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Atlantic Countour guided hikes   ATLANTIC CONTOUR (PIPE TRACK)
For those of you not so fit just wanting to get out into nature!
It is quite a level route running beneath the famous Twelve Apostle Mountain Range with great views overlooking Camps Bay. It is suitable for all ages and varies from 1-2 hours. This route is known as the Pipe Track as it is named after the pipeline that runs next to the track, which was built in 1887 to conduct water from the reservoirs on Table Mountain to the surrounding areas.
     
Constantia Contour Hikes   CONSTANTIA CONTOUR
This is a leisurely stroll through forests and fynbos and is suitable for the whole family. The route takes you to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. As an alternative it is possible to lengthen the route as far as Devils Peak via Rhodes Memorial. The route is very well shaded, making it suitable as a summer’s hike. The route has stunning views over False Bay & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
     
Signal Hill Hikes   SIGNAL HILL
Signal Hill is a prominent landmark from which the historic noon gun is fired, and forms the “lion’s body” for the adjacent Lion’s Head mountain top. Signal Hill rewards hikers with spectacular views across the Cape Town harbour, city and Atlantic Ocean. The suburbs of the city surround Signal Hill on almost all sides. The area surrounding Signal Hill, on the city side, is significant to the Cape Malay community, who historically lived in the Bo-Kaap quarter close to Signal Hill. There are a number of historic graves and shrines (kramats) of Malay leaders on the slopes of Signal Hill. There are various routes from 30min – 1hour. Sundowners on top of Signal Hill can be arranged at the end of your hike (please enquire).
     
Front Face Table Mountain Guided Walks   FRONT FACE OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
A short climb brings you to the lower contour path, which runs from just above the lower cable station across the front face of table Mountain towards Devils Peak. This is a mild hike with great views across the city. For those who don’t quite have the enthusiasm to ascend to the top of the mountain, this is the hike. Enjoy the fresh mountain air, fynbos and beautiful waterfalls (seasonal).
     
Kirstenbosch Hiking Trails Cape Town   KIRSTENBOSH TRAILS
If you're looking for a not-so-taxing, can-do-on-extremely-hot-days kind of hike, then the Yellowwood trail at Kirstenbosch is definitely up there on the list, along with strolls through neigh bouring Cecilia forest and Newlands forest.
It's also a great hike to do with children, as it's manageable within a couple of hours. It can also be extended into a whole morning – experiencing delightful pools along the way. Most importantly, the walk takes one through what remains of beautiful afromontane forests in the foot hills of the mountains at Kirstenbosch and is filled with massive trees like Yellow Wood, Cape Beech, Iron Wood, Stink¬wood, Hard Pear, shrubs, ferns and a series of wild 'monkey rope' vines . In total the Yellowwood trail is about 3 km. Not much, but there is both a pretty steep ascent and descent, and for the avid hiker, this is pretty much a waste of time if you're looking for exertion.
     
Kalkbay St James Hiking Trails Cape Town   KALKBAY – ST JAMES HILL SIDE
A gentle mountain climb with superb views of False Bay, including Simon's Town, Hangklip and Kalk Bay harbour nestling peacefully below. You will be surprised at the height to which you climb with very little effort. It is possible to extend this experience by up to three additional Peaks, namely St James Peak, Muizenberg Peak and Steenberg Peak. This hike is very highly recommended, with it’s spectacular views and is not to frequented. Approximately 1-3hours.
Flowering during spring, from August to December, is a pretty and very special little heath, called Erica urna-viridis.(The Latin name means an erica resembling a green urn). It is a delicate almost white-greenish erica, sticky to the touch. What is so special about it, is that it occurs only on this mountain, above Boyes Drive, and nowhere else in the world.
     
Cape Point Cape of Good Hope Hiking Trails  

CAPE POINT TRAILS
The southern tip of the Cape Peninsula is occupied by the Cape Point Nature Reserve (Part of the Table Mountain National Park), with its 7750 hectares of rich fynbos vegetation and 40 kilometers of rugged coastline, it boasts some magnificent views. Mammals to be seen include the Chacma Baboon, Bontebok, Grey Rhebok, Red Hartebeest, Eland, Cape Mountain Zebra to name a few. There are various routes:


The Shipwreck Trail: Is named after the many ships that floundered here. The route outward route follows the coastline passing various wrecks, visible from the beach. It is a circular route, you return on the escarpment through the fynbos. Approximately 2 hours.


Kanonkop Trail: The route gains height steadily to the old signal canon after which Kanonkop was named. From this vantage point there are fine views of the Da Gama Monument, Buffels Bay & Cape Point. Of interest on the return route, an easy descent, is an old kiln used to burn sea shells for making lime. Approximately 2 hours


Antoniesgat Trail:This trail winds along the False Bay coast. One of several caves eroded into the coastal cliffs by the pounding waves. Along the way visitors will enjoy magnificent views of False Bay and Hottentots Holland Mountains, the historic Cape Point lighthouse, and Vasco da Gama Peak. Approximately 1-2 hours.


Cape Point to Cape of Good Hope: The trail descends through fynbos to the cliffs above Dias Beach (accessible by wooden stairs) and then continues to the viewpoint at Cape Maclear. Steps have been provided for the descent to the Cape of Good Hope – the most south-western tip of the Cape Peninsula.

     
Silvermine Nature Reserve Guided Mountain Walks & Hikes   SILVERMINE NATURE RESERVE
The Silvermine Nature Reserve is also part of the Table Mountain National Park and covers the terrain from Kalk Bay all the way to Constantiaberg. This area also contains a river, Silvermine River, which flows all the way from the Silvermine reserve to Clovelly. This area is now an important conservation reserve. The Silvermine Nature Conservation works very hard at protecting the indigenous fynbos of the area and boasts spectacular results!
The Silvermine area is practically clear from all alien vegetation allowing for the indigenous and endemic plants to flourish. The Silvermine Nature Reserve has even built boardwalks over the roots of some of the trees to protect them. There are ancient trees scattered in this area such as; Cape Beech, Milkwoods and Yellowwoods to name a few… Animals can be found in the Silvermine area too such as; antelopes, gazelles, steppe lynxes, porcupines and genets.
There are plenty of trails to keep avid walkers busy, starting with, rather gentle walks, ideal for the whole family to more strenuous walks that involve a little climb and are slightly longer.

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