Hiking in Silvermine National Park
Silvermine National Park is an area within the Table Mountain National Park between Cape Town and Cape Point. It offers some really wonderful trails, both strenuous and easy with amazing views and flora.
On the left side of Ou Kaapse Weg (travelling towards Noordhoek) you turn into the reserve and do need to pay an entry fee (if you don’t have an activity card – dogs can only be walked here if you are in possession of an activity card) Here you can choose beween: The river walk, a stroll around the dam, elephants eye cave or the full Noordhoek peak circuit.
The River walk is a wonderful non strenuous stroll following a small stream from the entry gate to the reservoir. It takes you about an hour to reach the dam wall. The route is along a small path with boardwalks in places with plenty pf places to stop along the river side for a picnic or for quiet contemplation. Its a perfect route for dogs as loads of places to jump in and splash around.