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. Here Matthew, who is highly qualified and a registered guide, offers 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 Tours to award winning estates.

About
Meet your ZA Guide, Matthew Zoutendyk

 

Matthew is a qualified Culture Guide for the Western Cape and all her gems 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.

 

Backing him up is Hendré de Villiers, who has been an active part of Mountain Rescue since 2009 and a qualified Mountain Walking Leader, Abseil Supervisor & Rock Climbing guide.

Devil's Peak
non technical walk/hike
DURATION: 4-5hours return
RATE: from R800 pp*
* 50% single supplement
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LOCALS

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.

Kasteelspoort
non technical walk/hike
DURATION: 4–5 HOURS
RATE: R950 pp*
* 50% single supplement
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LOCALS

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. 

Platteklip Gorge
non technical walk/hike
DURATION: 2 – 2.5 HOURS
RATE: R750 pp*
* 50% single supplement
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LOCALS

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 R650 pp*
* 50% single supplement
DISCOUNTED RATES FOR LOCALS

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. Please note: Lion’s Head is currently closed due to Covid 19 but there are alternatives! Email matthew@zaguide.co.za to discuss

Routes & Rates
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Devil’s Peak

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Kasteelspoort

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Platteklip Gorge

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Lion’s Head

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 matthew@zaguide.co.za 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.

RATES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING 

• cable car return fees (R200)

entrances fees (location specific)

taxi fees (from outside Cape Town)


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

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

snacks

cash or credit card for the cable car

 

Reviews
What clients are saying...
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.

Jessica

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.

Fred

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