Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Boegoekloof Hiking Trail

Where? Somerset West
Start: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Finish: Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve Duration: 17 km, roughly 8 hours Fitness: moderate to tough Our tip: there is a fair amount of scrambling, climbing and ...

Leopard's Gorge Hiking Trail

Where? Kleinmond
Start: Kogelberg Nature Reserve Finish: Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens Duration: 6km, roughly 4 hours Fitness: moderate, this is a good one for families with children Our tip: if you can, stay ...

Hike the Whale Trail with Africasunroad

Where? Bredasdorp
Drink in the exquisite southern Overberg of the Western Cape when Africasunroad Tourism takes you on the hike of a lifetime. The Whale Trail Hike is in the gorgeous De Hoop Nature Reserve, just three hours’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Elandspad River Trail

Where? Paarl
The Elandspad River Trail measures seven kilometres and takes about four hours to complete, depending on your fitness levels and the size of your group. It is situated within the Limietberg Nature Reserve near ...

Fernkloof Nature Reserve Hiking Trails

Where? Hermanus
Within the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, there are approximately 50km of well maintained trails through the fynbos that covers the hills and mountains that encircle the town, offering visitors the ...

Thomas T Tucker Shipwreck Hike

Where? Cape Point
Start: Olifantsbos, Cape Point Nature Reserve Finish: Olifantsbos Duration: 3 km, 2 – 4 hours Fitness: moderate Our tip: perfect to do with children, as you reach the shipwreck pretty quickly More ...

Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy

Where? Stellenbosch
Amongst the many wine estates in the region lies the Bottelary Hills Renosterveld Conservancy. Renosterveld is a threatened type of vegetative habitat (like fynbos) that is in very low supply. It is threatened ...

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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Where? Gansbaai
Start: Gansbaai harbour Finish: Klipgat caves, De Kelders Duration: 7 km, around 4 hours Fitness: easy, children can do this hike Our tip: this is a one-way trail, so you will need to arrange another car ...

Maermanskloof hiking trail

Where? Greyton
Start: lower end of Nerina Street at the old Cape Nature Conservation camp, Greyton Finish: lower end of Nerina Street Duration: 5 km, roughly 3 hours Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: remember hats ...

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