About

The Cape Fold Mountains surround the city of Cape Town like chairs around a campfire and are home to some of the world’s most beautiful hiking trails. I’m so captivated by these mountains that I’m on a mission to hike every trail, stay in every overnight hut, and summit every mountain in this hiking paradise. There are so many epic hikes that it seems like it could take a lifetime to do them all. Well, I’d like to see about that.

I want to conquer the Cape.

You can come with on every adventure! Follow Conquer the Cape on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for the newsletter to get the latest tales from the trails.

My name is Matt and I am a freelance writer and photographer from Cape Town. My work has appeared in the Sunday Times, Getaway, Travel Ideas, Travel Africa, Thought Catalog and Matador Network. Speckled Eggs and Jolly Jammers are my favourite trail snacks.