Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Darling Stagger

Where? Darling
25 kilometres in 2 and a half days: One of five slackpacking trails in the Cape West Coast Biosphere, the Darling Stagger emphasises food and wine, together with a walk and a cycle that allow one to ...

Kalk Bay to the Amphitheatre Hike

Where? Kalk Bay
Cape Town is known for its stunning vistas and magnificent landscape. A rather different side to the Mother City is showcased on the walk from Kalk Bay to the Amphitheatre, which begins on Boyes Drive just ...

Newlands Forest Contour Path

Where? Newlands
The Newlands Forest Contour Path is a manageable, 8km long walk through Newlands Forest. It offers quick access to a natural environment and has wonderful views - one could almost forget one is still in the ...

De Hoop Vlei Trail

Where? De Hoop
When visiting the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve spend some time exploring the De Hoop Vlei Trail which is 19km long and is an excellent example of a highly productive ecosystem. It is also a Ramsar site ...

Carl Thunberg Route

Where? Riebeek West
Start: Pulpit Rock Winery, north of Riebeek West on the R311 Finish: back where you started Duration: 2, 3 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: you can get your permit from the Riebeek Valley Tourism on the ...

Loverswalk

Where? Montagu
Loverswalk in Montagu is a short trail that showcases this part of the beautiful Western Cape. It is a 500 metres walk, also known as Mayor’s Walk, and takes one along the Keisie River banks. It is nestled ...

Salmonsdam Mountain Trail

Where? Stanford
The Salmonsdam Mountain Trail is situated in the nature reserve of the same name; close to the whale watching capital of South Africa, Hermanus. This area is scenic and inviting, popular for its peaceful ...

Walk the Palmiet River Trail

Where? Kleinmond
Walk the Palmiet River Trail in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve: The River Trail is on the R44 between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, about 100kms from Cape Town. Located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, this ...

Maalgat Walk

Where? Cederberg
Start: Sanddrif camping area Finish: Sanddrif camping area Duration: 2 km, an hour or so Fitness: easy Our tip: day visitors are not allowed over long weekends or school holidays; get your permit from the ...

Kalk Bay to Boomslang Cave Hike

Where? Kalk Bay
Start: Echo Valley sign Finish: Echo Valley sign Duration: 4 km, roughly 2 hours (but allow for stops and cave exploration) Fitness: easy Our tip: if you are claustrophic, then the caves aren't for you – ...

Farmers Cliffs Trail

Where? Cape Point
Start: Smitswinkel Viewpoint parking area Finish: Buffels Bay beach Duration: 8 km one way (leave another car at Buffals Bay beach) Fitness: a fairly easy hike Our tip: get there early! (best to enter the ...

Genadendal Hiking Trail

Where? Genadendal
Start: Genadendal Moravian Mission Church Finish: Genadendal Moravian Mission Church Duration: 25.3 km, 2 days Fitness: fairly strenuous Our tip: take plenty of water with you during summer as it can get ...

Hike to Blackburn Ravine

Where? Hout Bay
Start: East Fort car park, not far from the tollbooth at Chapman’s Peak Drive on the Hout Bay side Finish: turn back at any time, as it’s a there-and-back hike, or you can park another car at the Chapman’s ...

Truitjieskraal Interpretive Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve Finish: Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve Duration: a morning, the trail is short Fitness: this is not a difficult trail Our tip: you will need a high-clearance vehicle as ...

Fynbos Trail

Where? Gansbaai
Start: Grootbos Nature Reserve, Growing the Future College Finish: Grootbos Garden Lodge Duration: 26 km, 3 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: this Green Flag trail comes as both a slackpacker version, and an ...

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