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Safety First

All our hikes and runs are guided by qualified guides. They have had specialist training on all safety aspects for taking guests out on tours. There is however still responsibility that each guest must take, find bellow some guidelines for safety, weather and kit.

Guiding and Hiking Safety

Do not hike alone.

  • Choose an experienced guide/leader for your group.
  • Always listen to your guide.
  • Choose your route according to your ability, fitness and experience.
  • Never split up and go in different directions.
  • Travel at the pace of the slowest member.
  • Avoid routes that are too hard or long, do not descend unknown ravines or cliffs.
  • If you feel you have lost your way, do not forge ahead but rather return along the way you came.
  • Watch the time - avoid walking in the dark, but carry a torch just in case you need one.
  • Know how long the hike takes before you start out; take into consideration the seasonal change in the time.
  • Plan your walk with sufficient time needed.
  • Do not plan to hike during or after bad weather.
  • The rocks on the mountain get very slippery in wet weather.
  • Get a proper weather forecast.
  • Do not plan to hike if there is a cold front approaching.
  • Do not continue in heavy rain or mist, you must conserve your energy.

Cape Town

Clear sky
  • Clear sky
  • Temperature: 15 °C
  • Wind: Southwest, 5.6 km/h
  • Pressure: 1018 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 72 %
  • Visibility: 10 km
Reported on:
Sat, 03/17/2018 - 04:00
Clothing and Gear
  • Be aware that weather on the mountain can change very rapidly, take wind and waterproof clothing.
  • Bring along sun-block, sunglasses and a hat for protection from the sun, wear suitable hiking shoes.
  • Always carry a cell phone and know the emergency rescue numbers.
  • Carry a good contour map - the best are by Peter Slingsby.
  • Carry adequate water (especially in summer) and food to replace energy.
  • The more strenuous the walk - the more refreshments you will need. If you are doing a 6 hour hike - take sandwiches and solid food.

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