Cape Town Walks & Hiking

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Franschhoek Walking Tours

Where? Franschhoek
Strolling the quaint streets of Franschhoek, exploring its little bookshops and chocolatiers, and meandering from one historical attraction to the next is a delight. Walking gives you the opportunity to keep a ...

Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine Walk

Where? Constantia
This hike 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), ...

Stanley’s Light

Where? Ladismith
This obscure landmark was created in 1963 using a bicycle lamp and other materials. He fixed it to halfway up Elandsberg Mountain as an indicator for water availability. As the stream filled and flowed, ...

India Venster hike up Table Mountain

Where? Cape Town
Start: at the cable car behind the tour buses Finish: at the top, if you're going to take the cable car back down Duration: three to four hours Fitness: relatively fit as there is a lot of scrambling Our ...

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 ...

Caledon Wildflower Trail

Where? Caledon
The Caledon Wildflower Trail within the Caledon Wildflower Reserve, is a 10km hike through natural mountain fynbos, up to the summit of the Swartberg. The flora and fauna, including abundant bird life, is ...

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 ...

Diep River Trail

Where? Constantia
This easy route links up with a few other local trails so you can go for longer if you wish. Starting from Southern Cross Drive or Le Seur Avenue, you will trundle through the greenbelt and then link up ...

Hermanus Cliff Path

Where? Hermanus
The cliff path at Hermanus is one of the town's most beautiful features. It meanders for 11 km along the rugged coastline, between the New Harbour to the west, and Piet-se-Bos, just beyond Grotto Beach, to the ...

Cape Town Free Walking Tours

Where? Cape Town
Most major cities around the world offer city walking tours, and the Mother City is no exception. Cape Town’s Free Walking Tours make the city walkable for everyone hoping to discover something about the ...

The Alphen Trail

Where? Constantia
The Alphen Trail is possibly one of the most popular of the green belt walks of the Constantia Valley. The walk can start at either end, but most people park their cars on the bend of Alphen Drive that ...

Duiwelsgat Hiking Trail

Where? Gansbaai
Start: Gansbaai harbour Finish: Klipgat caves, De Kelders Duration: 7 km, around 4 hours Fitness: easy, children can do this hike Our tip: this is a one-way trail, so you will need to arrange another car ...

Prince Albert Ghost Walk

Where? Prince Albert
If you are visiting Prince Albert and want to do something a bit different, why not join Ailsa Tudhope for a 60 minute pre-dinner walk around the streets of the village of Prince Albert? The walk begins at ...

Klaasenbosch Trail

Where? Constantia
The Klaasenbosch Trail allows you to start at a number of entry points along the trail. Get going at Cecelia Forest or at the top entrance to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The surrounding area is ...

Truitjieskraal Interpretive Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve Finish: Matjiesrivier Nature Reserve Duration: a morning, the trail is short Fitness: this is not a difficult trail Our tip: you will need a high-clearance vehicle as ...

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