Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Hike the Vlakkenberg Mountain

Where? Constantia Valley
Spend a few hours over a weekend and hike the Vlakkenberg Mountain. Located in the Table Mountain National Park, Vlakkenberg is situated between Constantiaberg and Constantia Nek. Head off from the top ...

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Trail

Where? Porterville
Start: Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area, 35 km from Porterville End: where you start Duration: 1 to 5 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: there are self-catering houses within the wilderness that you can book ...

Murludi Hiking Trail

Where? Tulbagh
The Murludi Hiking Trail consits of various walking trails in the northern part of the Tulbagh Valley. The wine valley is a stunning site, but especially from a height on the hiking trails. Enjoy crossing ...

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 ...

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 ...

Grootkop Walk

Where? Camps Bay
The Grootkop excursion is a favourite and the view from the top is spectacular. Start the walk from Theresa Drive in Camps Bay and climb via Kasteelspoort which is the shortest route to Grootkop. After ...

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 ...

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 ...

Wupperthal Trail

Where? Wupperthal
Start: Pakhuis Pass Finish: Wupperthal Duration: 40 km, 3 nights Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if the Grasvlei River is running too high, the hike may follow an alternative route on day 3 One ...

Elsies Peak Walk

Where? Glencairn
Table Mountain is an international icon, a symbol of the Mother City of Cape Town. Locals love its looming consistency and the many changing views that it provides through the course of any given day. Elsie’s ...

Swellendam Hiking Trail

Where? Swellendam
The Swellendam Hiking Trail, situated in the Langeberg, starts at the forestry station, 3km outside of the Swellendam town, and is of the few trails that many hikers are yet to conquer. Said to be the ...

The Harkerville Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The two day Harkerville hike starts gently; following paths through the forest that criss cross over horse and bike trails. However, the hard work starts as you reach the chain section. Not for the faint ...

Piet Barbet Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
When one pictures hiking trails in Oudtshoorn, one usually thinks of stark Karoo landscapes and dry landscapes but the 4.1 km Piet Barbet Trail takes hikers through the subtropical thicket of the Gamkaberg ...

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 ...

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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