Cape Town is known for its magnificent hiking trails featuring rugged cliffs, lush forests, majestic waterfalls and spectacular mountains. While the steep climbs and scary heights may not appeal to everyone, thankfully, there are other alternatives to dive into.
And if you’ve told yourself that this will be the year of fitness and fun, then a cheeky trek through paradise might be just what you need to make good on your promises.
Here are five popular hiking trails to explore:
The Pipe Track
Even though the Pipe Track from Kloof Nek can become congested, we can definitely see why! This popular trail is commonly used on the weekends for hiking, walking and running, and boasts the most beautiful views over Camps Bay, Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean.
Table Mountain’s unique fynbos is certainly a sight to behold as you navigate through a single rock path that later joins onto a jeep track. Take time to enjoy the views along the way as you pass through stunning ravines of the western slopes. Even though your journey may be rocky in some areas, it certainly isn’t steep with only a few slight hills which makes it a perfect outing for children.
As one of Table Mountain’s oldest hiking routes, it’s still enjoyed by locals who love a chilled stroll while catching a magnificent glimpse of the 12 Apostles mountain range.
Distance: +/- 6km
Time: 3 hours