Cape Town Hiking Trails
Silvermine Nature Reserve offers a variety of wonderful hiking trails without the steep climbing that is often required on Table Mountain trails. One of my favourite routes is in Silvermine North. It is a circular trail that includes a variety of terrain and views.
Silvermine North is on the left of Ou Kaapse Weg if you are heading towards Cape Town. Enter the reserve (R25 entry fee if you don’t have a wild card) and park immediately on your left . You then head out of the car park down the trail away from the entrance gate.
The first section of the hike follows the river trail. This is wonderful shady path that follows the Silvermine River to the resevoir. The path is well maintained with a boardwalk in places. Slighty up hill you hardly break into a sweat so can just relax and enjoy the walk.