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Table Mountain National Park

Accommodation

Hoerikwaggo Tented Camps

Fall asleep under a myriad stars and awake to the healing sounds of nature. Our picturesque and comfortable tented camps, situated in unrivalled natural surroundings offer the ideal getaway.

Careful planning, use of invasive alien timber and innovative layout and design ensure minimum environmental impact.

Although the Hoerikwaggo trail is a five (5) day trail, one does not need to book the full trail to enjoy the tented camps. You are able to book one or two nights of the trail and merely enjoy a portion of the experience if your available time frame does not allow you to walk the full five days. We highly recommend you hire the services of the guide when you walk the trail, as Table Mountain is large and it is susceptible to dramatic weather changes in a short space of time. The trail is not portered and is designed for you to carry all your gear in a rucksack from one point to another. If you wish, you can hire the services of a porterage company, however that will be at an additional cost over and above the accommodation tariff. Note that when accommodation on the trail is reserved it is not subject to the conservation levy, however a 1% Tourism levy is still billed on top of the accommodation tariff as per Sanparks policy.

Important information: All camps offer hot water, comfortable beds, open fires, fully equipped self-catering communal kitchens/dining areas and communal bathrooms. Guests need to provide their own bedding and towels. Each camp accommodates a maximum of 12 people. Additional pax cannot be accommodated due to the tent size. All camps are easily accessible by car and have dedicated parking areas. Please take special note of the check-in and check-out times which are applicable to all Hoerikwaggo camps. These facilities are not universally accessible.

Costs:

Attention Hoerikwaggo Trail walkers:

A portion of the Hoerikwaggo Trail on private land between Slangkop and Silvermine Tented Camps has been closed as the land owner has advised that the HK trail can't encroach on his land. Hence the part of the route on the southern slopes of Chapman's Peak is no longer open to the public. We can however suggest some alternatives for you:

  • Get your guide to organise for your group to be dropped off on Boyes drive and walk up through the Kalk Bay mountains and over into Silvermine via the shaded Echo Valley forest, Amphitheatre, Gate 2 car-park, Ou Wa pad, and the Silvermine River walk. Or Start at Clovelly: Walk up the Trappieskop path, then up to Cave Peak and on to Echo Valley and then continue as above.
  • From Chapman's Peak drive hike up to Chapman's Peak Saddle and then up the southern slopes of Noordhoek peak over into Silvermine.

We strongly advise that all walkers engage the services of a qualified guide to ensure their safety and enjoyment of the hike. We also recommend that a good quality map of the mountain is purchased to allow the user to make informed decisions when out hiking.

Smitswinkel Tented Camp

This tented camp, situated just over the road from the entrance to Cape Point , lies in the shade of a weathered Flowering Gum plantation Its’ location provides the ideal base from which to explore the wealth of attractions in the South Peninsula. Boulders Beach , home to the world-renowned colony of African Penguins, is just 15 minutes drive away.

Accommodation

Activities in and around the area

  • Explore the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park and the various activities the renowned Cape Point has to offer.
  • Take a picnic to Boulders Beach and see the world-renowned colony of African Penguins.
  • Pack your hiking gear and head down a short trail to Smitswinkel Bay.
  • Grab your bicycle and head out to Cape Point or along the scenic coastal road.

Costs

  • Base rate for 2 people: R550

When walking the trail between Smitswinkel Bay Tented camp and Slangkop Tented camp in either direction please note that there is no TMNP route over the Swartkopberg as this is Defence Force and privately owned land. We recommend that you engage the services of a transport company with regards to the section between Red Hill and Smitswinkel Bay Tented Camp. Redhill is the point at which the TMNP route recommences or finishes depending on which direction you are walking the trail.

Slangkop Tented Camp – unwind next to the ocean

Nestled within indigenous Milkwoods, no more than 100m from the sea, this marine-themed tented camp is the perfect location to watch the sun sink in the Atlantic Ocean. Situated at the edge of the quaint village of Kommetjie, the camp offers a nature-based experience with the convenience of shops and restaurants close by. This is also the only camp with a dedicated play area for small children.

Activities in and around the area

  • Surf the waves of the world-renowned surf spots within 150m of the camp.
  • Take a tour through the tallest lighthouse in the southern Hemisphere by booking a Slangkop Lighthouse Tour. Bookings can be made through the National Ports Authority (seasonal).
  • Go hiking in the surrounding areas via a trail to Slangkop.
  • Visit the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National park for game viewing, hikes and various picnic sites.
  • Explore the surrounding areas by bicycle.
  • At Slangkop tented camp (as with the other tented camps) there is no departing the tented camp site by vehicle on the closure of check in time. You are however more than welcome to walk into Kommetjie by foot if you wish to have dinner or enjoy the night life of the village.
Silvermine Tented Camp – explore the mountain

Situated amongst pristine fynbos inside the Silvermine section of Table Mountain National Park, this tented camp is the ideal base from which to enjoy a range of outdoor activities - hiking, swimming, rock-climbing and mountain biking. Relevant permits and codes of conduct apply with regards to these activities.

