Best waterfall trails in South Africa

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Explore the most popular waterfall 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 waterfall trails in South Africa
Top trails (62)
#1 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#2 - 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
#3 - Kings Kloof Farm: Blue Route
Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
#4 - Leopard's Kloof Trail
Harold Porter Botanical Gardens
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Only 90 minutes from Cape Town CBD, this trail is a great family hike through the forest with a picturesque waterfall.Show more
#5 - Panorama Trail and Waterfalls Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 5 h 3 m
#6 - Swarboskloof Trail and Sosyskloof Trail Loop
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
#7 - Gudu Falls Circuit Walk
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 27 m
#8 - Cecilia Ridge
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 45 m
#9 - Half Collard Kingfisher Trail
Garden Route National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
#10 - Cecilia Forest to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
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