zoutendyk

Since 2012, Hendré has been sharing her passion for the mountains with others as a professional mountain guide.


Apart from being a guide, she is also a part of the local mountain rescue team. She takes pride in her ability to provide a safe and educational experience for her clients, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout their journey. Her positivity and enthusiasm for the mountains are contagious, making her an excellent guide for beginners as well as advanced outdoor enthusiasts


Matthew is a qualified Culture Guide for the Western, Eastern and Northen Cape specialising in Wine. With a history in aviation Matthew moved over to the wine industry to pursue his love of not only wine but the viticulture side.


He also added Mountain Guiding to his impressive list of qualifications born from his love for the outdoors and his deep understanding of not only the flaura and fauna but also the history of the country which he enjoys sharing.

Devil's Peak
non technical walk/hike
DURATION: 4-5hours return
RATE: from R1050 pp*
* 50% single supplement

Devil’s Peak is a visual treat not only on the city below but looking back at Table Mountain and Lionshead! With several options for ascent it caters for all adventure levels. The walk down will be back to Table Mountain road via a non technical route.

non technical walk/hike
RATE: R1050 pp*
* 50% single supplement

Starting up from Camps Bay side of the mountain, this route takes you along the lesser populated trails on the back table. It is not a very technical route and a real treat for anyone wanting to escape the crowds and experience the magic and history rich Back Table. 

India Venster
adventurous hike
RATE: from R950 pp*
* 50% single supplement

This is the best half-day hike on Table Mountain with perfect balance of views and adventure. This hike will require some scrambling and takes about 3 hours to summit. 

Platteklip Gorge
non technical walk/hike
RATE: R850 pp*

This is the most popular and direct route up Table Mountain. Do not be fooled, just because the route is the shortest and requires no technical skill does not make it easy. Definitely strenuous but highly rewarding. This hike is well suited to those that are not fond of heights.

Lion's Head
non technical walk/hike
DURATION: 2 – 3 hours
RATE: from R850 pp*
* 50% single supplement

Lions head is a visual treat of a hike! With 360 degree views it is a favourite amongs visitors and locals alike. Best done at sunrise or sunset.

Rock Climbing
climbing/rope required
DURATION: 4 hours
RATE: from R950 pp*
* 50% single supplement

Want to learn how to Rock Climb or have always wanted to climb outside? We offer introduction to rock climbing and will teach you how to do it safely and have fun at the same time. All gear included.


Routes & Rates

Devil’s Peak




India Venster


Platteklip Gorge


Lion’s Head


Rock Climbing

How it works
Complimentary pickup for clients staying in Cape Town

Want to join ZA Guide on an adventure?
Just follow these easy steps:


1. Pick a route or climb option that will match your fitness and adventure level.


2. Send an email to or give me a call on 0832681171 to book.


3. If you’re not sure about a route, or you want more options, please let me know and we’ll match or find the perfect adventure for you.


• cable car return fees (R220)

entrances fees (location specific)

taxi fees (from outside Cape Town)


minimum of a litre of water per person

sunscreen and a hat

comfortable walking shoes

warm jacket as the mountain weather can change at any time


cash or credit card for the cable car


What clients are saying...
I just wanted to thank you again for being a great guide for us on the climb on Saturday – we had a great time! I'll definitely recommend you to anyone looking to do a climb.


We hiked Table Mountain with Hendré while visiting Cape Town, and we had a great time!!! The hike itself was an awesome experience. We did the India Venster route, and it was even better than expected. It was a great feeling after making it to the top and looking down to see what we had climbed to get to the top. They had recommended this route for us, and it was my first time scrambling. Through the entire hike, Hendré did a great job of guiding us and safely getting us to the top.