Hiking Trails in Cape Town

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Boland Hiking Trail

Where? Somerset West
Start: Hottentots Holland Mountains, at Nuweberg on Viljoen's Pass between Grabouw and Villiersdorp Finish: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve Duration: usually 3 days Fitness: moderate to difficult A ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Steenberg Peak Hike

Where? Tokai
Start: east side of Silvermine Nature Reserve Gate 2 parking area Finish: parking area Duration: roughly 4 hours, circular walk Fitness: moderate Our tip: there are unusual views out over Noordhoek on the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Aasvoëlkraans Hiking Trail

Where? Montagu
The Aasvoëlkraans hiking trail is situated in the picturesque Western Cape area of Montagu. Although it covers only 3.2 kilometres, it may take a little more than an hour to complete. It begins on Riebeeck ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Hike the Perlemoen Trail

Where? Pearly Beach
The Perlemoen Green Flag slackpacking trail, centred around South Africa’s famous Great White shark cage diving and whale watching capital of Gansbaai, consists of three days’ hiking (with alternative shorter ...

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, ...

De Hoop Vlei Trail

Where? De Hoop
When visiting the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve spend some time exploring the De Hoop Vlei Trail which is 19km long and is an excellent example of a highly productive ecosystem. It is also a Ramsar site ...

Limietberg Hiking Trail

Where? Paarl
The Limietberg Hiking Trail is nestled within the Boland mountains in the heart of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. This is a fabulous, but moderately challenging trail that usually takes about two days ...

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