Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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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 ...

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 ...

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area Hiking Trails

Where? Porterville
Start: Cape Nature's wilderness area near Porterville Finish: in the reserve Duration: 1 hour – 6 hours Fitness: easy to challenging Our tip: hike in groups and make sure you have a map of the area with ...

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 ...

Kalk Bay to Boomslang Cave Hike

Where? Kalk Bay
Start: Echo Valley sign Finish: Echo Valley sign Duration: 4 km, roughly 2 hours (but allow for stops and cave exploration) Fitness: easy Our tip: if you are claustrophic, then the caves aren't for you – ...

Sirkelsvlei Walk

Where? Cape Point
The circular Sirkelsvlei Walk showcases Cape Point, the oceans and the landscape off ideally. It is a rather wild trail that starts with a steep incline, but then eases out. The entire route measures 7.5 ...

Aasvoëlkraans Hiking Trail

Where? Montagu
The Aasvoëlkraans hiking trail is situated in the picturesque Western Cape area of Montagu. Although it covers only 3.2 kilometres, it may take a little more than an hour to complete. It begins on Riebeeck ...

Wagon Trail

Where? Sir Lowrys Pass
If you want to see old ox wagon trails, stunning scenery and enjoy nature around you then you should visit the Wagon Trail on Sir Lowry’s Pass. In the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve above Sir Lowry’s ...

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 ...

Salmonsdam Mountain Trail

Where? Stanford
The Salmonsdam Mountain Trail is situated in the nature reserve of the same name; close to the whale watching capital of South Africa, Hermanus. This area is scenic and inviting, popular for its peaceful ...

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 ...

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 ...

Porcupine Ravine

Where? Camps Bay
Start: the Pipe Track, Theresa Avenue, Camps Bay Finish: Theresa Avenue Duration: half a day, although take a picnic and make a day of it Fitness: fit Our tip: don't venture up the mountain face without ...

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 ...

Tafelberg and Spout Cave Trail

Where? Citrusdal
Start: Driehoek Farm, on the road to Algeria, north of Citrusdal, after the Uitkyk Pass Finish: Driehoek farm Duration: roughly 8 hours; an overnight hike, set off in the afternoon of the first day Fitness: ...

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