Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Hole in the Wall (and caveman's overhang) Trail

Where? Constantia
Start: Constantia Nek or Cecilia forest Finish: Constantia Nek Duration: 8 km, around 6 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: great to do with children as there is plenty of shade and it is not too taxing, but ...

Helderberg Farm Blue Route

Where? Somerset West
The name Helderberg means “clear mountain”, and this mountain range is aptly named, as the dramatic peaks glint and shimmer in the sunlight, beneath the blue of the high South African skies. The Helderberg ...

Swartberg Hiking Trail

Where? Prince Albert
Experience the magic of the Swartberg Mountain Range on this awesome hiking trail. The Swartberg Hiking Trail is a challenging route that takes two days to complete. The first day covers 12.8 kilometres, while ...

Rock-Hopper Trail

Where? Bainskloof
If you are feeling energetic, adventurous and up for a good challenge, then while in Bainskloof make sure you join the fun yet grueling rock-hopper trail. This 6 kilometer trail leads you up or down a ...

Shipwreck Trail

Where? Cape Point
Cape Point was once a beacon of danger for sailors negotiating the African coastline. This is testified to by the shipwrecks that remain behind, ghostly and eerie in their deathly isolation. The Shipwreck ...

Cape Winelands Walk

Where? Somerset West
This self-guided, fully-catered walk through the sumptuous winelands of the Cape has two options. The slackpacker hike is seven days, but there is a shorter version over four days. Most of the paths are ...

Pieter Cruythoff Route Trail

Where? Riebeek Kasteel
Start: stile to the north of the memorial on Bothmanskloof Pass Finish: back where you started Duration: 2, 3 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: you should have permission from Meerhof farm to do this ...

India Venster hike up Table Mountain

Where? Cape Town
Start: at the cable car behind the tour buses Finish: at the top, if you're going to take the cable car back down Duration: three to four hours Fitness: relatively fit as there is a lot of scrambling Our ...

Berg River Canooze

Where? Velddrif
The Berg River Canooze, one of five trails that take place within the Cape West Coast Biosphere, is a relatively easy downstream kayak from Hopefield to Velddrif, with farm stays en route. The emphasis of ...

Rasperpunt Hiking Trail

Where? L'Agulhas
More commonly known as the Agulhas walking trail, because it takes place within the Agulhas National Park, the Rasperpunt hike begins just west of the famous Agulhas lighhouse - the reason so many visitors ...

Eden to Addo Hike

Where? Addo
The Eden to Addo hike is considered by some as the longest, if not the toughest hiking trail in South Africa. Regarded as a 'mega' hike, the Eden to Addo entails an 18-day haul from Knysna to Addo and the Addo ...

Cats Pass Trail

Where? Franschhoek
See the unrivalled splendour of Franschhoek on the Cat’s Pass Trail in the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve. This trail is ranked as being moderately challenging (mainly due to a very steep ascent) and is, ...

The Botterboom Hiking Trail

Where? Worcester
Pack the right gear and embark on the Botterboom Hiking Trail. This two and a half day hike begins at the Veldskoen Padstal and you must obtain a permit from here before you start the trail. The first day ...

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 ...

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 ...

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