Visit a cave whilst hiking in the

Cape Peninusula

Elephants eye cave is reached via a relatively easy walk of around an hour from the top parking area in Silvermine North. It is named elephants eye as from much of the Southern suburbs this side of Constantiaberg looks like an elephants head with the cave being in exactly the right place for the eye.


Fom the parking area you head towards Constantiaberg keeping the reservoir on your left. Initially you follow a gravel road which after one km  takes a couple of switchback turns whilst the road gets steeper. After the 2nd sharp turn look for the path on your right. This leads to the look out hut you can see on the shoulder of the hill. Almost immediately above this, you can see the dark hole, that is the cave.  The path is relatively flat for 500m before ascending sharply to the look out hut. Once at the hut take a moment to enjoy the view. Although no longer in use you can appreciate why this spot was chosen for keeping an eye out for any fires in the forest below. The final climb to the cave is short and well worth the effort.  The large entrance leads into a fair sized cavern which is nice and shady in the summer.


Explore the Cape Peninsula on a guided hike with Ridgway Ramblers