Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail

Where? Tsitsikamma
The Green Flag Certified Tsitiskamma trail is the first officially accredited hiking trail and will take you through mountain fynbos and the green, flourishing forests. The ancient river gorges and abundance ...

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 ...

Rust-en-Vrede Waterfall

Where? Oudtshoorn
Rust-en-Vrede taken from the Afrikaans expression for 'rest and peace' is true to its translation in setting. Indigenous plants and animal life flanks a trail of bridges and paths that lead you up the ...

Explore the Silvermine Nature Reserve

Where? Silvermine Nature Reserve
The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos vegetation. Entrance to the Reserve is at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg where ...

Groot Krakadouw Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: Kradadouw Pass Finish: Pakhuis Pass Duration: 36 km, 3 to 4 nights Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: the last night has an optional overnight stay in Clanwilliam. Set in the spectacular ...

Eve's Trail

Where? Langebaan
30 kilometres in 2 and a half days: One of five slackpacker trails that take place in the Cape West Coast Biosphere, Eve's Trail is a wilderness hike that starts on the white sands of the beach south of ...

Hiking Trails in Still Bay

Where? Still Bay
A highlight of a visit to Still Bay (also known as Stilbaai) is the Noordkapper Hiking trail which follows the coastline to Jongensfontein, one of the two villages (the other is Melkhoutfontein) just outside ...

Cape Point Lighthouse Walk

Where? Cape Point
Start: parking lot at Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve Finish: parking lot Duration: 2 km return Fitness: easy, children can do the walk Our tip: your Wild Card will gain you entrance to this and many ...

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 ...

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