Explore the most popular trail running 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.

Did the India Venster trail with rock climbing,...would highly recommend! Not too difficult and very few other climbers. Great hike.

amazing hike up the back of Table Mountain, be careful, we saw a Cape cobra there

Steep and rocky but views are amazing! Wear good hiking shoes as rocks can be slippery if wet.

Beautiful route.
The climbing makes it tough, but it’s worth it for the views/nature.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with amazing views. Some areas need to use staples and vertical ladders and can be expose so be prepared. It is well marked and also very crowded, so much that had to wait in line to go down the staples, but the views at the top is worth it.

This hike was hard but so much worth it. Had to do scrabbling lots of times and some areas were expose but the views made it all worth it. Had 2 ladders to climb up to get all the way to the cable cars but were ok for me since not as expose. Also had the trail for myself most of the way since only saw 5 hikers and 3 rangers the 5 hrs I was in the trial. Need to know your way around because most part not identify and can get confusing in the section where it is all rock climbing, so go with a guide ( I did) if not familiarize with it. The guide can also take your pics!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great sunrise hike!! I’d say it was a little more than moderate, but the views are so worth it!

awesome 360° views from the top

Took me and two friends just about two hours to reach the top! It was a lovely hike. A few wet areas with flowing water we had to cross but I think that is a result of the rain the last couple days rather than the norm.

Great hike although pretty hard.

Climbed again Monday 4/30/2018 at 10:00 AM with wife, daughters and 4 friends from Cape Town. Took a little over 2 hours! Perfect day! Unbelievable views! Hard but worth every bit of effort.

Beautiful,isolated and challenging. All the important factors for a good hike

Best outdoor app

Not technically very difficult, just a long and steep climb. It took about 3 hours to complete with frequent breaks. We took the cable car back down. Definitely recommend this hike, it has a beautiful view.

Hectic and really hard but well worth it

Scenic level hike - great at sunset

Great views the whole way! Cold beer at the top! Did this trail December 2014 .

One of the most amazing trails I have ever enjoyed!

hiking
7 months ago

This trail has incredible views! It has some difficult scrambling sections as well as a section with metal staples and chain ropes for a vertical climb. You can take your dog, but unless you're ok with carrying your dog up the vertical section, its best to take the alternate trail around to reach the top. I highly recommend this trail but go prepared!

no dangerous route, many beautiful vieuws, every 50m up gives another vieuw over cape- town.

I love South Africa and Cape Town is a beautiful city and no better way to see it but from the top of table mountain

on Helderberg Trails

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Stunning views! Restaurant at starting point. Well kept trails. Different options to choose from. Definitely worth it.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. Moderate is the right rating as there are some sections with exposure. More difficult routes with scrambling options available. If you want to find Wally's Cave: go past the first ladder (do not go up it), go the old bench and go DOWN to the LEFT, traverse until you see an opportunity to scramble up to the right. If you go too high you'll end up on a flat lookout with a steep drop off

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hike this one in the spring and you'll be rewarded with streams and wildflowers. The views at the top are incredible.

Awesome trail! Beware...if you follow this route turn by turn, there is a ton of rock climbing up some slippery paths. Be sure to wear waterproof shoes, as there are some soggy spots. We took the cable car down the other side. Overall pretty demanding trail but the views are worth it!

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The footpath is never away from the road. Try not to get there around sunset because the road t'es really noisy.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice 360 outlook on the city (north), Table Mountain (east) and 12 Apostles. Rocky footpath, mind your ankles !

Take the time to hike along the reservoirs as well !

For those with poor athletics conditioning it would be very hard. The path is very uneven recommend to use a tracking shoes instead of a running one. Take at least 1 l of water per person.
The view is amazing!

For those with poor athletics conditioning it would be very hard. The path is very uneven recommend to use a tracking shoes instead of a running one. Take at least 1 l of water per person.
The view is amazing!

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