Making the claim for the best view in a region famous for them, the hike to Perdekop Peak in the mountains above Franschhoek has hikers enjoying lunch while gazing at vistas that take in range after range of Cape mountains.
This superb hike takes you along Table Mountain's famous Twelve Apostle Peaks, a comfortable, mostly gentle, flat walk following the upper reaches of the lower slopes of the mountain, with breathtaking views of Camps Bay's white sandy beaches and the Atlantic ocean's azure blue waters, merging with the sky's blue and the earth's curvature. After lunch, shuttle or bike (choice is yours) out to the picturesque seaside town of Llandudno for the afternoon's walk, following the wild coastal footpath to Oude Schip from Sandy Bay - with the peaks of the Twelve Apostles now behind your, covering your tracks and keeping vigil on your progress.
Enjoy a guided walk through Masiphumelele, the local informal settlement on the Cape Peninsula. The tour is focused on the spirit of community and includes a locally prepared lunch and other cultural interactions.
Following the famous Smuts Track to the Table Top, walkers walk through flower-strewn fynbos and past waterfalls and frog-filled streams, enjoying sensational views of Cape Town, False Bay and the city’s surrounding mountain ranges, snow-capped in winter. Reaching the highest point of the mountain, Maclear’s Beacon, the views open up to take in Table Bay and Robben Island, landmarks that guide hikers across the flat-top and to the cable car for an easy way down.