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

Forests Hiking Trails Walks & Hiking Southern Suburbs

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

Hame Cottages

Self Catering

Hame Cottages

Hame Cottages is situated in the up market suburb of Newlands, just below Table Mountain. The cottages have been ... 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

The Drey Lodge

Self Catering

The Drey Lodge

The Drey Lodge is wonderfully located in the tranquil, leafy suburb of Newlands, bordering on Rondebosch, and offers four ... more

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