Newlands Forest Contour Path

Forests / Hiking Trails / Walks & Hiking in or near Newlands, Southern Suburbs in Cape Town, South Africa.

Things To Do in NewlandsNewlands Forest Contour Path

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Where? Newlands Forest Station, Newlands, Cape Town

When? Best during daylight hours.

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Newlands, in Western Cape

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 city!

The walk starts and ends at Rhodes Memorial, via Kirstenbosch, Skeleton Gorge or Nursery Ravine. Although some parts of the walk are steep and rough underfoot so care will need to be taken, a lot of the path is flat, shady and the route is along a wooden boardwalk. Please take note of the fynbos as you pass through the boundary between Groote Schuur Estate and Newland Forest.

Please always remember to take:
• a charged cell phone
• plenty of drinking water
• snacks
• a hat
• sunblock
• something warm (the weather can change quickly)
• suitable walking shoes

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Newlands

Kidger House

Guest House

Kidger House

Kidger House offers upmarket accommodation in Newlands in Cape Town. The suites are offered on a bed & breakfast ... more

Newlands Homestay

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Newlands Homestay

Newlands Homestay offers luxury double and twin-bedded accommodation. Both rooms have private entrances, accessed from a ... more

Vineyard Hotel


Vineyard Hotel

An hotel serving one of the world’s great cities, run with passion and attention to detail, The Vineyard Hotel in ... more has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German. © 1999-2016. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap