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10 Short Beginner Hikes In Cape Town – Perfect For The (Relatively) Unfit, Or Those With Children
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10 Short Beginner Hikes In Cape Town – Perfect For The (Relatively) Unfit, Or Those With Children

Most of the hikes in Cape Town involve scaling a mountain (if you hadn't already noticed, there are a fair number in the city). If Tranquillity Cracks, Platteklip Gorge, Maclear's Beacon and India Venster are not on your list of must-do hikes, then this list o...
Hiking up Table Mountain – The Platteklip Gorge Hike
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Hiking up Table Mountain – The Platteklip Gorge Hike

In my twenty nine years, never once had I attempted to climb up Table Mountain. I figured that the cable car was in perfect working condition so the need was not there. But after road tripping around South Africa and hiking Sentinel Peak in the Drakensberg, I ...
Popular Walks and Hikes in Cape Town, South Africa
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Popular Walks and Hikes in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa, is beautiful for so many reasons. Dramatic landscapes, azure waters, history, heritage, culture, arts, crafts and music are all part of one of the world’s most loved cities for locals and tourists alike. Hiki...
A Morning Hike Up Lions Head
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A Morning Hike Up Lions Head

My alarm went off at 06h00, completely unusual for a Saturday morning. But this morning there would be no lie in, I was off to meet friends for a morning hike up Lions Head. We'd been worried about the weather because for the past few days Cape Town had been b...
Scaling Vlakkenberg – A Hike in the heart of Cape Town’s Suburbs
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Scaling Vlakkenberg – A Hike in the heart of Cape Town’s Suburbs

Vlakkenberg peak, within the Table Mountain National Park, is right in the heart of Constantia, linking Price Drive to Constantia Nek. It's regarded as the seldom visited half of Constantia Nek (access it across the road from the parking at Constantia Nek via ...
Walking Table Mountain
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Walking Table Mountain

Table Mountain looms graciously over the Mother City of Cape Town. Indeed, it is one of the most loved sights in the world, particularly amongst locals. This mountain has been recognised for its natural beauty and its iconic status by being recognised as one o...
Scaling Steenberg Peak – a 2.5 hour Circular Route at Silvermine
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Scaling Steenberg Peak – a 2.5 hour Circular Route at Silvermine

I must be honest and admit that we did this hike in reverse. Well, not exactly reverse, but we opted for the clockwise direction, whilst the hike, when you take the time to read the description, actually recommends that you take the anti-clockwise route in ord...
Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike
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Hout Bay and beyond … the Oude Skip hike

The Oude Skip (or Oude Schip) walk, named after the shipwreck and also known as the Sandy Bay shipwreck hiking trail, shares portions of its hike with the larger Karbonkelberg Traverse, which is roughly seven hours of hard walk from Hout Bay harbour to Llandud...
Skeleton Gorge hiking trail
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Skeleton Gorge hiking trail

For visitors to Cape Town, a trip up the iconic Table Mountain is usually at the top of the to-do list, as obvious an excursion as visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or licking gelato in Rome. But instead of hopping on the Cable Car for a less-than-10-minute ...
Table Mountain Pipe Track
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Table Mountain Pipe Track

Summertime is a great opportunity to experience the Cape Town surrounds by getting out onto one of the many hiking trails on offer. If you like walking but are not up for a big hike, the Table Mountain Pipe Track is a nice flat walk perfect for afternoon and e...
9 Constantia Walks – Discovering the Constantia Green Belt
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9 Constantia Walks – Discovering the Constantia Green Belt

In Constantia's green belt there are no fewer than nine interwoven trails that provide inner-city walking that is easy to reach but nevertheless manages to give one a sense of getting away from it all, surrounded by the green leafiness of Constantia. The no...
Tranquillity Cracks – Hiking Above Camps Bay
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Tranquillity Cracks – Hiking Above Camps Bay

Tranquillity Cracks, also known as Yellowwood Cracks takes its name from the forest of Yellowwoods growing from a crack in the skull of Table Mountain. Start this walk from the Table Mountain Nature Reserve signpost on Theresa Avenue above Camps Bay.  Follo...
Orange Kloof Forest Trail
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Orange Kloof Forest Trail

The day was perfect for a hike – cool winds and blue skies overhead – and our group set off in anticipation of cool forests, mountain streams and beautiful views. We weren't disappointed. Orange Kloof is a particularly beautiful, protected area above Hout Bay,...
Easy Walks Cape Town: A couple of the easiest and most beautiful walks in Cape Town
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Easy Walks Cape Town: A couple of the easiest and most beautiful walks in Cape Town

It's not always easy to find walks on which you can take a four year old. Actually, to be more frank, because his level of fitness easily surpasses mine, it isn't easy to find walks that a four year old will complete. If he chooses not to, and this is more oft...
Valley of the Gods Hiking Trail
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Valley of the Gods Hiking Trail

The Valley of the Gods Hiking Trail walk is along one of the most popular routes on the mountain and you get to enjoy great views along the way!  You start the walk from Rontree Estate which is above Camps Bay.  Make your way to Theresa Avenue and locate the c...