Activities in and around the area

  • Take a leisurely stroll from the tented camp to the boardwalk leading around the Silvermine Dam and picnic or braai in the designated areas.
  • Put on your hiking boots and head up to Elephant’s eye, Constantiaberg mast, Noordhoek Peak and various other routes accessible via Silvermine.
  • Mountain bike along the Noordhoek Peak circuit, Ou wa pad and Tokai plantation.
  • Bird watchers can enjoy keeping an eye out for the Black Eagles soaring above Constantiaberg, Noordhoek and Chapman’s Peaks
  • Share your love for rock climbing with your children on a climbing wall on the exterior of the main living area at the tented camp – and then climb the Silvermine Crags for some real adrenalin.
Orange Kloof Tented Camp – relax in an ancient forest

The turnoff to this camp is just down the road from Constantia Nek going towards Hout Bay. The camp itself lies nestled within the ancient restricted-access Afromontane forest of Orange Kloof. The magic of the forest and tranquillity of the setting provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway.

Activities in and around the area

  • Orange Kloof is a restricted area and due to the conservation of the Afromontane Forest, guests must be accompanied by an accredited TMNP guide when hiking in this area (e.g. from Orange Kloof up Disa Gorge toward Table Mountain).
Check-in and check-out times for Hoerikwaggo Camps
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Check-in Summer (October - March) 14:00 p.m. - 18:00 p.m.
Check-in Winter (April - September) 14:00 p.m. - 17:00 p.m.
Check-out10:00 a.m. daily

Please note that the above times will be strictly adhered to.

Bookings

To book any one of the tented camps or for further information, contact +27 (0) 21 712 7471 weekdays from 08:00 to 16:00 or e-mail: hoerikwaggobookings@sanparks.org. Alternatively, check availability and book online. Prices are subject to change without notice and camp rules are available on request.
The Tented camps can only accommodate 12 people per night and no additional pax are allowed

Hiking the Hoerikwaggo Trail

An iconic 5 day, 4 night hiking trail traversing 75km through the world heritage site of Table Mountain National Park (TMNP), the Hoerikwaggo Trail gives hikers an unforgettable experience of travelling in the footsteps of the Cape’s ancestors and experiencing the unsurpassed beauty of the Hoerikwaggo – the “mountain in the sea”.

Olifantsbos Guest House

Possibly the most special accommodation available in Cape Town, this unique getaway is located deep in the southern part of the Cape of Good Hope and offers guests complete seclusion right on the beach.

  • The main cottage has three double rooms – one master, two with 2x ¾ beds, a fully kitted, gas-fuelled kitchen, a bathroom with a gas-fuelled geyser and an open plan lounge and dining area complete with a cozy fireplace.
  • For warm summer evenings there is generous patio and braai area with a boardwalk leading to the beach.
  • For larger groups there is an annex that sleeps an additional six people – one two sleeper and one four sleeper. The annex has its own bathroom.
  • Linen is provided.
  • As the light are solar powered and water is sourced from tanks guests are asked to conserve energy and water.

Please scroll down to view the information and rules relevant to the Olifantsbos Cottage.

Booking Details:

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email musam@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Information for Olifantsbos Guest House

  1. Check-in time for accommodation is at Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre from 14:00 to 17h00 in winter ( April to September) and 14h00 to 18h00 ( October to March) in summer and accommodation must please be vacated by 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre no later than 10h30.
  2. No late entry for this accommodation is permitted.
  3. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time. Due to the location of these units you need an escort to access them.
  4. Guests are required to be back at camp by sunset daily.
  5. Only the reserved number of guests will be allowed access to the accommodation unit. No day visitors/guests are permitted
  6. Conservation Fee (entrance fee) is not included in accommodation price and is payable daily, alternatively see more information on the WILD Card.
  7. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  8. Please note Olifantsbos has no electricity but a fridge, stove and gas lighting are provided
  9.  The My Green Card may not be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using TMNP accommodation
  10.  Guests arriving after gate closure times will not be permitted to enter the park and will need to make alternative accommodation arrangements. No refunds will be granted
  11. The Annex is only available at the additional person tariff
  12. Note no firearms are permitted
  13. A 50% deposit is required within 30 days of making a reservation and the other 50% is payable 60 days before arrival
  14. These facilities are not universally accessible.
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Eland Family Cottage

Ideal for family holidays the Eland Cottage is situated in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Park. It is electrified, offers a fully equipped kitchen and linen is provided.

Eland Family Cottage sleeps six people with one master bedroom and two bedrooms each furnished with two ¾ beds. There is an open plan kitchen/ lounge area and an enclosed patio with a jet master fireplace.

Booking Details

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email musam@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Payment Details:

By credit card, cash or cheque with 30% deposit required within 30 days of booking and the remainder 30 days before arrival. Full payment is required if you book within 30 days of arrival.

