Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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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 ...

Lots Wife and Window Rocks

Where? Cederberg
The Cedarberg Mountain Range in the Western Cape is simply exquisite, emitting a mysterious beauty and allure all its own. The magnificence of this huge range is breath-taking, and continues to draw visitors ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Swart Tobie Trail

Where? Lutzville
Start: Koekenaap, adjacent to Lutzville Finish: Koekenaap Duration: 5 days, 80 km Fitness: moderately fit Our tip: watch the incoming tides as there are sections where you may be trapped by water, and low ...

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 ...

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 ...

Klein Krakadouw Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: Pakhuis Pass Finish: Jan Dissels River valley Duration: 12 to 24 km, 2 or 3 nights Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: this is a great hike for those who don't want to do too much walking, ...

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 ...

Rim of Africa Hike

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: Clanwilliam Finish: George (or anywhere in between) Duration: 56 days, 650 km Fitness: super fit Our tip: Rim of Africa holds an annual Summer Escape into the mountains for matriculants who have ...

Hiking in Koeberg Nature Reserve

Where? Melkbosstrand
There are two hiking trails in the Koeberg Nature Reserve. You will be able to pick up a good map and birding pamphlets at the info kiosk. The Dikkop Trail is a circular walk (9.5 -23.3km) (meanders up ...

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 ...

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