What to wear
Generally in summer you will wear no more than a T-shirt, but there are days you will need to wear a light Jacket or a warm top – always bring something warm even on summer days, just in case, as weather can quickly change and it can get cold and windy at the top even if the forecast is good.
Shorts are preferred in summer, but loose fitting pants are also OK, it’s always best to wear something light. Jeans are not recommended for hiking.
Hiking shoes or boots are best, but if you are travelling you can get away with wearing trainers. Don’t not wear flip-flops or crocs even if they are fitted with a strap.
In winter you may see the weather changing in seconds, ALWAYS be prepared for the worse so you don’t get caught out. Remember the higher you go the colder it gets.
Waterproof Jackets and a fleece are recommended, always try to wear layers as you can adjust to the temperature and it gives you more options.
Long loose trousers or shorts can be worn in winter, waterproof ones are always best. Again jeans are not recommended for hiking.
Waterproof shoes are best if rain is predicted, but on most winter hikes you can get away without them .Gloves and a hat can be used but most of the time you will get away without them too.
What to bring
Sunscreen is a must in summer, factor +30 is recommended, apply this before the hike and bring some along too.
Caps are great to block out the sun and sunglasses are a welcome too, although they can start to steam up when we get going, so bring a case along.
A back pack is a bonus, but it is not essential. You can carry water in your hand and tie spare clothing around your waste, although it will more comfortable and great for storing water and spare clothing etc.
Water is a must, do not hike without it. We recommend a 1 – 1.5 litres of water per person, remember the more you take the heavier it makes you – so don’t go too overboard.
Snacks are optional and route depending, recommended on longer full day hikes and not too necessary on half day hikes.
There is a shop and restaurant at the top and many routes will lead you there at the end, credit/debit cards can be used here.
You may bring your phone, there is reception in only some areas and Table Mountain has a free WiFi area near the cable car station if need be.
Cameras – of course you don’t want to miss out on taking pictures along the way.