Best forest trails in South Africa

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Explore the most popular forest 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.
Map of forest trails in South Africa
Top trails (142)
#1 - Hennops Crocodile Trail
Saulsville, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
#2 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#3 - Kasteelspoort to Upper Cable Station Via Echo Valley
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 5 h 9 m
The hike starts from the most southern residential area of Camps Bay, heads up one of the gullies between the 12 Apostles. Once on top of Table Mountain, use a myriad of trails to pass some huts used by the South Africa Scouts (there's a public hut as well that looks like it would be a great place for a picnic). You'll pass above the reservoirs and head through Echo Valley towards the upper cable station. The cable car costs 125 rand. There is a cafe and shops at the top, which is a great place for a sandwich and a beer. Come back down the cable car and head back. Lots of streams, birds, and steps.Show more
#4 - Newlands Forest Contour Path
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
#5 - Elephant's Eye
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
#6 - Newlands Ravine Circular Walk
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
Great circular walk through Newlands Forest around the back of Devil's Peak.Show more
#7 - Pipe, Corridor, and Woody Ravine Tracks Loop
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 5 mi • Est. 3 h 46 m
#8 - Deer Park
Deer Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#9 - Alphen River Trail
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#10 - Hedianga Farm
Kungwini Part 2, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
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