Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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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 ...

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 ...

Loverswalk

Where? Montagu
Loverswalk in Montagu is a short trail that showcases this part of the beautiful Western Cape. It is a 500 metres walk, also known as Mayor’s Walk, and takes one along the Keisie River banks. It is nestled ...

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 ...

Farmers Cliffs Trail

Where? Cape Point
Start: Smitswinkel Viewpoint parking area Finish: Buffels Bay beach Duration: 8 km one way (leave another car at Buffals Bay beach) Fitness: a fairly easy hike Our tip: get there early! (best to enter the ...

De Hoop Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: De Hoop Nature Reserve Finish: De Hoop Nature Reserve Duration: 2 days, 3 nights Fitness: moderate – the walking pace is gentle, but the walk can be long and sometimes uneven Our tip: go at the time ...

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 ...

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, ...

Christie Prins Hiking Trail

Where? Ceres
Ceres is a picturesque part of the Western Cape that is peaceful and inviting. Home to a few locals, it also welcomes plenty of national and international tourists every year. This is not surprising for such a ...

Bloupunt Hiking Trail

Where? Montagu
The Bloupunt Hiking Trail in Montagu is a challenging trail that showcases the Western Cape Province of South Africa off to perfection. It stretches for 15.6 kilometres and can take anywhere between five and ...

Grotto Bay Trails

Where? Grotto Bay
Start: the Gatehouse, Grotto Bay private nature reserve Finish: the Gatehouse Duration: 3 to 15 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Duinefontein dunes route is particularly hot; doing it in the ...

Suicide Gorge and Riviersonderend

Where? Grabouw
Start: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Finish: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Duration: a 17 km circular route, which easily takes 9 hours; start early so that you return before dark Fitness: let's ...

Sterna Hiking Trail

Where? Arniston
The Sterna Hiking Trail invites visitors to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Arniston in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The trail itself is seven kilometres long, and takes about three hours to ...

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 ...

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, ...

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