Specialist Hiking Guides

Fancy A Hike? At the Vine we are well known for the runs we host most days of the week. If however you are not quite ready to run up our mountains and prefer to explore the area at a walking pace we work closely with 2 local guides. Both can be contacted directly or via the Vine contact page.

Michael Ohlsson

Mike grew up under the shadow of Table mountain and began hiking with his father from the age of 5. Its fair to say he grew up on its slopes!

Trail running came along later and he has completed in numerous trail events holding records across many categories.
Mike is perhaps best known for starting South Africa’s 1st ever trail running club which he still runs today, MATES (Mountain and Trail Enthusiasts)
Mike continues to share his love for these mountains and inspire others by offering a range of guided hikes.

Hike with Mike….

From easy flat hikes to adventurous scrambling. Lions Head to Fish Hoek and all routes in between. Mike is known for taking clients up some of the mountains lesser known routes.
If you like it, he will hike it.

Rates from R500, Contact Mike on 0823197250.


Brent Thomas

Local guide and Hangberg resident Brent has been hiking the mountains surrounding Hout bay for many years starting ‘Karbonkelberg Tourism’ several years ago.  Brent is a well know face on the Mountains around Hout Bay and also specialised in culinary tours of the local area.

High up in the Karbonkelberg mountains, we still walk the paths of our forefathers.  You will visit fascinating points inaccessible to the general public: our legendary stone face guardians, striking lookout views, and the only expedition to seal island by foot.

Hiking tours are tailored to your appetite for adventure, and can be customised for all fitness levels. With an option of six routes, you can decide whether to begin your experience with a walk through our fishing village or from Chapman’s Peak Drive. You will feel the energy here, the magic of our precious land, and discover why we have protected and nurtured our homes and families amongst these mountains for generations.




Brent Thomas  +27 (0)84 099 6601


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