Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Hike the Otter Trail

Where? Nature's Valley
The Otter Trail follows the magnificent Garden Route coastline from Storms River Mouth to Nature's Valley in the Tsitsikamma National Park. The trail is 42,5 kms long and takes 4 to 5 days to complete. The ...

Badskloof Trail

Where? Montagu
Montagu’s Badskloof Trail is the pathway that goes between the famous hot springs, and Eyssenhuis / Ou Meul at Joubertpark. The trail extends for a manageable 2.2 kilometres, and takes approximately one hour ...

Berg River Canooze

Where? Velddrif
The Berg River Canooze, one of five trails that take place within the Cape West Coast Biosphere, is a relatively easy downstream kayak from Hopefield to Velddrif, with farm stays en route. The emphasis of ...

Pakhuis Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: Pakhuis Pass Finish: Pakhuis Pass Duration: 3 nights, 4 days, 40 km Fitness: moderate to difficult; whilst there is no scrambling involved there are steep mountain hikes and uphill walking ...

Guarrie Trail

Where? Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn is a cultural hub, and known as the home of the ostrich. Being part of the Karoo, its landscape is unique. Although somewhat arid, it remains beautiful, sometimes eerily so in places. It provides a ...

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 ...

Devil's Peak Hike

Where? Cape Town
Start: there are three routes to the top Duration: rougly 4 hours, give or take an hour Fitness: moderate to super fit Our tip: always take water and a wind breaker, no matter what the weather, but a hat, ...

Walk the Palmiet River Trail

Where? Kleinmond
Walk the Palmiet River Trail in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve: The River Trail is on the R44 between Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond, about 100kms from Cape Town. Located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, this ...

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, ...

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 ...

Happy Valley Trail, Limietberg

Where? Bainskloof
Start: Bainskloof Eerste Tol Finish: Bainskloof Duration: 9 km, to Junction Pool and back Fitness: moderate Our tip: the return can get very hot above Wellington in the late summer heat, take plenty of ...

Woodstock Cave Hike

Where? Woodstock
Start: Rhodes Memorial (you can also park in the last parking area, past the cable station, on Tafelberg Road on Table Mountain and approach the cave this way) Finish: Rhodes Memorial Duration: it takes just ...

Lion's Head Hike

Where? Kloof Nek
As one of the best known and most popular hiking trails up Lion’s Head, this is a must for visitors to Cape Town that want to experience the true South African outdoors. This trail takes only one to two hours ...

Tankwa Camino

Where? Calvinia
South Africa's version of the Spanish Camino Santiago, the Tankwa Camino is a long and demanding 10-day trek through the Karoo that introduces people to this incredibly beautiful part of the country. Which ...

Little Lions Head Trail

Where? Hout Bay
Start: Mount Rhodes Drive (left off Victoria Road when heading up Suikerbossie from Hout Bay to the city) Finish: back where you began Duration: an hour maximum Fitness: strenuous only for a short period, ...

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