Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Salmonsdam Mountain Trail

Where? Stanford
The Salmonsdam Mountain Trail is situated in the nature reserve of the same name; close to the whale watching capital of South Africa, Hermanus. This area is scenic and inviting, popular for its peaceful ...

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 ...

Goukamma Nature Reserve Trails

Where? Sedgefield
The Goukamma Nature Reserve has a number of breathtaking trails (literally!) Stroll through the Milkwood forests and beach area where phenomenal dune vegetation grows. The coastline stretches for about 14 ...

Wupperthal Trail

Where? Wupperthal
Start: Pakhuis Pass Finish: Wupperthal Duration: 40 km, 3 nights Fitness: moderate to difficult Our tip: if the Grasvlei River is running too high, the hike may follow an alternative route on day 3 One ...

The Harkerville Hike

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The two day Harkerville hike starts gently; following paths through the forest that criss cross over horse and bike trails. However, the hard work starts as you reach the chain section. Not for the faint ...

Middelberg Waterfall Walk

Where? Cederberg
Start: Algeria forest station campsite Finish: Algeria forest station campsite Duration: 6 km, roughly 3 hours return (but allow for time at the waterfall) Fitness: easy but there is a moderate climb; ...

Rock-Hopper Trail

Where? Bainskloof
If you are feeling energetic, adventurous and up for a good challenge, then while in Bainskloof make sure you join the fun yet grueling rock-hopper trail. This 6 kilometer trail leads you up or down a ...

Cape Point Hike

Where? Cape Point
Start: Platboom beach, roughly 3 km south of Gifkommetjie beach; there is a parking area Finish: Cape Point's main gate Duration: 18 km one way (leaving a car at the gates is essential) Fitness: it's a long ...

Explore the Silvermine Nature Reserve

Where? Silvermine Nature Reserve
The Silvermine Nature Reserve forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is an important conservation area for indigenous fynbos vegetation. Entrance to the Reserve is at the top of Ou Kaapse Weg where ...

Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine Walk

Where? Constantia
This walk starts in Kirstenbosch Gardens and is in shade through the forest. There are a few sections of rockfall and ladders are provided to help climbers were needed. Once at the top (near the dam), ...

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 ...

Loerkop Hiking Trail

Where? Greyton
Greyton offers the 3 kilometer Loerkop hiking Trail which will take you about 1 hour 30 minutes to complete. The route startson the low bridge on Krige Road where you can often see kingfishers sitting on the ...

Orange Kloof Hike

Where? Constantia
Start: Constantia Nek parking area Finish: where you started Duration: 8 km, roughly 5 hours, but you can adapt the hike to suit your group Fitness: you need a good pair of boots and a fair fitness as there ...

Darling Stagger

Where? Darling
25 kilometres in 2 and a half days: One of five slackpacking trails in the Cape West Coast Biosphere, the Darling Stagger emphasises food and wine, together with a walk and a cycle that allow one to ...

Elephant's Eye Cave Hike

Where? Constantia
Start: Silvermine Nature Reserve parking area, at the end of the road as close to the dam as possible (not easy, if you get there late); your Wild Card, or Green Card, gets you free entry (you can also hike ...

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