Cape Town Walks & Hiking

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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 ...

Cecilia Contour Path

Where? Constantia Valley
This is a perfect 7km route for both hikers and joggers alike as its almost all in the shade (very important during the summer!). An early arrival at Constantia Nek start is advisable as finding a parking ...

Kirstenbosch Tree Canopy Walkway

Where? Newlands
A steel and wood canopy stands in amongst the trees of Kirstenbosch. Erected to celebrate Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's centenary the 'boomslang', as it has become known, rises from the ground at a gentle ...

Cederberg Wilderness Trail

Where? Clanwilliam
Start: near Clanwilliam Emphasis: forge your own route Duration: 1 - 7 days following woodcutters' paths at will Fitness: for the hardy hiker Our tip: for those after solitude and peace, and sleeping where ...

Sevilla Rock Art Trail

Where? Cederberg
Start: Traveller's Rest farm, Cederberg Finish: Traveller's Rest farm Duration: 4 km, roughly 3 hours, 9 different rock art sites Fitness: easy, good to do with children provided you do not want to spend ...

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 ...

Karoo Erdvark Trail

Where? Beaufort West
Enjoy the ultimate Karoo experience while on the Karoo Erdvark Trail, about 80 kilometers from Beaufort West. The trail is within the Nuweland Mountains and will take you across functioning sheep farms, ...

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), ...

Vlei and Veldt Trail

Where? De Hoop
Start: the restaurant at Die Opstal Finish: Die Opstal Duration: the shorter loop (red) is 6 km and very doable; the longer route (blue) just over 10 km Fitness: relatively fit; the shorter loop is not ...

Mission Station Route

Where? Cape Town Central
Connecting the mission towns of Mamre, Goedverwacht, Wittewater, Papendorp, Ebenhaezer, Wupperthal, Troe-Troe Sending and Rietpoort, the mission station route is a wonderfully different perspective on the ...

Walking Zandvlei

Where? Muizenberg
Start: Imperial Yacht Club parking area (alongside the Sea Scout Base on Promenade Road) Finish: the yacht club, or halfway in Muizenberg Duration: 2 km one way, or 4 km return Fitness: anyone can walk ...

Grotto Bay Trails

Where? Grotto Bay
Start: the Gatehouse, Grotto Bay private nature reserve Finish: the Gatehouse Duration: 3 to 15 km Fitness: easy to moderate Our tip: the Duinefontein dunes route is particularly hot; doing it in the ...

Grootboschkloof Trail

Where? Constantia
With multiple starting points, you can join the Grootboschkloof Trail from the surrounding trails or begin at Strawberry Lane, Willow Road or on Firgrove Way at the bridge. However, there is not parking at ...

Groot Winterhoek Wilderness Area Hiking Trails

Where? Porterville
Start: Cape Nature's wilderness area near Porterville Finish: in the reserve Duration: 1 hour – 6 hours Fitness: easy to challenging Our tip: hike in groups and make sure you have a map of the area with ...

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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