Hiking

Kasteelspoort Hike

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The hike starts at a boom gate just off Theresa Avenue, Camps bay. Follow the gravel road for about 10 minutes until you reach a fork, keep right and look out for a hiking trail. After a short climb you will arrive at the intersection of the Pipe Track and Kasteelspoort. Follow the way to […]

Birding

Hiking in the Cape Floral Kingdom

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The Cape Floral Kingdom and why I love it! Hiking and mountain biking in the Cape Floral Kingdom has become increasingly popular, with most people appreciating the beauty of the area. However many don’t know that the vast floral diversity, often overlooked, has given South Africa international recognition. Firstly South Africa is one of 17 […]

Hiking

Safe Hiking Tips

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There are so many beautiful and memorable hiking trails to explore on Table Mountain National Park and surrounding mountains like Jonkershoek, Limietberg and Kogelberg. Due to their popularity and proximity to Cape Town they all have had their fare share of incidents and accidents. Some due to external crime factors and others due to negligence […]

Birding

Cape Point Circuit

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The Cape Point Circuit Start: Rooikrans Duration: 3-4 hours (+1 hour if extending to the lighthouse keepers trail) Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous This hike is slightly more strenuous than the average day hike inside the Cape Point area as it has various inclines and declines to navigate. However it is a great way to fully […]

Birding

Easy Cape Point Hikes

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Hiking in the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain National Park The Cape of Good Hope or Cape Point as it is more popularly known is probably one of the safest places to Hike in the greater Cape Town area. Both in terms of terrain, but also in terms of personal security. It does not […]

Conservation

Klipspringer in Table Mountain National Park

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Klipspringer on Table Mountain National Park Klipspringer (translated to Rock Jumper) is a small species of antelope naturally occuring in Southern Africa. In Cape Town they are one of four small antelope species occurring in the Table Mountain National Park, from Cape Point to Table Mountain. Klipspringers as their name suggest have adapted to rocky […]

Birding

Olifantsbos Birding

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Olifantsbos Birding, Cape of Good Hope Olifantsbos in the South Peninsula of Cape Town is one of  my favourite places to go Birding. It is a remote area within the Cape of Good Hope Section of Table Mountain National Park. The Olifantsbos beach is so quiet that you can sometimes find yourself alone for hours […]

Accommodation

Cape of Good Hope Trail

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Cape of Good Hope Overnight Trail This trail is located in the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town, within the boundaries of the Cape of Good Hope Section (Cape Point) of Table Mountain National Park. It is filled with beautiful scenery, over 1500 fynbos species and a chance to spot some wildlife like Eland, Bontebok and […]