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Hiking in the Western Cape

Steenberg’s breath-taking natural surrounds make for a most enjoyable stroll.

Take in the unparalleled scenery on our Steenberg Walking Trail, an easy, picturesque meander that starts and ends at the Steenberg Hotel. This trail passes a historic graveyard, winds through the expansive vineyards, past the winery (walking is thirsty work, after all!), a scenic dam, and the Steenberg Golf Estate.

Steenberg’s surrounding areas offer a plethora of hiking opportunities, taking advantage of Cape Town’s famed flora, fauna and natural beauty.

Just a few of the many nearby options include:

Constantiaberg hike
A 3-4 hour hike for the ambitious hiker, the Constantiaberg hike starts from Constantia Nek and ends at Hout Bay Beach. Along the way, the views of the Hout Bay Valley make for impressive pictures.

Cecilia Forest hike
Starting and ending at the Cecilia Forest car park (where Hohenort Drive meets Rhodes Drive), this leisurely 1-2 hour walk winds through the enchanting Cecilia Forest. Along the way, small steams offer a refreshing stop, and this shaded path offers a great way to walk on a hot day.

Mountain Hikes
Lion’s Head and Table Mountain offer arresting panoramic views of Cape Town, making the trip up worth every step.

Constantia Nek to Kirstenbosch Gardens
The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are a must-visit on any trip to Cape Town. This easy 2-hour walk is a great way to get there. Take along a picnic, or enjoy brunch at Kirstenbosch, as this walk is just enough to build up a healthy appetite!

http://www.uncoverthecape.co.za/hiking-guide.htm

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