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Author: Jason Crowther

Hiking Up Lion’s Head

Duration 1 – 2 hours Difficulty Easy – Moderate Trail Type Out & Back Distance 4.5 km Lion’s Head is possibly the most popular hike in Cape Town. People love it so much because it is short, relatively easy and offers some of the best views of Cape Town, Table Mountain and The Twelve Apostles. You don’t get much better really! Starting at the parking lot below the peak you can expect the hike to take approximately 1-2 hours depending on how fit you are and how busy it is. I would suggest a sunrise hike. There will probably...

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Skeleton Gorge to Maclears Beacon

Duration 6 hours Difficulty Moderate – Difficult Trail Type Out & Back Distance 7 km Hiking up Skeleton Gorge to Maclears Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain, is arguably one of the best hikes up the mountain. Albeit not an easy hike, it’s certainly worth every ounce of effort you put in. From the beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and the lush indigenous forest above, to the diverse fynbos at the top, this hike has it all. Taking approximately 5 – 6 hours for most people to complete, it is advised to pack a lunch and make a day...

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Myburgh’s Waterfall Ravine

Duration 5 – 6 hours Difficulty Moderate – Difficult Trail Type Circular Distance 8 km Myburgh’s Waterfall Ravine is located at the top end of Hout Bay and is not for the feint hearted folk around. Not if you do a full circle trail that is. If you are up for the challenge though you will certainly be left with a sense of achievement and a big smile on your face. The full trail will take you approximately 5 hours to complete so it is a good idea to take plenty of water and a packed lunch. Getting started...

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