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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...
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...
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...
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...
Waterworks Museum Hike, Cape Town
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Waterworks Museum Hike, Cape Town

The Waterworks Museum Hike is a wonderful 12km walk starting at the top of Table Mountain (at the cable car station) and ending at Constantia Nek.  With a bit of preparation and planning, you could work it that you only spend about five minutes walking uphill ...
Hike the Hoerikwaggo Trail
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Hike the Hoerikwaggo Trail

The well known Hoerikwaggo Trail (from the Khoi word meaning ‘mountain in the sea’) is made of different trails taking one on a journey from Table Mountain to Cape Point.  You are guaranteed breathtaking views and fantastic flora. The trail starts at Table ...
The Walk to Elephants Eye Cave
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The Walk to Elephants Eye Cave

We had no idea when we set out last weekend to Silvermine, intent on walking to Elephant's Eye Cave, just what the walk entailed, or we may have had second thoughts. That's not to say that it's a difficult walk, it isn't (bar the last bit that climbs to the ca...
Table Mountain Hikes
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Table Mountain Hikes

Any Capetonian will admit that winters are pretty wet and windy in Cape Town - but in between the cold fronts we are also treated to sunny, crisp and clear warm days.  Perfect for getting out into the great outdoors! Last Sunday I did just that - my brother an...
Walking above Simons Town
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Walking above Simons Town

If you've ever wanted to experience the land of the hobbits first-hand then head off to Red Hill reserve and the Kleinplaas Dam, just above Simon's Town. First of all, it's not inundated with people and their dogs (although dogs are most welcome; this is pu...