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Best trails in South Africa

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Ready to check out the best trails in South Africa? AllTrails has 432 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Table Mountain National Park or Golden Gate Highlands National Park - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Robberg Nature Reserve in Western Cape or uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park in Kwazulu-Natal. Or for some great local park options, check out Harold Porter Botanical Gardens near , Western Cape or Flitwick Ranch near , Kwazulu-Natal. Ready for some activity? There are 229 moderate trails in South Africa ranging from 1.2 to 354.9 miles and from 13 to 10,075 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Lion's Head Path and Top Road
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
NOTE: This trail is closed for remediation from mid-January to mid-February. Please contact the park before attempting this hike. Great hike in the city. Well marked and amazing 360 degree views. ModShow more
#2 - Platteklip Gorge to Upper Cable Station
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
A straight-up hike up Platteklip Gorge - past Fountain Peak, take the cable car (125 rand) to the top and back, then head back down to the trailhead.Show more
#3 - Robberg Nature Reserve
Robberg Nature Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 55 m
Robberg Nature Reserve is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#4 - 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 tShow more
#5 - Sentinel Peak
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.3 mi • Est. 4 h 38 m
Sentinel Peak is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Bonjaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, waShow more
#6 - Thukela Gorge Trail
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
This trail takes you to one of the greatest wonders of Drakensberg Park, the Amphitheater, which is a rock cliff three times larger than El Capitan in Yosemite.Show more
#7 - 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 Show more
#8 - 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 routShow more
#9 - Hennops Crocodile Trail
Saulsville, Gauteng, South Africa
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
Hennops Crocodile Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Saulsville, Gauteng, South Africa that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#10 - Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail
Table Mountain National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Cape Point: Lighthouse Keeper's Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as modShow more
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