Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Little Lions Head Trail

Where? Hout Bay
Start: Mount Rhodes Drive (left off Victoria Road when heading up Suikerbossie from Hout Bay to the city) Finish: back where you began Duration: an hour maximum Fitness: strenuous only for a short period, ...

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 ...

Attakwaskloof Hiking Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
This hike is officially closed, according to the Footprint hiking club, although the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board will apparently still allow those hikers who have already walked the trail to book it ...

Vlei and Veldt Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: the restaurant at Die Opstal Finish: Die Opstal Duration: the shorter loop (red) is 6 km and very doable; the longer route (blue) just over 10 km Fitness: relatively fit; the shorter loop is not ...

Cape Point Hike

Where? Cape Point
Start: Platboom beach, roughly 3 km south of Gifkommetjie beach; there is a parking area Finish: Cape Point's main gate Duration: 18 km one way (leaving a car at the gates is essential) Fitness: it's a long ...

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 ...

Grotto Bay Trails

Where? Grotto Bay
Start: the Gatehouse, Grotto Bay private nature reserve Finish: the Gatehouse Duration: 3 to 15 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Duinefontein dunes route is particularly hot; doing it in the ...

Dirtopia Full Moon Hike

Where? Stellenbosch
What could be better than a fabulous hike by the light of the moon. No need to worry about sun block on this one. Enjoy the sunset with views of table mountain and the Cape Winelands from Klapmutskop while ...

Middelberg Waterfall Walk

Where? Cederberg
Start: Algeria forest station campsite Finish: Algeria forest station campsite Duration: 6 km, roughly 3 hours return (but allow for time at the waterfall) Fitness: easy but there is a moderate climb; ...

Oude Skip Hike

Where? Hout Bay
Start: Eustegia Way, Hout Bay Finish: Eustegia Way, Hout Bay Duration: as long as you want it to be Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: this is part of the Karbonkelberg Traverse, a seven-hour difficult ...

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 ...

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 ...

Explore the unique Fossil Trail

Where? Worcester
A little known fact in Worcester is a unique fossil trail. What makes it different is that the fossils can be explorer with touch, opening the world of fossils to the blind and deafblind people. The late ...

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 ...

Badskloof Trail

Where? Montagu
Montagu’s Badskloof Trail is the pathway that goes between the famous hot springs, and Eyssenhuis / Ou Meul at Joubertpark. The trail extends for a manageable 2.2 kilometres, and takes approximately one hour ...

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