Cape Town, also known as the Mother City, is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor and boats heading for Robben Island in Table Bay. The notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela is now a living museum.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker looking for some inspiration or an inexperienced, but aspiring trail blazer not sure where to start, we have a walk or hike to suit you. From easy strolls through the forest to more challenging climbs up mountains, there are so many great hiking routes in Cape Town and the surrounding areas.
Breathtaking natural scenery, longstanding cultural heritage and world-class wine-producing estates characterise the Cape Winelands region, a tourist Mecca that always ranks highly on visitors’ itineraries, summer and winter alike.
Cape Town’s history and culture are inextricably linked with that of South Africa. From the days of the Khoisan to the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck, from the dark days of apartheid to the democratic freedoms enjoyed today, Cape Town has been at the forefront of it all.