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The Hoerikwaggo Trail:

Certain Portions of the Hoerikwaggo Trail are open for hiking.

Note that the section Smitswinkel to Redhill is across private land and the landowners consent is required if you wish to walk in this area and the same is applicable to the section at the top of Chapmans Peak.

Accommodation along the trail is only available at Smitswinkel Tented Camp, Slangkop Tented Camp and Orangekloof Tented Camp. Please contact Central Reservations on 012 428 9111 for further information or to book these sites.

There is currently no accommodation available at Silvermine Tented camp as the site was burnt in a fire.
Alternate accommodation can be sourced in the suburb of Noordhoek at private Bed and Breakfasts should you wish to hike the entire trail.

Table Mountain National Park recommends that you always hike/walk in a group of four or more and that you always advise someone of your departure time, route and arrival time. Please do not hike anywhere in the park with valuables.

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Hoerikwaggo™ Trail

Trail Ethics

To hike the Hoerikwaggo™ Trail is a rare privilege that affords hikers the unique opportunity to overnight on the Table Mountain Chain.

For your own enjoyment and that of your fellow hikers please note the following:

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Hoerikwaggo™ Trail

Our Paths & People

Poverty Relief

Entitled “Building paths, building people” the construction project of the Hoerikwaggo™ Trail paths and accommodation upgrades was a part of the Table Mountain National Park’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

This project enabled the Table Mountain National Park to do much-needed infrastructure maintenance and simultaneously implementing the ethos of “benefits beyond boundaries” by employing and training over 420 unemployed people from townships around the peninsula and on the Cape Flats.

Through hard work and dedication, certain individuals in the Programme have achieved independent contractor status. These contractors in turn employ their own teams of ten people and contract their services into the Park. Over time these contractors have developed the necessary skills and experience to seek contracts with other organisations.

Through contractor training and development we aim to have developed 40 Small to Medium Enterprises (SMME’s) through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

The EPWP has thus assisted the park to turn conservation efforts in to a socially relevant and empowering arena for the people of Cape Town.

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Our Paths

Ultimately over 80 kilometers of paths will have been built or upgraded for the Hoerikwaggo™ Trail. Under the joint management of civil engineer Mark Stone and path building expert James Nowickki the Table Mountain National Park is developing a network of durable, state of the art paths for the protection of the fynbos ecosystem as well as the comfort and safety of our visitors. The materials used are all natural and, where possible, have been sourced locally.

Table Mountain National Park has hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails across the park and hence does not put out an official series of hiking trail maps. We do however recommend that you walk either with an accredited guide who is familiar with the area or that you purchase a hiking map of the section of trail that you wish to traverse.

Local new agents stock a selection of maps in this regard and we recommend that you purchase such a map prior to hiking.

Please plot your route before your departure and ensure you are familiar with alternate options should the weather change whilst on the mountain.

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