Maretha and Christoph are Like2Hike’s main Table Mountain hiking guides and they make a mean team!
To be Table Mountain hiking guides, living at the foot of this Natural World Wonder, is living a dream.
Between the two of us, we share more than three decades of exploring Table Mountain. To keep our bodies physically fit and mentally healthy, we use this phenomenal playground to regularly exercise. Our regular fitness run on Table Mountain, is the India Venster, just because it is the quickest for us. We do not hike only when we guide, because hiking up Table Mountain doesn’t get boring. Every day holds different beauty. Different light, different cloud and different life on different trails, during different seasons.
As Table Mountain hiking guides, we are passionate about Cape Town and in love with nature. Sharing our playground with curious adventurers is what makes us tick.
Our holidays are planned around nature and adventure. Since we find it hard to sit still, it usually involves locations with mountains. We have hiked throughout South-Africa. In the Drakensberg, Cederberg, Overberg, Outeniqua Mountains and the Blyderiver Canyon, to mention a few. On several occasions, we hiked for days, without seeing a soul. That is magic! Of course the bucket list is long. Therefore we keep planning our next hiking trips to new locations within our beloved South Africa. Arangieskop is next on our bucket list. Our social media will certainly report all about it when we do it! There are icons for Instagram and Facebook on top or below. Just like and follow us.
In 2017 we climbed the highest peak in the Indian Ocean – Piton des Neiges, which means Snow Peak. Christoph can also add the highest peak in Germany – Zugspitze – to his list.
Our most recent excitement in 2019, was hiking in the Alps. In Germany, in Berchtesgaden, we hiked to the Blaueisgletscher, meaning blue ice glacier. That was followed by a hike to the Eiskapelle, meaning ice chapel, also a glacier. Apart from that, we experienced the beauty of entering two wet gorges, in Germany known as a “Klamm”. In Switzerland, around Châtel Saint Denis, we got to know the Moleson and Teysachaux and the hills around it.
Mountain guide qualifications
Our mountain hiking guide training was obtained through Venture Forth and the Adventure Qualifications Network. Additionally, we got our level 3 first-aid training from Wild-Medix. We are CATHSSETA qualified mountain guides and registered with the Department of Tourism to act as legal guides. We are trained to stay calm and focused in difficult situations and to put the safety of our clients first. You might wonder, is it really necessary to book Table Mountain hiking guides? Go ahead, find out!
For a safe, yet thrilling hiking experience, join us for an unforgettable event!
We speak German, Afrikaans and English. A combination of our mountain experience as well as our knowledge of the area, create a rewarding experience for those who want to explore Table Mountain safely and – depending on the chosen route – mainly off the beaten track.
Choose our Table Mountain hiking guides and expect an epic trip!