Cape Town Hiking Trails

Premium mountaineering websites abound within the  Cape   City  space and could be finished independently or with a professional information. Climbing with a information provides you with the chance to study extra concerning the variety, density of the fynbos vegetation, birdlife, ecosphere and pure historical past of the area. The  Cape  Floral Area is a UNESCO World Heritage website because of its standing as one of many richest areas for crops on the earth. Regardless of representing lower than zero.5% of the world of Africa, it's house to just about 20% of the continent's flora. This world heritage website shows excellent ecological and organic processes related to the Fynbos vegetation, which is exclusive to the  Cape  Floral Area

Afton Grove is a tranquil haven in shut proximity to a number of the climbing trails talked about under and as with all our info this choice is not at all a complete listing however does point out a few of our favourites which might be near the guesthouse. For reliable recommendation relating to the outside actions obtainable in and across the Noordhoek space, contact us at this time.

 Cape   City  Hikes close to Afton Grove:

1. Silvermine Nature Reserve (10 minutes drive)

2. Silvermine River Waterfall route (10 minutes drive)

three. Kalk Bay Caves (15 minutes drive)

four. Friends Cave, Fish Hoek (10 minutes drive)

5.  Cape  of Good Hope

6. A sandy stroll to the Kom

7. Elsies Peak

eight. Chapman's Peak

9. Strolling with baboons, Glencairn

Mountaineering trails lower than 20 Minutes Drive from Afton Grove:

Silvermine Nature Reserve

This pleasurable, all-seasons hike takes you thru uncommon indigenous forest to probably the most splendid viewing positions surveying the Peninsula. The route alongside the central stream takes you to a mountain reservoir which has its personal sense of peace and tranquillity. You possibly can comply with these superb views in the direction of the Constantiaberg with a retreat into a well known cave often known as the Elephants Eye.

Silvermine River Waterfall.

Reverse the doorway to the Silvermine nature reserve is the doorway to the Waterfall route. Throughout winter this route is a should as the quantity of water that pours over the waterfall is spectacular. The route can be a round jeep monitor that touches the mountain edges above Muizenberg, Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek. There isn't any strenuous effort required and the world could be very tranquil. A pleasing mild stroll of 75 minutes spherical journey.

Kalk Bay Caves

This is likely one of the greatest hikes within the peninsula and contains a brief step hike of about 4km. You begin immediately above Kalk Bay harbour, on the scenic Boyes Drive and search for the Echo Valley signal which can lead you as much as six caves. The caves are protected and properly ventilated however take torches, previous garments and a few string as they're sandstone caves with sandy flooring. An uncommon diversion is to enter Boomslang cave which is a brief distance of about 100 metres however actually goes utterly by means of the mountain, with most adults having to crawl the final 10 metres.

Friends Cave, Fish Hoek

This brief, straightforward stretch above the dunes in Fish Hoek will take you to Friends Cave, considered one of Fish Hoek's most essential websites. Strolling up takes about 20 minutes. This was the location of the 15 000 yr previous human stays of "Fish Hoek Man" present in 1927 by Victor and Bertram Friends. The cave is now a nationwide monument and affords fantastic views throughout the valley and a peep in to stone-age historical past. Parking could be discovered on 21st Avenue, Fish Hoek.

 Cape  of Good Hope

The  Cape  of Good Hope is the south-westernmost level of Africa within the Desk Mountain Nationwide Park. Take pleasure in a brief stroll alongside the climbing path from the automotive park in entrance of the signal to the highest of the mountain. The stroll is lower than 1km however pretty steep with phenomenal views and the bonus of arriving on the unique lighthouse.

 Cape  Level Nature Reserve

For these with extra stamina, mountaineering within the  Cape  Level Nature Reserve includes a superb six hours of rambling via unspoiled wildlife, juxtaposed by lovely seashores and a welcome sense of remoteness. There are lots of trails within the park, lovely seashores and cliff areas to discover in addition to recognizing antelope, over 1200 species of vegetation and birds such because the  Cape  Siskin and  Cape  Sugarbird.

