Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in South Africa with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

fee
no shade
21 days ago

An delightful trail with a worthwhile view at the turn point. There is a stream halfway. The water is drinkable if you are used drinking mountain water. About 50m upstream are some small pools for wallowing.

It's very moderate at the base of the mountain and scenic. The trails are clearly marked and well maintained. it gets very steep and hard. to the point that your knees touch your chest as you climb the steps. Very worth it. Once at the top, it's windy. Be careful not to get blown off the mountain.

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over grown
scramble
2 months ago

Jolie randonnée, assez courte mais avec des paysages époustouflants. Nous sommes passé par le côté Tiger Falls en premier, qui je pense, offre une montée plus agréable et moins raide que de commencer par les Cascades.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked from mosselbay to Pinnacle Point on the trail and it was rather easy with excellent views. Apparently it gets harder from that point on.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Awesome hike... steep in some areas. Downhill is brutal on the knees but well worth it. Reminded me of the climb up Table Mountain in some parts

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice and varied trail; we passed sand beaches, volcanic rock, forest, and fynbos. Hiking the volcanic rock is not safe with high tide, but right before the rocky part there’s a restaurant and little shop where they can tell you whether or not it’s safe. If it’s gonna be high tide there’s another trail that goes past the volcanic rock part.

Easy trail for a great family outdoor experience. R45 per adult.Great picnic spots and clean bathrooms. Little tuck shop on the premises. Horse riding also available at R110 per hour.

First things first, there is a day permit fee of R50, no cash. From the gate of the nature reserve to the start of the trail you will need a high profile car. Smaller cars can take the bumpy gravel ride but I advise a 4x4 or SUV. The reserve closes at 6pm, without checking if there are cars still inside. Plan to start your hike early in the day. It’s a tough trail with loose rocks and steep climbs. The views at the top are breathtaking though. This is not a hike for chancers. You need to be sure about your fitness. The board at the start of the trail reads 17,1km but the loop is about 13,4km and can be completed just under 6hours.

Very steep. Not good for running. Hiking.. not much great views.

Very steep. Took us 1h45, no breaks, running every time we could. For people in shape. More hiking than cross country running.

Beautiful! Tough hike and the loose rocks coming down is a bit hectic, but the scenery and being outdoors is so worth it.

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

beautiful trail. we chose to run it but had to stop sometimes as it's very rocky in areas. also be prepared to climb up some sand hills but the views are worth it

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fee
rocky
3 months ago

Strenuous in parts, with the most beautiful views! Love spending time in this spot! I feel super safe even when hiking on my own!

hiking
fee
rocky
3 months ago

This trail feels like home to me now. Enough shade and resting spots. I love love love it! lots of water required to keep hydrated.

walking
3 months ago

to challenge a 3 year old to a hike - this was the perfect starting point

Great walk with Pruimpie se Gat my Kid's first cave experience. The cable car over the river another highlight on the Route. Great views and great picnic site with very welcome pool at the end of the hike. Extremely accommodating staff. Well done!!!

Very clean. Am happy with it and please if possible put kilos marking on each kilos..

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fee
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

Great route. We (moderately fit 40+) did it in about 4 hours. Ravine is steep and some bits of the walk are quite technical but also lovely and shaded. Stunning views over Cape Town. We missed a few turns here and there, but there were usually other paths to follow fairly close by. Route isn’t too busy, which was nice.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

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