Cape Town

Hoerikwaggo Table Mountain Trail


, Table Mountain National Park,
Cape Town,

South Africa,

Part of a developing network of overnight hiking trails within Table Mountain National Park, the Table Mountain Trail is a three-day, two-night portaged, catered, and guided walk that weaves city history together with the mountain’s natural wonders, like oversize king proteas, ancient ferns, and waterfalls. Accommodations are in historic buildings given a modern African treatment, with bright fabrics and eco-conscious furnishings like lamps made from recycled milk-bottle caps. (Bedrooms and bathrooms are often shared, but this is still the most luxurious way to experience the mountain). Meals are traditional—Cape Malay fish cakes, South African barbecue—and hearty. The all-inclusive cost is around $240 per person.

Insider Tip: The trip can be done without the first day’s city walk for a lower price (about $210).