Information for Eland Family Cottage

  1. Check-in time for accommodation is at Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre from 14:00 to 17h00 in winter ( April to September) and 14h00 to 18h00 ( October to March) in summer and accommodation must please be vacated by 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre no later than 10h30.
  2. No late entry for this accommodation is permitted.
  3. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time. Due to the location of these units you need an escort to access them.
  4. Guests are required to be back at camp by sunset daily.
  5. Only the reserved number of guests will be allowed access to the accommodation unit. No day visitors/guests are permitted
  6. Conservation Fee (entrance fee) is not included in accommodation price and is payable daily, alternatively see more information on the WILD Card.
  7. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  8. Please note Olifantsbos has no electricity but a fridge, stove and gas lighting are provided
  9.  The My Green Card may not be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using TMNP accommodation
  10.  Guests arriving after gate closure times will not be permitted to enter the park and will need to make alternative accommodation arrangements. No refunds will be granted
  11. The Annex is only available at the additional person tariff
  12. Note no firearms are permitted
  13. A 50% deposit is required within 30 days of making a reservation and the other 50% is payable 60 days before arrival
  14. These facilities are not universally accessible.
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Duiker Family Cottage

Ideal for family holidays the Duiker Family Cottage is situated in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Park. It is electrified, offers a fully equipped kitchen and linen is provided.

Duiker Family Cottage sleeps six people with one master bedroom and two bedrooms each furnished with two ¾ beds. There is an open plan kitchen/ lounge area with a jet-master fire place in the lounge. Duiker has its own boma and braai area.

Booking Details

Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre on + 27 (0) 21 780 9204 between 09:00 to 16:00, Monday to Thursday and 09:00 to 15:00 on Friday’s. Alternatively email musam@sanparks.org. Telephonic reservations are recommended.

Payment Details:

By credit card, cash or cheque with 30% deposit required within 30 days of booking and the remainder 30 days before arrival. Full payment is required if you book within 30 days of arrival.

Information for Duiker Family Cottage

  1. Check-in time for accommodation is at Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre from 14:00 to 17h00 in winter ( April to September) and 14h00 to 18h00 ( October to March) in summer and accommodation must please be vacated by 10h00. Keys to be handed in at the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre no later than 10h30.
  2. No late entry for this accommodation is permitted.
  3. All members of the party need to arrive at the same time. Due to the location of these units you need an escort to access them.
  4. Guests are required to be back at camp by sunset daily.
  5. Only the reserved number of guests will be allowed access to the accommodation unit. No day visitors/guests are permitted
  6. Conservation Fee (entrance fee) is not included in accommodation price and is payable daily, alternatively see more information on the WILD Card.
  7. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  8. Please note Olifantsbos has no electricity but a fridge, stove and gas lighting are provided
  9.  The My Green Card may not be used in lieu of daily conservation fees when using TMNP accommodation
  10.  Guests arriving after gate closure times will not be permitted to enter the park and will need to make alternative accommodation arrangements. No refunds will be granted
  11. The Annex is only available at the additional person tariff
  12. Note no firearms are permitted
  13. A 50% deposit is required within 30 days of making a reservation and the other 50% is payable 60 days before arrival
  14. These facilities are not universally accessible.
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Wood Owl Cottage

This beautifully restored foresters cottage is situated in the heart of the Tokai Pine Plantation on the slopes of the Constantiaberg. Its central location offers guests the best of both worlds – easy access to the City and the seclusion of the Park and nearby hiking/ mountain bike trails.

It fully equipped and offers three double, en suite bedrooms with an open plan kitchen living area with a fireplace. There is also a separate TV room. For warmer evenings there is a patio and braai area. In addition the cottage has a telephone and is cleaned daily.

Please note:

  • Only the reserved number of guests will be allowed access to the accommodation unit.

Booking Details

TMNP Tokai Office (closed daily from 12:30 p.m. - 13:00 p.m.) on + 27 (0) 21 712 2337 / 0527 alternatively e-mail: jo.kruger@sanparks.org

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00

Payment Details:

A 50% deposit is required within 30 days of making a reservation and the other 50% is payable 60 days before arrival.

Platteklip Wash House - Oranjezicht, Cape Town & Overseers Cottage – Back Table

Overnight on the slopes of Table Mountain, in the award winning restored Platteklip Wash House or fall asleep at the beautiful Overseers Cottage, with the city at your feet and the stars as your canopy.

  • The Platteklip Wash House can accommodate up to 24 pax, fully equipped and self catered accommodation.
  • The Overseers Cottage can accommodate up to 16 pax, fully equipped and self catered accommodation. Due to the location of this facility, all visitors need to make arrangements with the Platteklip Wash Houses prior to arrival with regards to porterage and arrival time on top of the mountain at the cottage.
  • These facilities are not universally accessible.

Booking Details:

Tel: ( 021) 712 7471 or Central reservations (012) 428 9111, or
Email: hoerikwaggobookings@sanparks.org or
resevations@sanparks.org

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Please note:

Accommodation images may differ from the actual units as refurbishment of various accommodation types occur on an on-going basis.