Meet the Hike Table Mountain Team

Hike Table Mountain Team

All Hike Table Mountain guides are registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, and hold accredited qualifications in mountain-guiding and first-aid. Team HTM comprises some of the best mountain guides in the industry. Diverse in personality, but kin when it comes to Table Mountain, guiding and service excellence. We encourage rugged individualism underpinned by professionalism and integrity, and thrive on providing experiences of a lifetime.

Table Mountain is our office as well as playground. With over 100 years’ Table Mountain hiking and climbing experience between us, we’ve seen the mountain in all its moods and facets. We know its nuances and are intimately acquainted with its terrain. Complementing our experience of the mountain is our experience in dealing with people on the mountain combined with our enthusiasm for sharing the mountain with others. Our defining qualities as Mountain Guides include safety-awareness, passion, attentiveness, competence, humor and courtesy.


Riaan Vorster

Founder and owner of Hike Table Mountain, Riaan has been exploring Table Mountain for 25 years, gaining an intimate knowledge of its topography, natural history and hidden treasures.


Mike Wakeford

A born-and-bred Capetonian with a passion for the great outdoors, Mike enjoys nothing more than sharing the natural splendour of the Cape and its mountains with visitors.


Stephanie Ellis

Stephanie discovered her passion for nature in her teens on weekend trips with her parents to the Kruger National Park.


Johan van Vuuren

Hiking and running in the mountains from a tender age instilled into Johan a passion for the outdoors that has only grown stronger over the years.


Matt Zoutendyk

Matt was introduced to the Cape biosphere by his father, a leading zoologist at the University of Cape Town.

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