Best nature trips trails in Western Cape, South Africa

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Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Western Cape 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 nature trips trails in Western Cape, South Africa
Top trails (119)
#1 - Robberg Nature Reserve
Robberg Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
#2 - India Venster
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
The trail starts just right to the cable car lower station and it climbs quickly to the contour path. Then the India Venster hike truly starts. Follow the yellow footprints all the way to the top of the mountain. Beautiful views and fun hike, but don't underestimate it. There is parts where climbing is involved and above average fitness is required to make it to the top. The route is extremely difficult down and should only be done by experienced hikers.Show more
#3 - Constantia Nek
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 58 m
This hike climbs on a partially paved trail up from Hout Bay Road to Devilliersdam, Alexandra Reservoir, Victoria Reservoir, then eventually Woodhead Reservoir. There are several other trails and route variations in this area.Show more
#4 - Pipe Track
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
#5 - Jonkershoek Waterfalls
Jonkershoek Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
#6 - 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
#7 - Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
#8 - 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
#9 - Skeleton Gorge and Nursery Ravine Loop
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#10 - Alphen River Trail
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
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