Cape Town Walks & Hiking

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Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Traveller's Rest farm, Cederberg Finish: Traveller's Rest farm Duration: 4 km, roughly 3 hours, 9 different rock art sites Fitness: easy, good to do with children provided you do not want to spend ...

Cederberg Wilderness Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: near Clanwilliam Emphasis: forge your own route Duration: 1 - 7 days following woodcutters' paths at will Fitness: for the hardy hiker Our tip: for those after solitude and peace, and sleeping where ...

Grysbok and Bushbuck Trails

Where? Heidelberg
Start: Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve, near the little village of Suurbraak or Heidelberg Finish: Grootvadersbosch Reserve Duration: various Fitness: moderate Our tip: their campsite, which has only a ...

Spookdraai Hiking Trail

Where? L'Agulhas
There is no secret behind the name of this hiking trail at Cape Agulhas. There have been so many shipwrecks along this coastline that even if you do not believe in ghosts (spook) you would have to at least ...

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Where? Newlands
A steel and wood canopy stands in amongst the trees of Kirstenbosch. Erected to celebrate Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's centenary the 'boomslang', as it has become known, rises from the ground at a gentle ...

Cecilia Contour Path

Where? Constantia Valley
This is a perfect 7km route for both hikers and joggers alike as its almost all in the shade (very important during the summer!). An early arrival at Constantia Nek start is advisable as finding a parking ...

Peers Cave Hike

Where? Fish Hoek
Most people get to Peers Cave, above the dunes of Fish Hoek, in a fairly dignified manner, albeit a steep one. There is, after all, a fairly logical and easy to find path hewn for hikers that leaves a park­ing ...

Aphrodisiac Shack

Where? Villiersdorp
The Aphrodisiac Shack is about love – loving your food, environment, body and fellow human beings in a way that brings positivity and mutual respect amongst people, as well as between us and the plants and ...

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 ...

Follow the cobble stone road

Where? De Waterkant
A history paved in pebbles, a stone throw from the ocean, grounded on the mountain rock; De Waterkant (the Water side). Count the blessings of the Cape while counting your footsteps on the cobbles that link ...

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 ...

Diep River Trail

Where? Constantia
This easy route links up with a few other local trails so you can go for longer if you wish. Starting from Southern Cross Drive or Le Seur Avenue, you will trundle through the greenbelt and then link up ...

Hermanus Cliff Path

Where? Hermanus
The cliff path at Hermanus is one of the town's most beautiful features. It meanders for 11 km along the rugged coastline, between the New Harbour to the west, and Piet-se-Bos, just beyond Grotto Beach, to the ...

Oude Skip Hike

Where? Hout Bay
Start: Eustegia Way, Hout Bay Finish: Eustegia Way, Hout Bay Duration: as long as you want it to be Fitness: moderate to easy Our tip: this is part of the Karbonkelberg Traverse, a seven-hour difficult ...

Mission Station Route

Where? Cape Town Central
Connecting the mission towns of Mamre, Goedverwacht, Wittewater, Papendorp, Ebenhaezer, Wupperthal, Troe-Troe Sending and Rietpoort, the mission station route is a wonderfully different perspective on the ...

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