A Sandy Stroll to the Kom

Beginning alongside Noordhoek Seashore, this scenic seashore stroll takes you previous the wreck of the Kakapo, an unlucky ship that steamed onto the seashore within the early 1900's. Meandering across the subsequent nook reveals Bokram seashore, a surfers hideaway near the quiet resort village of Kommetjie. Additional nonetheless is a tall lighthouse marking a rocky outcrop generally known as Slangkoppunt. An outstanding place to see the sundown.

Elsies Peak

This can be a nice stroll in case you are on the lookout for one thing average and never too strenuous. Climb up the steps adjoining to the carpark on Kommetjie street onto the open mountain. The stroll is steep in locations however nicely outlined with nice views of Fish Hoek. The view over False Bay will get higher as you attain the summit with panoramic vistas of Simon's City and Glencairn. Roughly 2 hour hike.

Chapman's Peak

This stroll is simpler than it seems and takes about 2 and half hours spherical journey. The carpark simply earlier than the highest of Chapmans Peak Drive is your start line. There's a brief steep begin that deposits you on a flat plateau with plenty of proteas and birds. Fabulous views of Hout Bay as you spherical the primary peak, then out of the blue Chapmans Peak pops into view and a ultimate assault up the saddle provides you views throughout to Fish Hoek and even Gordon's bay on a transparent day. For a hike with a distinction contact Baboon Issues to stroll with the final remaining Chacma baboons on the  Cape  Peninsula. You'll be guided by means of mountain fynbos on a specialised strolling tour for a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to take a seat and watch these fascinating animals as they eat, play and socialize. The expertise lasts between 2 and three hours relying on the situation of the baboons.

Afton Grove Mountaineering Ideas and issues to take with you

We advocate getting a replica of Mike Lundy's guide:

"BEST WALKS within the  Cape  Peninsula."

Advise somebody of your anticipated departure, route and arrival time and plan for emergency contact contingencies. Be sure to know the place you're going because the  Cape  mountains might be very misleading. Please examine together with your hosts. As a result of climate circumstances are relatively unpredictable, take a sweater or windbreaker, even when the day is heat. Both shorts or lengthy pants, relying on the sort of flowers you're strolling by means of, will forestall your legs from being scratched.

A very good sunscreen (SPF 30+) is an efficient antidote to the unforgiving African solar. Additionally deliver a showering costume otherwise you'll be kicking your self once you discover that good pool or that preferrred strip of seashore. And lastly all the time keep in mind to take a water bottle.


Desk Mountain is a wilderness space, and might be extraordinarily harmful. Yearly we see fatalities on the mountain brought on by individuals dropping their method, falling and numerous different accidents. The mountain is a sacred area and there is nothing that may destroy the expertise as having to share it with a thousand different vacationers when doing the "ordinary" routes. There are nevertheless lots of of the way of climbing the mountain, and our professional guides will share their secret spots and information with you. We provide numerous grades of climbs, from easy walks ("A" grade hikes), to "B", "C" and "D" grade scrambles, proper by means of to conventional climbs.

No matter your talent degree, we've one thing for you! Safety on the mountain is paramount and our guides will guarantee your security always. Our guides have hundreds of hours of expertise everywhere in the mountain and may decide routes greatest suited to your talent ranges, climate circumstances on the day and numerous different elements. Desk Mountain varieties a part of the  Cape  Floral Kingdom, a UNESCO World Heritage Website - our guides can educate you on the extremely numerous wildlife to be discovered.

Do you know that there are extra verities of indigenous crops within the  Cape  Floral Kingdom than in some other place of the identical measurement on the planet! There are virtually 10 000 plant species within the  Cape  Floral Kingdom and greater than two-thirds of them may be discovered nowhere else on Earth. Should you're a plant lover, why not be a part of Warren, our flora guru, for an journey to not be missed. Warren can information you to particular orchids, for instance the purple disa when it is in season, as a part of your hike

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