Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Koumashoek Circuit

Where? Mossel Bay
The Koumasoek Circuit is a hiking trail for the fit and experienced hiker, due to its arduous and long trail. With steep climbs and 14.7 km long length, this trail is not for the faint-hearted, although 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 – ...

Hiking in Matroosberg Reserve

Where? Ceres
Hike in the Matroosberg Nature Reserve, 35 km’s east of Ceres. The trail is approximately 13 km up the Matroosberg Mountain, running along the 4x4/ mountain safari route that reaches the Matroosberg Peak. The ...

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 ...

Kings Block house to Kirstenbosch

Where? Cape Town
Start: parking area at Rhodes Memorial Finish: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Duration: 6 km, roughly 3 hours one way Fitness: moderate Our tip: end your hike at one of the two restaurants at Kirstenbosch ...

Muizenberg Catwalk

Where? Muizenberg
Walking along the Muizenberg catwalk is just about the best thing you could begin or end your day with. The catwalk hugs the coastline for 3km; starting from Muizenberg and winding all the way up to St James. ...

Caledon Wildflower Trail

Where? Caledon
The Caledon Wildflower Trail within the Caledon Wildflower Reserve, is a 10km hike through natural mountain fynbos, up to the summit of the Swartberg. The flora and fauna, including abundant bird life, is ...

Karoo Erdvark Trail

Where? Beaufort West
Enjoy the ultimate Karoo experience while on the Karoo Erdvark Trail, about 80 kilometers from Beaufort West. The trail is within the Nuweland Mountains and will take you across functioning sheep farms, ...

Cederberg 100 Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: summit of Pakhuis Pass Finish: Driehoek Resort in central Cederberg Duration: 9 days, 8 nights, 100 km (roughly) Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if you are a seasoned hiker, you won't find ...

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 ...

Hike And Picnic At Bontebok National Park

Where? Swellendam
Just a mere 6 kilometres from Swellendam is the Bontebok National Park. It is the ideal spot for a beautiful day hike and picnic. This area is part of the Cape Floral Kingdom and is abundant in exquisite ...

Matroosberg Hiking Trail

Where? Ceres
The Matroosberg Mountain and the nature reserve are truly spectacular, nestled in the heart of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Just 35 kilometres away from the picturesque valley of Ceres, the ...

Antoniesgat Trail

Where? Cape Point
Start: Turning circle just south of Buffels Bay Beach (Cape Point Nature Reserve) Finish: Buffels Bay Beach Duration: 3.5 km, roughly 2 hours (depending on the fitness of the group and how often you ...

Elephant's Eye Cave Hike

Where? Constantia
Start: Silvermine Nature Reserve parking area, at the end of the road as close to the dam as possible (not easy, if you get there late); your Wild Card, or Green Card, gets you free entry (you can also hike ...

Hike the Perlemoen Trail

Where? Pearly Beach
The Perlemoen Green Flag slackpacking trail, centred around South Africa’s famous Great White shark cage diving and whale watching capital of Gansbaai, consists of three days’ hiking (with alternative shorter ...

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