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The peninsula is probably best known for the scenic drives along Boyes Drive between Muizenberg and Kalk Bay and the famous Chapmans Peak Drive en route to or from the Cape of Good Hope. But away from the road, the mountains offer some of the best, most accessible hiking and walking in Cape Town. The Silvermine Nature Reserve, part of the Table Mountain National Park, is a hidden gem which is ignored in the rush to get to Cape Point.
The Constantia winelands and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens border much of the Table Mountain National Park chain of mountains and there are several great walks and hikes that incorporate the gardens and wineries following explorations of the mountain trails.
Chapman’s Peak is another favourite amongst Capetonians looking for an easy hike with breath-taking views. This peak can be conquered in a morning or it can be explored over 5-6 hours.
The Cape Point Reserve is highly under-utilised by international visitors and one of our favourite places to explore on foot. Several great trails are available, from 2 to 8 hours of walking possible.
HALF DAY TRIPS:
Half Day Silvermine Nature Reserve **
Half Day Chapman’s Bay Hikes **
** guide and vehicle included for the full day; lunch and city entrance tickets included on request
FULL DAY TRIPS:
Full Day Peninsula tour and Cape of Good Hope hiking
Full Day Kirstenbosch and Constantia hiking and wine tasting