Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Arangieskop Hiking Trail

Where? Robertson
Start: Dassieshoek Nature Reserve, outside Robertson Finish: Dassieshoek Duration: 22 km, 2 days Fitness: difficult, the uphill is a continuous slog and will test your endurance Our tip: hard going on the ...

Hoerikwaggo Hike

Where? Cape Town
Start: Cape Town Finish: Cape Point Duration: 87.9 km, 5 days Fitness: difficult Our tip: you can opt for shorter Hoerikwaggo trails if the full 5-day adventure is too long or heavy going This ...

Happy Valley Trail, Limietberg

Where? Bainskloof
Start: Bainskloof Eerste Tol Finish: Bainskloof Duration: 9 km, to Junction Pool and back Fitness: moderate Our tip: the return can get very hot above Wellington in the late summer heat, take plenty of ...

Diagonal Route up Table Mountain

Where? Camps Bay
Start: Pipe Track above Camps Bay Finish: back down on the pipe, or at the cableway car park Duration: five hours or so Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the path lies between Kasteelspoort and the ...

Wolfberg Arch Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Sandrif Farm Finish: Sandrif Farm Duration: 7+ hours, or over 2 days Fitness: fit, it is challenging Our tip: older children who are used to hiking will manage the hike, although you might want to ...

Cederberg Wilderness Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: near Clanwilliam Emphasis: forge your own route Duration: 1 - 7 days following woodcutters' paths at will Fitness: for the hardy hiker Our tip: for those after solitude and peace, and sleeping where ...

Tranquility Cracks Hike

Where? Camps Bay
Start: the Pipe Track above Camps Bay, take Corridor Ravine to the top of the mountain Finish: the Pipe Track Duration: roughly 5 hours, depending on your level of fitness Fitness: moderate to very fit Our ...

Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Traveller's Rest farm, Cederberg Finish: Traveller's Rest farm Duration: 4 km, roughly 3 hours, 9 different rock art sites Fitness: easy, good to do with children provided you do not want to spend ...

Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

Cecilia Contour Path

Where? Constantia Valley
This is a perfect 7km route for both hikers and joggers alike as its almost all in the shade (very important during the summer!). An early arrival at Constantia Nek start is advisable as finding a parking ...

Salt River Mouth Hiking Trail

Where? Natures Valley
Start: near the tea room in Natures Valley Finish: circular route Duration: 5 kms Fitness: moderate Our tip: get your map and permit from the office at De Vasselot campsite Natures Valley takes you into ...

Spookdraai Hiking Trail

Where? L'Agulhas
There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas. There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least ...

The Whale Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: Potberg, De Hoop Nature Reserve Finish: Koppie Alleen, De Hoop Nature Reserve Duration: 54 km, 5 days Fitness: moderate to difficult (this is a relatively easy walk; you will need endurance to ...

Salmonsdam Waterfall Trail

Where? Stanford
The Salmonsdam Nature Reserve in the Western Cape offers those who love the outdoors a number of walking and hiking trails through the reserve itself. The Waterfall Trail is a very manageable two kilometre ...

Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hiking Trails

Where? Hermanus
Within the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, there are approximately 50km of well maintained trails through the fynbos that covers the hills and mountains that encircle the town, offering visitors the ...

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